Melissa Luna is Executive Director of GreenLight Fund Boston. Prior to joining GreenLight, Melissa led programming and managed a national portfolio of grantees in the fields women and politics, and sex trafficking at Swanee Hunt Alternatives. Melissa has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, and program evaluation. She launched programs focused on youth development, civic engagement, and broad systems change in the city of Boston during her 10-year tenure at Sociedad Latina. 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). She currently serves on the boards of PBHA and March Forward Massachusetts. 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.
Through partnership and meaningful engagement, we can bring the innovative solutions–that ultimately empower and uplift youth and families facing persistent challenges while living in poverty.