Cathryn Meurn brings to Vital Wave front-line experience in building programs, deep expertise in conflict resolution, and a passion for social impact. The experience of establishing new fields like mHealth – through programs, multi-stakeholder events, and evidence building – enables Ms. Meurn to be both visionary and practical. In her client services position, she supports client relationships with clear and timely communication, an attention to detail, and familiarity with both the development and business communities.
Ms. Meurn came to Vital Wave’s attention while at the United Nations Foundation, where she collaborated on the creation of the mHealth Alliance, a multi-sector group dedicated to improved health care through the use of mobile devices. At the UN Foundation and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, Ms. Meurn established herself as a gifted project and program manager. She drew from her training and research in conflict resolution to oversee international grantees and facilitate cross-cultural workshops on a range of sensitive development issues, including interfaith dialogues, open data, and big data.
Ms. Meurn holds a Master’s in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a BA in International Studies from Dickinson College. She has studied in Indonesia, Turkey, Cambodia, and Israel and Palestine, and she is proficient in Spanish.