Karla contributes to Blue Meridian’s investee selection process, supports individual investee relationships including developing scaling plans and helps assess investee and portfolio-wide performance. Working closely with Managing Directors, she also collaborates on innovative initiatives to expand Blue Meridian’s work, with a focus on Nationwide Solutions.
Previously Karla worked at the Jewish Communal Fund, a donor-advised fund managing $1.7 billion in charitable assets for over 3,500 funds. During her tenure she was promoted to several positions, finally serving as Assistant Director of Grants Research. Her responsibilities included overseeing compliance and due diligence processes, assisting in the facilitation of grants totaling over $435 million to organizations across the U.S. and internationally, and providing counsel to donors and nonprofit partners. Karla has also provided consulting support to help New York City nonprofits serving low-income communities develop funding strategies and create performance measurement and impact evaluation systems.
Karla earned a BS in Marketing from SUNY College at Old Westbury and an MPA from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.