Leadership & Staff

Sheri Brady

Children’s Defense Fund

Sheri Brady has extensive professional experience in community problem-solving, public policy, and philanthropy. Brady currently brings her expertise to serve on behalf of children as the Vice President of Strategy and Program at the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). In her role, she oversees the organization’s programmatic work, ensuring that CDF’s efforts in policy advocacy, service delivery, and movement building are aligned to maximize impact on children’s lives.

Prior to CDF,  Brady served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, managing an emerging and expanding body of work focused on supporting community power-building and equity which included overseeing key partnerships focused on building philanthropic field practices around community-centered grantmaking.

Previously, Brady also served as a Senior Policy Fellow at Voices for America’s Children, as Director of Policy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as Director of Policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, and as Program Director at the Center for Policy Alternatives.

Brady received her Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College and her Doctor of Law from University of California, Berkeley.

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