Sharon White-Harrigan is the Clinical Director of WPA’s transitional shelter for women, Hopper Home. Sharon has worked in the criminal justice, domestic violence, mental health, and substance abuse fields and is an advocate and activist worldwide. She is an alumnae of Reconnect; an advocacy group for women as well as WPA’s Women’s Advocacy Project. Sharon sits on the advisory board for The Women’s Building under the NoVo Foundation. She is involved with various other organizations such as the Women and Justice Project (WJP), College and Community Fellowship, College Initiative, Fortune Society, Correctional Association, and more. Sharon is a motivational speaker who has presented nationwide on prison reform and domestic violence. Sharon has been featured in the New York Times and the Daily News. Sharon holds an Associate’s in Arts; a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York where she was a Thomas W. Smith Fellow; and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Lehman College. She was licensed in 2015.
Watch Sharon at the 2019 MAKERS Conference: