Meera Mani

Vice President, Families and Communities, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos, California

Meera Mani is Vice President of the Families and Communities. She joined the Foundation in February 2009 as program officer, and in 2010 assumed responsibility for leading the preschool, after-school and summer enrichment programs.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Meera served as the president of The Clayton Foundation in Denver, Colorado. Under her direction, the foundation focused on operating high-quality programs for children from birth to five-years-old and providing education and professional development opportunities for the early childhood education workforce. Her leadership was instrumental in developing initiatives, organizations and government programs focused on building a comprehensive system of high-quality early care and education in Colorado.

As a leader Meera is known for bringing together diverse perspectives and building consensus to co-create solutions for complex social challenges. As a manager she has assembled high functioning teams, created inclusive organizational culture, and worked collaboratively with Trustees, staff, and external stakeholders to achieve success.

Meera has a masterā€™s degree in child development from M.S. University in India and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from Boston University. She is an alum of the Ascend Fellows Program of the Aspen Institute and fellow of the Institute of Educational Leadership. She has served on many boards including The Childrenā€™s Institute of Oregon, Colorado Education Initiative, The Denver Hospice, and the Educare of Silicon Valley.

Convenings Featuring Meera Mani

Location: Virtual & In-Person in Washington, DC
Over the course of two days, our discussions focused on bold, equitable, and pragmatic strategies for building prosperity and well-being for all families. Sessions include insights from the latest two-generation (2Gen) family data, examples of...
ConveningApril 11, 2023 ā€“ April 12, 2023
Location: Washington, DC & Virtual
More people than ever before are aware and willing to share their experiences when it comes to mental health and well-being. At the same time, powerful innovations are emerging around the country to build on new insights from brain science and...
ConveningApril 11, 2023
Location: Live webcast
Please join us for a national release and strategic briefing on Toward a More Equitable Future: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership. This report zeroes in on the future of the early childhood field through the lenses of racial equity...
ConveningJune 15, 2022
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
In our second episode of #AscendTogether, Anne Mosle was joined by Meera Mani fromĀ The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Michael Niyompong from theĀ Mental Health Center of Denver, and Rumeli Banik from theĀ Doris Duke Charitable Foundation,...
ConveningMay 27, 2021