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Aixa has close to 30 years in the philanthropic field and an excellent track record advising foundations and nonprofits.  As both a board director and independent consultant, she has advised large and small philanthropic institutions and  nonprofits in strategy, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. She has worked with large-layered  systems; such as universities, public schools, large nonprofits, intermediaries, and independent and community  foundations in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Aixa began her career in the  philanthropic sector as a program officer at the New York Community Trust and continued as a consultant for the  Association of Community Trusts in London and the Rockefeller Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an  independent consultant, Aixa has facilitated dialogues across various sectors to advance funder relations in diverse  communities. She has designed and developed programs to maximize giving among Latinos in the U.S. and Latin  America, and has partnered with a variety of groups to promote sustained and strategic philanthropy among African  American, Latino, and Asian American donors.  


Aixa uses her experience as the Managing Director of Beauchamp & Associates Consulting to collaborate with a  range of nonprofit and foundation stakeholders to improve programmatic structures and resources; strengthening their  work with communities through project management, project design, fund development, portfolio assessment,  executive coaching, and board development/governance. She has a well-known reputation as a talented leader and  trusted advisor, with strong interpersonal and facilitation skills for building consensus among diverse groups.  


Aixa is also known as a committed leader; persistent in working to strengthen Latino and underserved communities in  various sectors, from philanthropic and organizational development to health, education and economic mobility. Aixa  often serves as a thought leader, panelist, and keynote speaker at conferences; speaking and writing on advancing  philanthropic equity. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston, and  the Women of the Harvard Club Committee honored her with Boston’s Most Influential Woman Award in 2015. She  has been featured in Financial Times Wealth, the Boston Globe, Inside Philanthropy, Hispanic Executive Magazine,  Commonwealth Magazine and the Boston Herald.  


During her career, Aixa has served on a number of nonprofit boards and intermediary organizations. She currently  serves on the boards of the Latino Equity Fund @ The Boston Foundation, Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, the  Corporation of Mass General Brigham, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Latino Commission and Latinos for  Education. She previously served on the Boards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Workforce Development  Board, Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Base and YMCA.  


Aixa holds a Master's in Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. A native  New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, Aixa has lived in Europe, Latin America and now lives in Newton, MA with her  husband with whom she has raised three boys. Deeply invested in the Latino community, Aixa and her husband  Thomas have also established the Melendez Beauchamp Family Fund at the Boston Foundation, which supports  education and health initiatives.

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