Board of Directors
Creative Director & Designer
In addition to serving on our Advisory Board, Paula Mele is also the fund’s creative director and designer. A principal in the business-strategy consulting firm Counterpoise, Paula has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of design, branding, marketing, and advertising. Whether working on development campaigns for nonprofits, or sales drives for corporations, Paula creates visual solutions with a solid focus on results and the bottom line.
After directing the in-house creative teams for four companies, Paula launched her award-winning virtual agency—Paula Mele Design—in 2001. A veteran publication designer, she produced the only internal print communication vehicles for Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City, for five and seven years, respectively. She has built campaigns and managed design and marketing for a wide array of companies and nonprofit organizations, including The Dallas Foundation, Bonick Landscaping, the American Cancer Society, and Capital One. Paula is a University of Texas at Austin graduate with a B.F.A. in Studio Art.