Meaghan McDonald is the Director of Field Innovations at the National Network for Safe Communities. She leads the team responsible for designing, advising on, and advancing the emerging interventions being implemented by the National Network’s partner jurisdictions. Prior to joining the Field Innovations team, Ms. McDonald served as the Director of the Group Violence Intervention portfolio, supervising the team of advisors who provided strategic advising support to a portfolio of 20+ cities implementing the violence reduction strategy.
Prior to joining the National Network, Ms. McDonald worked in the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Public Safety in Philadelphia as part of the Focused Deterrence Group Violence Intervention strategy. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, she worked to establish community and social service provider partners to increase knowledge of and support for the strategy. She also spent four years working at Saint Joseph’s University, most recently as the Senior Analyst in the Office of Enrollment Management.
Ms. McDonald received her MA in Criminal Justice and her BS in Sociology both from Saint Joseph’s University.