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Rita McAteer

Director of Development and Marketing


Ms. McAteer leads Bridgewell’s fundraising and marketing efforts, with a focus on expanding donor support and elevating visibility for Bridgewell’s services and important role in the community.

Ms. McAteer brings more than 20 years of marketing, communications and fundraising experience to Bridgewell since joining the team in 2016. Most recently at Harvard University, Ms. McAteer’s experience also includes leadership positions at Emerson College, Boston Lyric Opera and Huntington Theatre Company. She has led strategies around major donor programs and institutional giving portfolios, advertising and community engagement initiatives, as well as strategic business partnerships.

Ms. McAteer received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island.