Margaret Meagher

Chief Impact Officer, Crisis Text Line

Margaret Meagher is the Chief Impact Officer at Crisis Text Line, leading data science efforts to explore over 9 million conversations about mental health crises, leverage AI/Machine Learning to contribute solution-oriented insights to the ongoing mental health epidemic, and measure the effectiveness and impact of Crisis Text Line’s service for texters, volunteers, and broader society. A senior leader and systems thinker, she brings 20+ years of experience leading complex, large-scale portfolios and collective impact networks to improve equity and wellbeing of diverse populations around the world. She has technical expertise in mixed methods research, developmental evaluation, and impact assessment, grounded in a MA in Comparative International Development and Education, and PhD(ABD) in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development with supporting emphases in public health and evaluation. She has led and scaled innovative social impact portfolios (>$250M, 25+ countries) in senior roles with mission-driven organizations such as Mastercard Foundation, American Institutes for Research, African Leadership Academy, and Care International, and served as advisor and collaborator with a host of governments and organizations such as UNGEI, UNESCO, and the Brookings Institution.  

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