Sharon brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit and public sector leadership roles focusing on expanding opportunity for low-income communities. She has spent her career developing innovative solutions to complex social problems and thrives in the creative space where policy and implementation meet. She co-founded and built a youth development agency in San Francisco widely regarded as a model in the social enterprise arena. There she launched and managed four for-profit businesses providing jobs and training opportunities to hundreds of at-risk youth. Later she managed the turnaround of a $100 million housing subsidy program as Assistant Commissioner of New York City’s housing agency and conceived and developed housing-linked employment and asset-building programs. She has been a consultant to numerous New York City nonprofit youth development, community development and education organizations focusing on organizational strategy and capacity building. She was the founding board chair of Generation Schools Network, a national education reform organization, and also serves on several other nonprofit and foundation boards. She earned a BA from Yale University and MBA and Certificate in Public Management from Stanford University. Sharon lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children and a fish named Yeti.