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Sharon D'Onofrio, Executive Director
Sharon D'Onofrio has been associated with the SEEP Network for over 15 years. She has been an active member, facilitator to working groups and practitioner learning programs. Prior to assuming the position of Interim Executive Director in April 2011, Sharon was Lead Facilitator in SEEP's Association Development Community of Practice, providing strategic direction in SEEP's service to its association members and overseeing the creation of a suite of association development tools. Sharon's experience in microfinance spans 23 countries in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
As Senior Technical Advisor for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) she led the creation of a new microfinance institution in El Salvador, serving as the institution's first Executive Director. While with CRS, Sharon also held the positions of Regional Technical Advisor for Latin America as well as Program Trainer in the organization's Small Enterprise Development Technical Unit. As an independent consultant specializing in organizational assessments, planning, and training, Sharon has supported many of SEEP's member organizations and strategic partners including Freedom from Hunger, Microfinance Opportunities, MEDA, the ImpAct Consortium, and the Social Performance Task Force. Additionally, she has taught at Southern New Hampshire University's Microenterprise Development Institute.