Miriam has several years of experience in mental health policy, advocacy, state government, and philanthropy. Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Miriam worked as an Executive Fellow at Well Being Trust and a Behavioral Health Policy Associate at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Previously, Miriam has worked in state health policy consulting and the Arkansas Governor’s Office as well as completing a year of service in the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
In her role at the Meadows Institute, Miriam supports the work of John Snook, Chief Policy Officer, to raise the national profile of the Meadows Institute’s initiatives among national partners, policymakers, and funders. She also assists with project work and strategic planning for the Center for Justice and Health.
Miriam holds a Master of Public Health in Health Policy & Management with a Certificate in Mental Health from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. She is also a board member of The Confess Project of America, a national grassroots movement committed to building a culture of mental health for Black boys, men, and their families.