Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Melinda Soffer

Melinda Soffer is the IGSD Director for Finance and Administration.  She has over twenty-five years of accounting experience at non-profit organizations, giving her an extensive background in grant management as well as drafting and editing grant proposals and reports for a variety of projects.  She also specializes in budgeting and trend forecasting and financial statement preparation.  At IGSD she also manages grant budgets and office finances, as well as supervising the office administrative staff.  Moreover, she oversees the management of the work plans for INECE grants in coordination with the INECE program director. Since 2011, she has served as the manager for the IMCS Network project as hosted by IGSD.  She holds an M.B.A. from George Washington University and a B.A. from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.