Executive Director


Gabrielle Gould found Amherst after a search to find the very best community to “finish” raising her kids. Having fallen in love with Amherst’s history, diversity of humanity and businesses, architecture and natural beauty, Gabrielle and her husband packed up their family and left their home of over 20 years on Nantucket and relocated to downtown Amherst in January, 2019. She is looking forward to working with the current and future businesses, the town and the entire community to continue to make Amherst a beautiful year-round home and destination for families, tourists, parents and students alike.

Gabrielle has an extensive background in leading dynamic organizations with fundraising experience in development for the Arts and Early Education. She has also, with her husband, started and operated two successful small businesses that helped contribute to a vital and thriving Business District.