Mareeha Niaz

Mareeha Niaz

Director of Programs

mareeha@geofunders.org

Contact Mareeha with questions about program development, peer learning and to partner on programming.

Mareeha co-creates initiatives with partners aimed at transforming philanthropic culture and practice. She’s an experienced facilitator, speaker, and program designer leveraging results-based leadership skills and a data informed practice rooted in equity.

Before joining GEO, Mareeha managed leadership programs at Independent Sector, where she worked on a broad portfolio, including nonprofit governance and ethics, racial equity, fellowships, peer learning, online learning, leadership cohorts, and awards. Prior to this, she started her career in foreign affairs, working to meet the needs of the American-Pakistani population at the Embassy of Pakistan.

Mareeha is passionate about food justice, racial equity, and building community in her Eckington neighborhood of Washington, D.C. She currently serves as board chair for Common Good City Farm. Mareeha also serves on ProInspire’s Network Leadership Council and volunteers with organizations promoting mental health and wellness, such as Yoga District.