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Melanie Audette
Senior Vice President, Member and Partner Engagement

As Senior Vice President, Member and Partner Engagement, Melanie plays a strategic leadership role at Mission Investors Exchange, helping to set organizational direction. She works with our members to identify and drive additional resources towards innovative impact investing opportunities, facilitates partnerships across the sector, and represents our network in an increasingly expanding field. 

Melanie began her career as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and subsequently managed family offices and a private foundation. She has deep experience in the nonprofit sector, having been in leadership roles in four membership associations and nine nonprofit organizations. Melanie is a board member of the Energy Foundation and a founding member of the Impact Investing Committee for the Council of Michigan Foundations and Invest for Better. She is a graduate of Indiana University and is based in Seattle.

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Anjali Deshmukh
Vice President, Knowledge and Communications

As Vice President, Knowledge and Communications, Anjali leads content, technology, and communications & marketing strategy as part of Mission Investors Exchange's efforts to curate, synthesize, and create resources designed to help advance the field. 

In her work in the social sector, she most recently served as Director of Communications for JUST Capital, a nonprofit that measures how US corporations perform on the issues that matter most to the American public; and Director of Knowledge & Communications for Nonprofit Finance Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the way money is given and used to achieve social impact. She was also an Americorps Vista Volunteer at the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance and has worked as a writer for leading museums and performing arts centers nationwide.

Anjali is also a practicing visual and installation artist. Her work has been featured in venues including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Queens Museum of Art, and SXSW Eco Festival, where she received second place in the Place By Design competition. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a Fulbright Scholar in Fine Arts. Her work and artist C.V. can be viewed here.

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Laila Hussain
Associate, Knowledge and Communications

As an Associate, Knowledge and Communications, Laila is responsible for developing and executing communications strategy to support Mission Investors Exchange’s engagement activities.

Prior to joining Mission Investors Exchange, Laila spent seven years working for various international development organizations, including the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, where she managed communications and content production for public health and education programs in underserved areas of South Asia.

Laila holds an MBA in Marketing and an M.A. in Media, Culture and Communication from NYU. She is a Fulbright Scholar in Communications, and is based in New York City.

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Natalie Garcia
Associate, Digital, Knowledge and Communications
As Associate, Digital, Knowledge and Communications, Natalie is responsible for developing digital strategy to optimize Mission Investors Exchange's use of technology.
Natalie's previous experience includes seven years in marketing and communications at environmental non-profits, including Wave Hill, The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land, focusing on creating engaging content to promote access to nature.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Urban Ecology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is based in New York City.
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Daniel Goldberg
Associate, Programs
As Associate, National Conference, Dan serves as Project Manager for MIE’s National Conference, May 11-13th, 2020 in Atlanta.
Dan’s previous experience includes two years leading events at Women’s World Banking, a global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to financial tools and resources. In this capacity, Dan planned and organized WWB’s flagship, Making Finance Work for Women Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Previously he spent ten years with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an annual event founded by President Bill Clinton that convened global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Dan served in several roles during his time at CGI, including program development, member recruitment, advising members on philanthropic projects, and creating and leading the Small Business and Entrepreneurship tracks at the domestic-focused CGI America program.
Dan holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Peace Studies from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as a minor in International Relations. He is based in New York City.
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Elizabeth Katzenbach
Associate, Operations and Fund Development

As Associate, Operations and Fund Development, Elizabeth is responsible for ensuring effective organizational and financial operations for Mission Investors Exchange. 

Elizabeth’s previous experience includes approximately six years with financial services organizations, most recently as a member of the Finance and Operations team at Corsair Capital, a private equity investor in the global financial services sector. Prior to that she was a member of the Infrastructure Advisory team at KPMG, where she assisted in providing strategic advice to public sector clients on the financial structuring and delivery of large, complex infrastructure projects.

Elizabeth is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in both finance and accountancy from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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Karla Moreno
Program Coordinator
Karla works within the Programs team to identify and create MIE member programs and collaborations that best fulfill member missions and goals.
Karla began her career at the State Department’s SUSI Program for Women’s Leadership, after which she worked with Mexico’s Secretaría de Economía and INADEM (Institute of the Entrepreneur) where she helped create sustainable funding models for ventures driven by and for socioeconomic advancement while living in Mexico City. She most recently developed the launch of i(x) investment's and Angélica Fuentes's Equal Invest fund, the first point of entry for women at the base of the income ladder to generate capital market returns.
Karla’s undergraduate studies were completed in South Bend, Indiana with a Bachelors in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College and International Relations at the University of Notre Dame. She is based in New York City.
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Matt Onek
Matt Onek
President and Chief Executive Officer

Matt is the Chief Executive Officer of Mission Investors Exchange. He brings unique perspective to the organization’s work to grow the impact investing field, having championed mission investing within foundations, federal and local government, and in the private sector.

Matt has developed mission investing strategies for foundations and intermediaries, including the Walton Family Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Aspen Institute. As Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Matt coordinated a range of policy priorities in the Obama administration. Among them, he helped establish the White House Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation and advanced policies supporting the impact investing movement. At Citigroup, Matt advised the Citi Foundation and designed investment partnerships between the private sector and philanthropy.

Earlier in his career, Matt served as Senior Counselor to the New York City Schools Chancellor under Mayor Bloomberg and as the first Director of the San Francisco Youth Commission.

Matt received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Stanford University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kristen Kane, and their two children.

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Rebecca Price
Director, Membership
As Director, Membership, Rebecca engages, serves and connects MIE’s unique and influential member network of philanthropic impact investors.  Rebecca builds relationships with prospective members and ensures that members have access to MIE’s network, tools, and programming.  Rebecca also leads the strategy around membership growth as part of MIE’s efforts to advance the field of impact investing.
Previously, Rebecca served as the Philanthropic Partnerships Advisor with PRIME Coalition, an MIE member and public charity that partners with philanthropists to place charitable capital into market-based solutions to climate change. Prior to that, at Investors’ Circle, Rebecca designed and implemented programs focused on educating and engaging impact investors and entrepreneurs. She worked closely with impact investors to help them deploy capital into early stage social and environmentally impactful companies. Rebecca has also provided strategy and growth assistance to a range of organizations including NGOs, family foundations, and several non-profit organizations.
Rebecca received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and holds a Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an MBA from F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.
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