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Anjana Agarwal
Senior Associate, Programs
As Senior Associate of Programs, Anjana is responsible for developing and executing best-in-class programming, such as conferences, webinars, and trainings, for members and non-members of MIE.
A lawyer by training, Anjana started her career as a corporate attorney in the Projects & Infrastructure practice of Amarchand & Mangaldas, India’s leading corporate law firm. She moved from there to the federal Indian government where she worked as a Public-Private Partnerships Contract specialist at the Planning Commission of India. Most recently, Anjana worked at the Energy team of the World Resources Institute where she helped scale clean energy solutions in India.
Anjana holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a LL.M from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelors in Law (LL.B) from the National Law School of India University.
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Monique Aiken
Vice President, Programs

As Vice President, Programs, Monique ensures that Mission Investors Exchange develops and delivers best-in-class in-person and virtual programming that leverages the innovation, experience, and talent within and beyond its vibrant network.  

Prior to joining Mission Investors Exchange, Monique was a Director at Tideline where her energies were centered on client and project management as well as business development. Before that, she served as Project Manager at the Clinton Foundation for No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, a women’s empowerment initiative led by Secretary Clinton, and Business Development Manager for the Clinton Global Initiative.  

Monique began her career in Finance, where she was a Vice President in the Commodity Derivatives Sales group at Deutsche Bank, managing client relationships with Oil and Gas (E&P), Utility, and Consumer Products companies in both the United States and Latin America. Earlier in her career, she also worked for Citigroup in both the United States and European Debt Capital Markets groups, and as an Analyst at Bank of America in the Credit Products group.  

Monique holds a BSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.


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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 founding member of the Impact Investing Committee for the Council of Michigan Foundations and is a member of the Impact Investing Committee at Seattle Foundation. She is a graduate of Indiana University and is based in Seattle.

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Maggie Cutts
Director, Membership Development

As Director, Membership Development, Maggie cultivates the power of the Mission Investors Exchange network to support our current and new members with their impact investing practices. Maggie is the point of contact for all things membership and welcomes the opportunity to learn more about each of our members’ needs and stories.

Maggie’s previous experience includes 9 years with non-profit and financial services organizations, an internship in Santiago, Chile with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as collaborating with a number of foundations and companies to develop their business plans and investment strategies, and increase their impact. 

She earned an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School, where she focused on impact investing from both the structuring and funding sides of deal creation, a master’s degree in global trade, finance and international integration from the University of Denver, and a bachelor’s degree in politics and Latin American studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

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Anjali Deshmukh
Vice President, Knowledge and Communications

As Vice President, Knowledge and Communications, Anjali leads content, technology, and communications strategy, leading 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. 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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Hannah Feuer
Program Coordinator

As Program Coordinator, Hannah is responsible for the planning and coordination of conferences, Institutes, and webinars, as well as content and program creation.

Previously, Hannah worked at Edelman Intelligence, where she provided market research to a variety of global companies. Prior to Edelman, Hannah worked with The Aspen Institute on the Ideas Festival, Security Forum, and other events.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Government and Legal Studies with a concentration in International Relations from Bowdoin College. Hannah was born and raised in Colorado, and is based in New York City.

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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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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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Nhadine Leung
Managing Director

As Managing Director for Mission Investors Exchange, Nhadine works closely with the CEO and key stakeholders to increase the scale and effectiveness of impact investments through philanthropic leadership and innovation.
Nhadine has extensive executive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as a member of the executive team of Girl Scouts of the USA, where she led the redesign of the national organization and the development of the network’s national strategy. Prior to that she served as Chief Operating Officer of Living Cities, the largest multi-sector funders collaborative dedicated to improving the lives of low-income people and the cities in which they live. She also led the Urban Assets Initiative at New Profit, a national venture philanthropy non-profit. Previously Nhadine practiced law at Weil Gotshal & Manges and worked as an investment banker/currency trader in New York.
Nhadine holds a joint J.D. / master of urban planning degree from New York University School of Law and the Wagner School of Public Service, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago. Originally a Nebraska native, she has called Brooklyn home for over 25 years.

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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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