Meghan Van Dyk, Informed Communities Program Officer, Communications Director 

Phone: 973-695-1180
Twitter: @MeghanVanDyk 

Meghan oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s Informed Communities program, which makes grants to foster robust civic engagement through inclusive, people-powered news and information projects across the state. She also manages partnerships and grants with outside funders toward supporting a connected and collaborative news and information ecosystem in New Jersey. 

She develops strategic communication strategies, shares news and stories about the Foundation and its grantees, and coordinates events and opportunities that foster relationship building among organizations within the Dodge community.

Prior to joining the Dodge staff, Meghan was a reporter and editor at a local newspaper, and an early champion of engaged journalism. Her "Grassroots" special section chronicled stories of New Jersey's sustainability community and brought together farmers, educators, musicians, and chefs to celebrate local heroes through the Morris County Sunday Supper Series, an innovative local food and drink feast.

Meghan enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and is a founding member of the Morris Area Society of Homebrewers. She graduated from Drew University, where she studied English and political science and was a two-year editor in chief of the campus newspaper.