Our approach to solving problems is collaborative, dynamic, and customized.

We view every partnership with fresh eyes, tailoring our services to fit the stage and scale of each project.

Our Services

Collaboration

Meridian Institute helps our partners work together effectively to address critical societal issues—the more complex and controversial, the better.

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Research and Decision Support

To inform strategy and support collaboration, we help partners understand the context that surrounds and informs their deliberations.

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Strategy

We serve as strategic advisors to senior leaders within foundations, companies, government agencies, multilateral institutions, and NGOs.

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Implementation

We work along the full spectrum of problem solving, providing implementation support in service of real-world impact.

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Philanthropic Support

Meridian has deep experience supporting a broad range of philanthropic partners, both large and small.

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Meridian builds understanding, guides collaboration, and drives action to address our world’s complex challenges.

We help our clients and partners develop and implement solutions to complicated, often controversial problems—big and small, global and local. Together, we navigate the questions, context, and implications surrounding the challenges ahead. 

Our approach brings together three elements: our deep understanding of the issues at hand; our dedicated, expert team; and our ability to support constructive discussions, decisions, and actions that shape the world for the better.

Our Focus Areas

Our Professionals
Robyn Paulekas Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Ann Tutwiler Senior Fellow
Barbara Stinson Senior Fellow
Mil Duncan Senior Fellow
Deborah Atwood Senior Fellow and Executive Director of AGree
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Todd Barker Senior Partner and Practice Director
John Ehrmann Senior Partner
Mallorie Bruns Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Jennifer Pratt Miles Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Isabella Soparkar Mediator and Program Associate
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Our Professionals
Todd Barker Senior Partner and Practice Director
Barbara Stinson Senior Fellow
Connie Lewis Senior Fellow
Robyn Paulekas Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Molly Mayo Senior Partner
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Our Professionals
Mallorie Bruns Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Timothy Mealey Senior Partner and Managing Director
Michael Lesnick Senior Partner
Connie Lewis Senior Fellow
John Ehrmann Senior Partner
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Our Professionals
Connie Lewis Senior Fellow
Jennifer Pratt Miles Senior Mediator and Program Manager
John Ehrmann Senior Partner
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Marielena Octavio Mediator and Program Associate
Molly Mayo Senior Partner
Heather Lair Partner
John Ehrmann Senior Partner
Meghan Massaua Mediator and Program Manager
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Our Professionals
Brad Spangler Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Isabella Soparkar Mediator and Program Associate
Warren Edwards Senior Fellow
Michael Lesnick Senior Partner
Heather Lair Partner
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Our Professionals
Barbara Stinson Senior Fellow
Michael Lesnick Senior Partner
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Our Professionals
Robyn Paulekas Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Brad Spangler Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Marielena Octavio Mediator and Program Associate
Meghan Massaua Mediator and Program Manager
Molly Mayo Senior Partner
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I have proudly been associated with Meridian and its founders for over 30 years. Having seen the good and the bad of American politics firsthand, I commend Meridian for staying above the fray, doing the hard work of forging practical, bipartisan solutions to the problems we face.
The Honorable William D. Ruckelshaus
Former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Founding Chair of the Meridian Institute Board of Directors