Sherra Lawrence, MA, is an implementation specialist at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working on the North Carolina Implementation Capacity for Triple P project (NCIC-TP).
For the past several years Sherra has been working to improve the access and quality of social and public sector programs and promote equitable policies for communities most in need. She previously worked at Project Evident with social sector organizations to strengthen their capacity to use data and evidence building activities to strategically develop, implement, and improve their programs. She also worked at the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ), where she used improvement science and mixed-method evaluations to support and assess federal collective impact projects in the areas of early childhood and children and youth with special healthcare needs. She also worked at Families First Parenting Programs where she supported the development of a family engagement initiative to support schools in building their capacity for engaging "non-traditionally" engaged families and partnered with local community-based organizations to bring parenting programs and supports to low-income communities.