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Announcing Melissa Nop as New Manager of Equity and Practice

Thursday, December 9, 2021
NCG is pleased to announce our team is growing with the new addition of Melissa Nop (she/her), our Manager of Equity and Practice. Melissa has worked in philanthropy since 2017 and was most recently at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees as a Program Associate.  

Melissa joins us to support work around culture and community, racial equity, social justice and public policy – helping to develop networks, training cohorts, and programming.  

“Melissa participated in the inaugural Rising Leaders Cohort. While knowing her didn't land her the job (she did that on her own!)” said NCG’s Kate Seely, Senior Director of Leadership, Culture, and Community. “I'm thrilled to share the leadership story, that someone who participated in an NCG program focused on building leadership skills with an equity lens, has now joined NCG. Her heart and approach, her experience, laughter and commitment are such welcomed additions to our team. I hope you'll all get to meet her soon!” 

As the proud daughter of Khmer refugees, she is passionate about addressing the challenges that immigrants and refugees face, with an emphasis on mental health and well-being. Her interest in healing intergenerational trauma became central after taking a powerful trip home to Cambodia with her mom and brother, which led her to sit on the board of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants. Melissa is also the Education Chair for the Asian and Pacific Islander Giving Practice which works on empowering API communities to take on challenges locally and beyond. 

Interested in learning more about Melissa or exploring ways to collaborate? Get in touch!