Melissa Monbouquette, MPA, is the Executive Director of The BUILD Health Challenge® (BUILD), a national initiative that is creating sustainable health improvements and advancing health equity by supporting community-centered, multi-sector partnerships across the U.S. Melissa leads the program’s innovation and equity practices to drive sustainable improvements in health for all. She serves as a thought leader and key resource for awardees and partners through BUILD’s strategy, implementation, and learning.
Melissa has built her career in nonprofit strategy and operation and is dedicated to ensuring that communities have what they need to thrive. Prior to her work with BUILD, she served as a Program Officer with the de Beaumont Foundation where she managed a portfolio of projects focused on cross-sector collaboration, social determinants of health, and workforce development in the public health sector. She has also held roles at the National Children’s Museum, the Pew Research Center, and the Museo del Prado.
Melissa is a GIH Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow, a member of the Board for Communities Joined in Action, and a former steering committee member for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. She has a master’s degree from The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.