Meredith Hanley


Meredith Hanley is the board liaison and director of development for New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing America, where she serves on the leadership team and manages the organization's fundraising operations and working with its board, leadership, and donors.

Prior to joining New America in 2012, she worked as a development advisor for the National Health Law program. She has spent the last twenty years advancing non-profit fundraising, program development, and communications with the national organizations such as Education Sector, the Committee for the Economic Development, American Legislative Exchange Council, and Center for Excellence in Education, and the Lab School of Washington.

She began her career as an occupational therapist working in preK-12 special education and hospital-based health care. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Meredith has served on the boards of Brainfood, the Ambassador Theater and the auction committee for the Broadcasters Child Development Center. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and their sassy, smart daughter. She is a voracious reader, enthusiastic-though not talented-golfer, traveler, yogi, and cook.