MEG POWER, Ph.D.
In 1985, Dr. Meg Power co-founded Economic Opportunity Studies (EOS) of Washington, DC, a non-profit research group that supports community action agencies and state programs with policy analysis and program development. She now serves as its President and Executive Director.
Energy Affordability: EOS has managed the Weatherization Assistance Leveraged Partnerships Project for the US Department of Energy since 2000; as of 2010, EOS is undertaking an ARRA–funded 3-year initiative to support local Weatherization organizations’ development of new leveraging initiatives with private sector investors for clean energy and efficiency upgrades in low-income homes and communities.
Performance, non-profit organizations and low-income community programs: EOS has produced numerous studies for federal and local organizations related to the performance of community and state organizations in meeting basic needs of lower-income Americans and the communities in which they live as well analyses of such needs project management plan. A major focus has been reporting on the activities and performance of the Community Services Block Grant national network of nearly 1100 community action agencies.
Since 1981, Dr. Power has also maintained a private practice as a consultant to the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) of Washington, D.C. In that capacity, she provides analysis and strategic support to the federal advocacy efforts of the Community Action network.
From 1975 – 1981, Dr. Power served on the US Senate staff; first,vidmate as Legislative Assistant to Senator Edward W. Brooke (R, MA) and, from 1979 – 1981, as Minority Staff Director of the Energy and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Subcommittee of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
She holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Radcliffe College in Harvard University.