Melissa Monbouquette is a Program Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. In her role, she provides grant management and technical assistance to a portfolio of grants focused on cross-sector collaboration, social determinants of health and upstream approaches to health improvement, and workforce development in the public health sector. She serves on the Executive Steering Committee and as coordinator 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 joined the de Beaumont Foundation team in Fall 2012. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and transform public health in the United States.
Monbouquette came to the de Beaumont Foundation from the Office of the President & CEO at the National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC. In addition to managing administrative coordination and board relations, she worked extensively with the communications and development teams in support of the museum’s national capital campaign. Prior to the Museum, she worked in the Office of the Vice President at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, providing administrative and media relations support. She previously served as an event coordinator at Tufts University in Medford, MA, and in an outreach and development role at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
Monbouquette holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in English & Spanish Literature and is completing a master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.