Formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI), Sharon spearheaded a decade of innovation and growth. Under her leadership, WPTI transitioned from a fiscally sponsored partner project to a thriving, independent 501c3 nonprofit. Sharon consistently expanded the organization's budget, staff, and programmatic reach, skillfully navigating operational challenges. Her legacy includes the establishment of a Leadership Development program that fostered connections among leaders, primarily from diverse backgrounds. Sharon's work directly impacted over 10,000 unique workforce practitioners and 740 organizations, ensuring economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals. She also achieved remarkable diversity in WPTI's Board of Directors, representing extensive expertise in the for-profit, nonprofit, and academic sectors.
Sharon commenced her career at the New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals and held senior positions at the New York City Employment & Training Coalition, Wadley-Donovan Growth Tech LLC, and the National Association of Workforce Boards in Washington, DC. At the latter, she collaborated with 600+ national workforce boards, engaging 15,000 business leaders and Congressional staff on workforce policies and advocacy priorities.