Cheryl Sesnon Executive DirectorCheryl is dedicated to assisting people to find a pathway out of hopelessness and into lives of hope and fulfillment. Life challenges in Cheryl’s own personal history created a calling to work in the nonprofit sector. She cherishes the opportunity to reach out to women to help them begin a new path in life, as people did for her when she needed it.
Prior to coming to Jubilee, she served as the Executive Director of Washington CASH (Community Alliance for Self-Help), a microfinance and microenterprise training organization. From 1994 to 2000, Cheryl acted as the Executive Director of FareStart, a job training program for homeless men and women – and Jubilee partner. Following FareStart, Cheryl spent seven years as a consultant and trainer for nonprofits, working locally, nationally, and internationally. Cheryl has a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership degree and has served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University.
Cheryl recently received the 2009 Aubrey Davis Award for Progressive Leadership. In 2010, Cheryl received the SBA (Small Business Administration) Award for “Home-Based Business Champion of the Year” Award, both for Washington State and the 4-state region. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier.
Photo by: Karissa Carlson/The Evergreen State College
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