Meg Wirth is an expert in maternal and neonatal health innovation. She is the co-founder of Maternova and a S.E.VEN fellow and a Cartier Women's Initiative finalist. She has worked on women's health throughout her career in areas as diverse as starting a home visiting program for teen mothers in Appalachia to monitoring and evaluating a major Safe Motherhood initiative--funded by USAID and implemented by John Snow International's Mothercare project-- in Jakarta and South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Meg has also worked as a member of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Health Equity team and co-edited a major volume called Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. She was a co-author of the UN Millennium Project’s final report on child and maternal health. She has a BA from Harvard University and an MPA in international development from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.
Allyson E. Cote is Maternova's Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. She brings startup experience, operations, marketing, and design to the management team. With over fifteen years in the development field, her award-winning expertise lies in high-level client acquisition, strategic and channel partnership development, product development, account management, marketing, and is an award winning writer. Prior to Maternova, Allyson acted as a founding Vice President team member of Shape Up, Inc. as well as acting as COO for Alessandra Gold, Inc. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, and is currently working towards an MBA in Advocacy & Policy.