Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy & Management
Blue Meridian Partners
Melinda provides strategic and executional leadership on critical business priorities and leads innovation efforts which will expand Blue Meridian’s work as it evolves. She explores new philanthropic investment opportunities, leads due diligence on potential Blue Meridian investees and manages relationships with current investees. In addition to these responsibilities, Melinda leads Blue Meridian’s catalytic supports work.
Prior to joining Blue Meridian, Melinda was the Senior Vice President for National Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners where she oversaw strategic planning, national fundraising, and program management with a focus on affordable housing, economic mobility, racial equity, health and environment. Before this, she served in roles at Mercy Housing and The George Washington University Neighbors Project. Melinda is a thought-leader around topics related to affordable housing with multiple articles written for publications such as the New York Times, Denver Post, and Huffington Post.
Melinda earned a BA at George Washington University and an MPA from the University of Colorado, Denver.