United Way of Greater New Bedford announces new staff

    United Way of Greater New Bedford is pleased to welcome two new team members, Paula Montgomery and Nicole Nault.

    Ms. Montgomery joins the team as United Way of Greater New Bedford’s first Director of Women United. In this role, Ms. Montgomery will oversee Women United’s membership and fundraising efforts, as well as Women United initiatives including, Baby Bundles, Bright By Text, and Wash & Read. Women United is a powerful, passionate network of women who influence change in our community through focused investment of their time, talent, and resources. Paula has spent more than 20 years in leadership roles with national and local non-profits. She holds undergraduate degrees from Emerson College and Bristol Community College in Communications and Broadcast Journalism and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University, where she also served as a part-time professor in the Certified Public Manager Program.

    “Having worked closely with United Way on events and Hunger Heroes for the past few years, I’ve seen first-hand the importance of their work and impact in the community,” said Montgomery. “I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to further United Way’s impact through the Women United initiative.”

    Ms. Nault joins United Way as the Director of Development. In this role, she will oversee fundraising efforts at United Way, including the annual campaign and grants. She holds Marketing and Management degrees from UMass Dartmouth and is a 2022 Bentley University Masters candidate for a MBA in Leadership. She most recently served as the Events and Development Manager at Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts. Additionally, Ms. Nault serves on the Wareham Elementary School Public Relations Committee, YMCA Southcoast Finance Committee, and the Mattapoisett YMCA Advisory Board.

    “I am very excited to be joining the team at United Way of Greater New Bedford,” said Nault. “ I’m looking forward to contributing to the great work United Way does for our community.”

    United Way of Greater New Bedford is a non-profit organization that was established in 1953 and for over 65 years, has brought together volunteers, community leaders, and corporate partners to provide quality programs and initiatives that achieve positive results. Its service area, which has a population in excess of 197,000, includes the City of New Bedford and surrounding towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham.