Sherrie grew up in Alaska in a construction family, discovering a passion for working to create healthy communities. She joined VOA Alaska as President & CEO in March of 2018, excited for the privilege to lead this critical youth-serving mission doing important work at the intersection of behavioral health, housing, addressing trauma, and working to eliminate suffering for youth in Alaska. Prior to joining VOA Alaska, she served in state government at the Division of Behavioral Health in prevention, treatment, and housing; at Alaska Housing Finance Corporation in affordable housing and efforts to address poverty; at various local non-profits as a direct service provider in integrated primary care, community homeless services, and residential psychiatric care; and in construction and logistics ranging from DoD heavy civil construction to coordinating freight in Prudhoe Bay. Sherrie graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Management & Marketing (2007), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2010), and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (2012). She also spent time teaching at UAA on various classes such as Substance Abuse Prevention in Alaska and Implementation and Evaluation of Health Programs. Sherrie is driven to focus efforts on efficiency, effectiveness, and use of data; leveraging partnerships and collaboration; and addressing complex issues at the root. She is inspired daily at VOA Alaska by the individual employees and teams that take every opportunity to make an impact in the lives of youth who are in pain, and how they dedicate their talents to healing and creating healthy communities. Outside of work, she is a wife to Dave, and mother to Pepper, Fletcher, and Sloan.
Sherrie Wilson Hinshaw