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Jed Meline

Director, Policy & Advocacy

Jed Meline oversees all of Project HOPE’s engagement on health and humanitarian assistance policy, both nationally and globally, with a focus on greater support for health care workers, people in crisis, and US leadership on global health.   

Before joining Project HOPE, Meline was a career US Agency for International Development (USAID) Foreign Service Officer, with almost 25 years of service in Washington, D.C., and overseas. Most recently, he served as Deputy U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator at the US President’s Malaria Initiative, based in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. His diverse assignments also include service as the director of health and humanitarian assistance at the White House National Security Council, a Brookings Fellowship with the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and a tour as staff on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Other positions Meline has held include acting deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. 

Meline also worked at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria as Senior Advisor to the Board Vice Chair. In that role, he coordinated program and policy engagement with board leadership among all the major Global Fund donors, implementing countries, and nongovernmental organizations. 

His overseas positions with USAID included senior development advisor for Libya, deputy mission director in Nepal, and health officer positions in the Philippines and Tanzania. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia and served for five years on the board of the National Peace Corps Association. 

Originally from Greeley, Colorado, Meline earned a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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