As CCI’s Director of People and Culture, Megan works to reimagine our overall strategy for people operations and foster a culture of belonging, dignity, and justice so that CCI can be best positioned to meet our mission of sparking, seeding, and spreading innovations that strengthen the health and wellbeing of historically underinvested communities. Prior to stepping into this role, for over six years, Megan managed a range of programs within CCI’s focus areas, including regional and statewide trauma- and resilience-informed care initiatives.
Megan came to CCI with more than 10 years of experience in the non-profit and community health sectors. She has a longstanding commitment to California’s health care safety net as a trainer, facilitator, consultant, and direct service provider. Prior to CCI, she worked at Health Outreach Partners, a national organization located in Oakland, where she led projects aimed at strengthening access to health care services and provided training and technical assistance to FQHCs across the country. Previously, Megan worked at the Shanti Project, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides care coordination and support to clients living with life-threatening illnesses. Before relocating to Bay Area, Megan lived in Washington, DC, and worked as a grant writer at a national peace organization, conducted research on the impacts of peace-building schools along the Thai-Burma border, and interned at an AIDS hospice in Southern Africa.
Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University. For close to a decade, she volunteered at the Berkeley Free Clinic as a lay health worker providing mental health services and working as a certified enrollment counselor. Megan enjoys road trips and hiking adventures, practicing bikram yoga, and winning stuffed animals out of claw machines.