Wendy McWeeny is co-director of The Community Health Acceleration Partnership, where she leads the team in building high-impact community health programs through collaboration, capacity-building, communication and mobilization of private and public resources. Throughout her career, Wendy has worked to advance birth equity, strengthen community-based workforce programs and policies, and build philanthropic alliances to better coordinate and leverage public dollars.
Wendy has worked in philanthropy for over two decades, primarily as a senior advisor at the MCJ Amelior Foundation, the family foundation of Ray Chambers, U.N. and WHO Special Envoy and founder of Wesray Capital. Wendy staffed projects in Newark, NJ prior to heading the Foundation’s global portfolio, where she helped to establish two non-profits, Millennium Promise and Malaria No More.
While at the MCJ Amelior Foundation Wendy also supported the establishment of the first Office of the UN Special Envoy for Malaria, which had an instrumental role in increasing financing for malaria interventions and decreasing malaria deaths by 50%. Her work with this office expanded to supporting Community Health Worker programs in sub-Saharan Africa, leading to an interest in growing and financially sustaining community-based workforces in Africa and subsequently the U.S.
Wendy received her BA from Princeton University, where she also received a Master’s in Public Administration from the School for Public and International Affairs. She lives in Williamstown, MA and is the mother of four.