Meriwether Jones is an independent consultant specializing in program design, program evaluation and the design and facilitation of “peer learning” retreats for organizations and groups of organizations engaged in philanthropy and/or community economic development. Meri brings much experience in service to our board with many past board positions, Executive Director of the Community Strategies Group (CSG) of The Aspen Institute, Vice-President of the Aspen Institute, Manager of Venture Development & Finance for the State of South Carolina, and The Corporation for Enterprise Development. Meri has a B.A. in economics and an MBA, and a true motivation to finding solutions to living with EM. Meri’s wife has had EM for several years.