Repa Mekha

Repa Mekha has over 30 years of experience in community-based leadership, community capacity building, asset- and wealth-building strategies, organizational leadership and development, and systems change work. He is recognized locally and nationally as an innovative and visionary leader, and heads Nexus Community Partners’ work with national partners. Mekha sits on a number of boards, including the Center for Economic Inclusion, the Minnesota Council on Foundations, and Shared Capital Cooperatives. He is also cofounder of the Twin Cities African American Leadership Forum and the Black Collective Foundation MN. He holds an MA in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (with a focus on community development) and a BA in sociology and urban studies from the University of Wisconsin. Mekha is a 2005 Bush Leadership Fellow and a 2004 James P. Shannon Leadership Institute alumnus.