Director & Policy Advisor
Sharon Bean specializes in governance and systems improvement including organizational development and leadership as well as strategy, program design and learning initiatives. She has more than 25 years of experience in assessing and bridging structural gaps, developing organizational effectiveness solutions, and change strategies for foreign assistance agencies both public and private. Ms. Bean has led interagency initiatives engaging USAID, Department of Defense, and the Department of State, as well as targeted training and capacity-building initiatives for non-governmental organization and host government ministries. She designs, delivers and manages capacity strengthening programs around the world on topics of stabilization, learning and conflict mitigation.
Ms. Bean has completed long-term deployments in China, Haiti and West Africa and short-term assignments in 22 other countries for USAID, AFRICOM, Department of State, the International Organization for Migration, the U.S. Peace Corps, and the International Executive Service Corps. She holds an MPH degree focused on Health Policy and Resources from Yale University School of Medicine and a Master’s in International Education Development from Columbia University. She is fluent in French and Haitian Creole, and conversant in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.