Mélange Matthews, MPH, MCP
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Executive vice president and chief operating officer Mélange Matthews brings a wealth of expertise in management, planning, organizational support and policy analysis to PHI. Matthews is focused in part on ensuring PHI’s operational excellence and internal efficiency. “A strong internal foundation is vital to PHI’s success as a leading public health research, policy and advocacy organization,” Matthews said. With over two decades of public health experience, Matthews has served as the director and board chair of a number of local and statewide organizations. Matthews’ previous roles include acting director and chief operating officer for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Community Development, senior legislative planner for the San Francisco Department of Public Health; board member of the Regional Poison Control Center and member of the California Senate Medicaid Blue Ribbon Committee. As a consultant, Matthews has provided strategic planning and organizational support to foundations and nonprofits nationally. She has also taught critical thinking and contemporary health issues at San Francisco State University. Matthews holds the degrees of Master of Public Health and Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She was named a Top 100 Chief Operating Officers of 2022 by Alumni Spotlight.