Announcing our New Executive Director

Dear Acknowledge Alliance Community,

The Board of Directors of Acknowledge Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Navarro as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 1st 2019. Since 2016, Sharon has served as Director of Development for our agency.

The Agency’s current Executive Director, Susan Williams-Clark, is stepping down after almost 7 years in the role and returning to her hometown of Boulder Colorado. We are forever grateful to Susan for her deep contributions to Acknowledge Alliance, and for the many strong and vital connections she has built to further the agency’s mission.

Sharon brings to Acknowledge Alliance a unique background combining more than 15 years of management experience in the nonprofit and private sectors and over a decade in philanthropy. She has a stellar track record as a strategic thinker, team builder and innovative leader in highly challenging situations. Most importantly, Sharon has demonstrated her passion and commitment to Acknowledge Alliance as our Director of Development over the past two years that is essential to our future success.

Acknowledge Alliance, now in its 25th year, is a leader in providing a continuum of services that support lifelong resilience, social-emotional wellness and academic success for administrators, educators and students at K-12 schools. We are committed to strengthening the caring capacity of the adults who influence the lives of children and youth. As the agency’s new Executive Director, Sharon’s focus will be to expand the agency’s transformational impact by continuing to engage a broader swath of the education community.

Sharon’s first day as Acknowledge Alliance Executive Director is March 1st. The Board felt that some overlap with Susan prior to her departure will facilitate a sense of continuity for staff, clients, and funders.

We hope that each of you will get the opportunity to meet with Sharon soon and encourage you to contact her at or 650-314-0181 should you wish to reach out to her personally.

The Board is confident that Sharon will lead Acknowledge Alliance to the next levels of growth and success, and we look forward to your continued partnership and support in these pursuits.


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Steve Hope
Board President