Sharon Meron spent 10 years on the education team at The Broad Foundation overseeing the foundation’s extensive grants evaluation process. Previously, she worked closely with the CEO of Advanced Monitored Caregiving, a New York based healthcare services provider, to refine and implement the company’s business plan. She holds a BS in Economics from Amherst College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
On any given day, approximately 2,300 people experience homelessness in the City of Long Beach. The City’s Department of Health and Human Services leads the Long Beach Continuum of Care (CoC), which administers housing and support services. FUSE Fellow Sharon Meron worked with the city and the CoC to design a roadmap that outlines innovative new approaches to combatting homelessness. Among her many milestones was organizing and managing a summit, which brought together stakeholders to actively work on solutions together. She also helped to create a gap analysis of Long Beach’s housing needs, which was a new strategy for the city. Collectively, Meron’s work has led to an overall better understanding of stakeholders’ roles in addressing homelessness, and a broadening of the conversation to include more stakeholders who handle housing, hospitals, police, jail, and foster care services.