The BUILD Health Challenge® (BUILD) is guided by many different stakeholders, including members of the funding collaborative, staff, awardees, partners, and others.


Funding Collaborative

A unique coalition of national and regional organizations fund and inform BUILD, with over 20 partners contributing since BUILD’s creation. Learn more about BUILD’s Funding Collaborative.



Executive Director

Melissa Monbouquette, MPA

As Executive Director, Melissa leads BUILD’s innovation and equity practices to drive sustainable improvements in health for all. She serves as a thought leader and key resource for awardees and partners through BUILD’s strategy, implementation, and learning.

Prior to this role, Melissa developed her expertise in health and philanthropy over ten years at the de Beaumont Foundation (a co-creator and supporter of BUILD). She served as a member of BUILD’s Executive Steering Committee and provided oversight and technical assistance to a portfolio of grants focused on cross-sector collaboration, social determinants of health, and systems change in the public health sector.

Melissa is a GIH Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow, a member of the Board for Communities Joined in Action, and a former steering committee member for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. She is based in Washington, DC.

Program Officer

Myani Guetta-Gilbert, MSW

As Program Officer, Myani works with BUILD’s communities and partners to ensure that they have the resources they need to thrive, leveraging innovative grantmaking, technical assistance, and network building practices.

Before joining BUILD, Myani was the Senior Program Manager at HealthierHere, King County’s Accountable Community of Health (ACH) under Washington State’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver, managing a portfolio of multi-million-dollar investments in local community-based organizations and partnerships to improve access to Social Determinants of Health across the region. Myani was integral in leading equity and community engagement efforts to ensure that communities impacted by health disparities were centered in decision-making about investments and system change strategy. Before that, they worked as a coalition organizer for housing justice and managed a leadership development program that trains and supports people of color to be elected to municipal boards and commissions. She also has experience working directly within behavioral health systems, domestic violence services, and public education.

Myani holds a Master of Social Work with a focus on community development and policy from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Vermont.