VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS & LEARNING
I am inspired by visions for a just world and motivated by the Meyer Foundation’s commitment to help create a racially just region. With long and deep roots in the DC area, Meyer has a responsibility to shed light on the ways racism has shaped and harmed our region and spur to action the people and institutions that may be unaware of this history or never realized they, too, have a role to play in making the Greater Washington region more equitable. We can also bring resources to the communities that are leading the way in creating a DMV where all can thrive. I feel lucky to be a part of advancing this mission.
As the Vice President for Community Partnerships and Learning, I co-lead implementation of the Foundation’s plan to promote and support systems change to advance racial equity and supervise the Foundation’s grantmaking and capacity-building work. I am also a connector, linking people and organizations to each other and to resources that can help them make their visions a reality.
Before coming to Meyer, I worked at Enterprise Community Partners where I learned how important good housing is to the health and well-being of families, neighborhoods, communities, and entire regions. What I know now, but didn’t know then, was how policy decisions made by the federal government decades ago created a segregated housing system and why talking explicitly about race and racism must be at the center of any discussions and proposals to create more affordable housing –in our region or any other part of the country.
I joined Meyer in 2000.