Mariah Collins is a Manager in Bridgespan’s Boston office. Since joining in 2012, she has worked across Bridgespan’s practice areas, with a focus on Public Health. Her nonprofit clients have included Nurse Family Partnership, Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL), and the National Council for Behavioral Health. With many of her nonprofit clients, she has helped to chart a path to achieving transformative scale, shifting from serving clients to solving a social problem. With her philanthropy clients, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Mariah has helped to strengthen operations, identify grantmaking priorities, set impact targets, and identify potential grantees, including those for Big Bets. She has also spent significant time in the world of impact investing exploring how private capital can move the needle on pressing global issues.
Mariah has a longstanding interest in the social determinants of health and co-authored “The Community Cure for Health Care
” in SSIReview.org and “Why Big Health Systems are Investing in Community Health
” in HBR.org as well as “With the ACA Under Fire, Can Health Conversion Foundations Patch the Safety Net for Low-Income Americans
” in Health Affairs Grantwatch Blog.
Prior to Bridgespan, Mariah spent time at health-focused organizations including the Harvard Prevention Research Center and the Environmental Protection Agency. Mariah holds a Master of Science degree from the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Brandeis University where she studied health policy/public health and environmental studies.