Terry R. Meersman

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Terry R. Meersman is the executive director of the Talaris Research Institute and director of Thrive by Five. [1]

In October 1998 it was announced that Terry had joined the Gates Library Foundation as director of finance and administration. [2]

"Terry Meersman brings 22 years of program and management experience with several nonprofit organizations, including Save the Children Federation, the [[Pew Charitable Trusts]], and World Learning. While at Save the Children, Meersman held several positions including director of refugee programs, executive vice president/chief operating officer and served as acting president during a change in organizational leadership. As venture fund officer for Pew Charitable Trusts, Meersman helped restructure a major grantmaking program in population and environment, and designed a new grantmaking strategy for a program designed to transform young adults into active global citizens. Meersman served as Director of Policy Analysis for the Seattle City Council, directing the 12-member policy group that developed policy recommendations for council members on issues affecting citizens. Meersman joined the foundation in October 1998 and served as the first head of finance and administration during the start up phase. He now directs grants administration and serves as Senior Program Officer for the co-chairs of the Foundation." [1]

In 2003 "Meersman comes to Talaris as a recognized national leader in private foundation management. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Director of Programs for the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, which is the largest foundation in Arizona supporting early childhood, youth, elderly and arts programs. Prior to his work in Arizona, Meersman served as Senior Program Officer and Director of Finance and Administration for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during its start-up years. He also served as Executive Vice President of Save the Children and Venture Fund Program Officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts." [2]

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  1. 1999 Annual Report, Gates Foundation, accessed December 11, 2007.
  2. "Talaris Research Institute Announces Terrence Meersman as New Executive Director", Talaris Research Institute, accessed December 11, 2007.