Meredith WillaSenior Associate
Meredith Willa has a passion for equipping nonprofits and public sector agencies with the tools, resources, and supports they need to be effective and efficient solvers of social problems. At GPG, she provides clients with expert multi-stakeholder facilitation, research, writing, and planning services. Meredith’s specialization is with programs and policies that address early childhood education, health, and welfare issues. She has served a variety of roles supporting work in those areas, including as a federal grants specialist for the Head Start program, a researcher for a federal technical assistance project supporting state and local legislators, a service coordinator for the Early Intervention Program in New York City, and as an author of published research on child welfare. Meredith holds a Masters of Public Policy from UC Berkeley.
- Intensive landscape analysis and mapping of services in Oakland that support and enhance the care provided by family, friend, and neighbor caregivers for Oakland Unified School District’s Starting Smart and Strong Initiative proposal: Landscape Analysis and Mapping of Oakland’s Programs and Services Supporting Informal Caregivers (2016).
- Strategic development of initiatives and assistance with development of overall approach of a new testing and learning venture, the Early Learning Lab (2015).