Sharon McDonald

Director, Families and Youth
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Washington, DC, US

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. Before that, she was a direct practitioner in a Richmond, Va., 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 Sen. 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.