Full Name
Mareeha Niaz
Job Title
Director, Programs
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Speaker Bio

Mareeha Niaz (she/her/hers) is Director of Programs overseeing peer learning and partnership programming at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. As part of GEO’s program team, she co-creates initiatives with partners aimed at transforming philanthropic culture and practice. Before joining GEO, Mareeha managed leadership programs at Independent Sector, a national organization working to strengthen civil society. She started her career in foreign affairs, working to support the needs of the American-Pakistani population. Mareeha is passionate about food security, racial equity, and mental health. She currently serves as board chair for Common Good City Farm in Washington DC and is part of ProInspire’s Network Leadership Council.

Mareeha Niaz