Sharon McDonald, Director, Families and Youth, The National Alliance to End Homelessness
Sharon McDonald, Director, Families and Youth, The National Alliance to End Homelessness
Sharon McDonald is Director for Families and Youth with a focus on policy and program strategies to address family homelessness. Ms. McDonald joined the Alliance in 2001. Prior to joining the Alliance, she was a direct practitioner in a Richmond, Virginia community-based service center for people who are homeless for nearly seven years. She has experience providing service-enhanced housing in a subsidized housing development for low-income families with children and in housing for people living with HIV/AIDS. She served as a Social Work Congressional Fellow in Senator Paul D. Wellstone's office where she focused on welfare and housing issues. Ms. McDonald has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1991 and holds a Ph.D. in Social Work and Social Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University.