Neha Patel is SiX’s Executive Vice President. She is a proven senior-management executive, specializing in corporate and operations strategic planning, annual planning and budgeting, business development, high-level facilitation, partnership development, program design and communications. She brings over 15 years of experience in the development industry, specializing in organizational change management and helping transition organizations through various business models. She has worked both internationally and domestically, first, by managing programs in the public health space and then through large scale business development and corporate management initiatives for multi-sectoral development. She has managed over 100 proposal teams that have brought in over $1 billion in revenue to various organizations. She is an expert in designing and implementing systems and tools, maintaining and expanding funder relations and creating integrated operations support. Neha’s background includes exposure to multiple technical sectors — e.g., sustainable development; environment and climate change; gender; civil society and governance, youth, technology, research, economic development and livelihoods, education and public health — with stakeholders at various levels, including community groups, local non-governmental organizations and faith-based organizations, international non-profits, national governments in Asia-Pacific, intergovernmental organizations (e.g., WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF), multi-lateral or bi-lateral development agencies and donors (most notably USAID, CDC, and DFID) and foundations (including the Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundation). Since beginning her consulting practice in 2014, she has worked for a wide variety of non-profits and foundations. Neha holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy (with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health) from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A in Economics from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!).