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Sharon Barker

Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
The Housing and Community Development Network of NJ


Sharon brings over 30 years of non-profit experience across a broad range of community and national human service organizations. Most recently, she served as Interim Co-CEO and Senior Vice President of Community Impact and Development for the United Way of Bucks County. Sharon is a Certified Fundraising Executive who has raised millions of dollars throughout her career. She has been a trainer and consultant for numerous non-profits with a focus on fundraising, capacity building, and planning. Additionally, she has been certified as a Section 8 Housing Specialist and has experience working with numerous communities in the areas of rental assistance, rental rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation, homelessness prevention, program development and community development programs. Sharon has a track record of building strong corporate and community relationships as well as initiating innovative programs and services. As Vice President and COO of the Network, Sharon is responsible for the daily operations of the organization, as well as fund development and the areas of training, consulting and technical assistance.