Nancy Haque

Director of Policy and Programs

nhaque [at]

Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society. Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

Nancy is driven by a passion for making the world a better place, a belief in the ability of people to make positive social change and an understanding that how we treat each other in the work matters just as much as the outcome.

The daughter of immigrants from Bangladesh, Nancy never wanted to be a doctor or an engineer but instead wanted to change the system that made her dad work two full time jobs to pay the bills. At age 14, she attended the March for Women’s Lives and it forever changed her understanding of reproductive justice. She started her career working to advance economic justice and that remains a lens through which she views the world and her work.

“I’ve had the incredible privilege of only working in jobs that I believe in, my whole adult life. I come to Meyer knowing that there is tremendous power in philanthropy to fund the change that needs to happen to make Oregon more equitable.”

Prior to joining Meyer, Nancy was the executive director of Basic Rights Oregon, an LGBTQ policy and advocacy organization. Before that she was the Building Political Power Director at Western States Center. She also worked as a national field organizer for Jobs with Justice and as a program specialist at the AFL-CIO.

She has a passion for policy change and civic engagement.

Nancy joined Meyer in September 2022.