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Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Blue Meridian Partners

Tiffany Gueye serves as a Managing Director with Blue Meridian Partners, which aggregates and deploys capital at unprecedented levels in order to transform the life trajectories of families in poverty. In her role, Tiffany provides strategic leadership on critical business priorities, leads innovation efforts, explores new philanthropic investment opportunities, and manages relationships with current investee organizations.

From 2008 to 2017, Tiffany was the Chief Executive Officer of BellXcel, a national youth-serving organization. It was at BELL that she was recognized as a Barr Fellow. She started her career there in 1998 and served in a variety of roles, including Program Manager, Director of Evaluation, and Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure at BELL, Tiffany drove dramatic changes in the organization’s strategy and economic model, and scaled the reach of BELL’s expanded learning programs to more than 15,000 students in schools across 28 states.

Tiffany is on the board of the Center for Effective Philanthropy and previously served on the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Evaluation Advisory Committee. She earned a BA in Psychology and a PhD in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation both from Boston College, which has honored her with a Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award and an honorary Doctor of Science in Education degree.