Melissa Luna

Executive Director
GreenLight Fund Boston

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Melissa Luna is Executive Director of GreenLight Fund Boston, which partners with communities to address systemic barriers for people in poverty by importing proven nonprofit models from across the country. Prior to joining GreenLight, Melissa led programming and managed a national portfolio of grantees in the fields of women and politics, and sex trafficking at Swanee Hunt’s foundation. Melissa has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, and program evaluation. Melissa credits her passion for social justice and civic engagement to her years spent during her undergraduate studies serving in Boston’s communities as part of Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA). Melissa engages deeply in the Boston community through several roles: a trustee on the board of PBHA; an advisory council member for the Women’s Foundation of Boston, Becoming a Man (BAM), and Per Scholas; a Vice President of the Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance’s Boston Chapter; and most recently, as a Senior Fellow on faculty at the Institute of Nonprofit Practice. Melissa graduated cum laude with a concentration in Government from Harvard University and is an alumna of the Institute of Nonprofit Practice. She resides in Boston, calling the Hyde Park neighborhood home.

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