Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Ed.D., LHD, Ed.M., MSW, ACSW
Dr. Chapman, an internationally recognized expert on child and family welfare, juvenile justice, trauma and victimization, and the impact of poverty on child development, partners with the Board of Trustees to lead NCCF’s mission attainment and advocacy efforts. A recipient of both a doctorate from the Harvard School of Education and a nonprofit executive certificate from the Stanford School of Business, as chief executive, she provides overall agency administrative oversight and consultative guidance for all programs. Dr. Chapman has more than 40 years of experience, collaborating and leading national, state and local human services programs, including de-institutionalizing the juvenile justice systems in New York City and the District of Columbia, establishing a child protection system in the Pacific Basin, addressing the status of African American children and youth in the public child welfare and homeless systems, guiding best practices for hospital based assessment and multidisciplinary intervention of victims of child sexual abuse and other maltreatment, as examples. Dr. Chapman is a tireless, and compassionate champion and advocate for those children and families in need within our community and is the lead author of a pending book publication by NASW Press, based on research on two hundred Black male youth placed in public systems in Maryland and the District of Columbia. As Trustee Emerita of her alma mater, Brown University, in 2019, she received an honorary doctorate of humane letters for her advocacy and nonprofit innovation. (See Bio Summary for additional details).