Teresa Power, Senior Portfolio Associate, joined the Foundation in 2010.
She leads EMCF’s reporting on its work with the Social Innovation Fund, helps advance the Foundation’s relationships with the fund’s staff and its other intermediaries, and coordinates the grants competition.
She also manages relationships with various consultants that provide grantees extra-financial and planning support to Social Innovation Fund and other EMCF grantees.
As a member of the Portfolio Team, Power conducts due diligence on potential Foundation grantees, leads and participates in business planning, drafts investment recommendations, and manages relationships with select grantees.
Before joining EMCF, Power was director of operations for Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care & Treatment Programs, overseeing projects in 14 countries.
Previously she worked at CHF International as a senior program officer, managing start-ups in several nations, and as deputy country director of the development and humanitarian aid organization’s capacity building program in Kenya.
Power also interned at the United States Agency for International Development, worked as a project coordinator at Harvard Medical School, and supervised internal audits at BPA Worldwide. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador.
Power graduated from Hofstra University and earned a master’s degree in international economics and finance from Brandeis University International Business School.