Sheri Brady serves as the Vice President of Strategy and Program of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) where she guides 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.
Prior to joining CDF, Ms. Brady was the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, 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. She was previously the Director of Policy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where she provided foundation-wide leadership on policy and advocacy grantmaking.
She serves on the boards of Everyday Democracy, which works to advance deliberative democracy and improve the quality of public life in the United States; Generations United working to improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration; and Women’s Equity Center and Action Network with the mission to provide women of color with tools and resources to facilitate their engagement in the policymaking that affects their daily lives.
She earned her BA in political science from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and her JD from the University of California at Berkeley Law School.