Sharon Pierson has 28 years in the non- profit and private sector before joining the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Partnerships in December 2013 as Partner Engagement Director. Originally from the Midwest, she moved to Phoenix in 1981 to run away from the cold.
Passionate about asset based community development and transformational relationships; she developed and collaborated on new models of service delivery to facilitate the long term success for both the organizations and community. Sharon remains passionate about hunger, nutrition programs and child well-being programs. After her daughter’s friend died by suicide in grade school, her daughter was left feeling guilty and vulnerable. Pierson has served on the boards of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, John C. Lincoln Adult Day Health Care Advisory Council, and the City of Phoenix Human Services Commission.
Convening relationships in the faith, civic and business community to work around meaningful child well-being issues is her life’s work and mission.
Teaching classes at her church, reading 5- 10 books’ a week, gardening with her husband of 29 years, and loving her 2 adult daughters, Golden Lab Lucy and 2 cats keep Sharon busy.