Megan Golden is co-director of Mission: Cure, a nonprofit using outcome-based financing, impact investing and drug repurposing to cure chronic pancreatitis, a devastating disease afflicting her younger brother. She also serves as a Voting Member of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council, which provides independent appraisals of the benefits and costs of medications and other health interventions.
Until mid-2017, Megan was Director, Pay for Success Financing at the South Carolina-based Institute for Child Success. She served on the advisory group for McKinsey & Company’s work on “social impact bonds,” and has published extensively on outcome-based financing and performance measurement. From 1999-2011, Megan was Director of Planning and Government Innovation at the Vera Institute of Justice. She led a major reform of New Orleans’s criminal justice system and helped Chinese academics and officials pilot criminal justice reforms. Megan also directed the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service from 2006 – 2009. Megan practiced law from 1992-1994 as a Skadden Fellow at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. In 1994, she was awarded a White House Fellowship. Megan began her career working for New York City government as an Urban Fellow. She has a BA in political science from Brown University and a JD, magna cum laude, from NYU Law School.