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President of the Scheidel Foundation since 2008 and appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation in 1999; Miki brings a keen focus on improving the lives of others honed from both her professional and volunteer experiences. She holds a BA from Gettysburg College, a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from George Mason University and a Masters of Science in Foreign Service with a concentration in International Development from Georgetown University.
Her prior professional experiences include Deputy Director of Asia America Initiative, an organization she helped create, managing USAID contracts to support educational and conflict mitigation programs in Mindanao, the Philippines. She also worked in the Contracts and Grants Department of Family Health International, monitoring and evaluating consulting projects at the World Bank, the International Research and Exchange Board and as a Program Officer at Social Impact.
She currently lives abroad with her family, and continues to be active in and connected to her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida and to her adopted home of Washington DC. While abroad she has both founded and helped develop educational nonprofits in both Burkina Faso and Fiji.
Caroline was appointed Senior Director of Programs with the Scheidel Foundation in August 2014. Most recently, she was Capacity Building and Evaluation Specialist at Fair Chance, where she worked closely with leaders in Washington D.C.’s child and youth development nonprofits to identify and implement techniques to improve their leadership and operations, and increase their mission impact. She also led the creation and implementation of Fair Chance’s performance measurement and evaluation system.
Prior positions include her work as a Development Officer at Charities Aid Foundation America, Organizational Consultant for government and nonprofit clients at Quatt Associates and Booz Allen Hamilton, and Program Officer providing capacity building grants, training and technical assistance to nonprofits at the Environmental Support Center. She has also served on the board of Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia and twice volunteered on projects to assist local organizations through Compass, a D.C.-based group that matches business professionals to nonprofit leaders for pro bono assistance.
She is trained in leadership coaching, facilitation methods and adult learning techniques. Caroline received an M.A. in Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Alabama – Birmingham, and a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).