Melissa Monbouquette is the deputy director of the BUILD Health Challenge, a national, multi-funder initiative that supports multi-sector, community-driven partnerships to reduce health disparities caused by inequity. She leverages her dedication to promoting resilient communities to serve as a resource for awardee communities and partners. In addition to contributing to the development of BUILD’s strategy and implementation, she also leads the program’s dynamic innovation efforts to drive sustainable improvements in community health.
Prior to this role, Melissa was a program officer at the de Beaumont Foundation and developed, managed, and provided technical assistance to a portfolio of projects focused on cross-sector collaboration, social determinants of health, upstream approaches to health improvement, and public health workforce development.
Melissa came to the de Beaumont Foundation from the Office of the President & CEO at the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C. In addition to managing administrative coordination and board relations, she worked with the communications and development teams in support of the museum’s national capital campaign. Previously, she worked in the Office of the Vice President at the Pew Research Center, as an event coordinator at Tufts University, and in an outreach and development role at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain.
Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in English and Spanish Literature and a master’s degree in public administration from the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.