Sheri Brady

Vice President, Strategy and Program

Children's Defense Fund

Sheri Brady is a member of the Children’s Defense Fund’s (CDF) Executive Team as Vice President of Strategy & Program. In the new role of Vice President of Strategy & Program 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.

Brady joined CDF from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, where she served most recently as the Director of Strategic Partnerships, 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.

Prior to her work at the Aspen Institute, Brady served as a Senior Policy Fellow at Voices for America’s Children, where she managed a policy portfolio on child welfare, among a variety of additional policy issues, and provided technical training to member organizations to strengthen their advocacy on the status of children and the need for increased investments. Previous work included terms as Director of Policy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Director of Policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, and Program Director at the Center for Policy Alternatives.

Brady earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.