Scott Nolen

Senior Director, Portfolio Co-Lead

Scott manages Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees, including providing guidance and serving as a lead touchpoint during the development and execution of scaling plans. Working closely with other staff, he also sources new investment opportunities and collaborates on innovation initiatives to expand Blue Meridian’s work. Scott co-leads the Justice and Mobility Fund.

Prior to joining Blue Meridian, Scott held a variety of research, legislative, and advocacy positions in the public health and juvenile and criminal justice fields. Most recently, he served as the director of the Addiction and Health Equity program at the Open Society Institute–Baltimore, where he supported innovative non-criminal justice alternatives to address behavioral health issues and oversaw grantmaking and program related investments. Before this, he worked as a health scientist at the National Institutes of Health, where, as a part of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, he led a project focused on driving the national discussion on health disparities. Scott’s earlier roles include director of the Equal Justice Program at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice; Congressional fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science; child psychology fellow for the New York State Psychiatric Institute; and post-doctoral fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Clinic.

Scott earned a JD from Harvard Law School, a PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. He has taught numerous classes on diversity, health, and criminal justice.