Sharon Bean specializes in professional and organizational development programs and strategies. She has more than 20 years of experience in assessing and bridging structural gaps, developing organizational effectiveness solutions, and change strategies for foreign assistance agencies. Ms. Bean has led interagency initiatives engaging USAID, Department of Defense, and the Department of State, as well as targeted training and capacity-building initiatives for non-governmental organization and host government ministries. She designed CMM’s first training design on the Conflict Assessment Framework, and later evaluated and scaled up the pilot design for countering violent extremism activities in the Sahel.
Ms. Bean has completed long-term deployments in China, Haiti and West Africa and short-term assignments in 22 other countries for USAID, AFRICOM, Department of State, the International Organization for Migration, the U.S. Peace Corps, and the International Executive Service Corps. She holds an MPH degree focused on Health Policy and Resources from Yale University School of Medicine and a Master’s in International Education Development from Columbia University. She is fluent in French and Haitian Creole, and conversant in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.