Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sheila joined EverThrive IL in 2005 and has served the organization in a variety of roles since that time. She spent four years on the Closing the Gap Initiative on Infant Mortality and has also been involved in EverThrive IL’s Campaign to Save Our Mothers & Babies, both of which are committed to improving birth outcomes and decreasing health disparities in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Sheila is also an experienced health advocate and trainer; she provides community members with the knowledge they need to educate their own communities on topics such as immunizations, healthy pregnancy, reproductive justice, and other MCH topics.
Prior to joining EverThrive IL, Sheila provided technical assistance and consultation to African American community-based organizations that provide HIV/AIDS prevention services.
Fun Fact: Sign language was Sheila’s first language.