SHARON GENTRY

Senior Consultant




Sharon is a strong program management professional with experience in nonprofit organizations, team building, public speaking, change management, higher education, healthcare information technology (HIT), and software development life cycle (SDLC). She has a long track record of successfully leading enterprise-wide projects, building teams, developing boards, and convening and facilitating conversations with groups ranging in size from five to more than 500.

A gifted communicator, Sharon inspires such comments from workshop participants as, “She brings real life to the discussion to make the process understood. Her enthusiasm for this material translates to a passion to assist in getting it right!”

Sharon has served on the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Board of Education since August of 2008 where, through performance monitoring, policy development and a $794M budget, she supports 86,000 students and 6000 employees. During her time as chair of the board, she helped navigate the recruitment and selection of a new Director of Schools, in a unique partnership with the nonprofit community and the Mayor’s office.

Sharon has held various leadership roles over 20 years with a Fortune 100 healthcare organization where currently serves as the director for clinical informatics facility integration and leadership development. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Sharon holds B.S. degrees in physics and chemistry, a master’s in mechanical engineering, and a doctorate in higher education administration. Sharon is an alum of Leadership Nashville, a member of Fisk University’s Business Advisory Board, co-chair of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America Scout Reach Committee, and recent member of Vanderbilt University’s Visiting Advisory Board for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity. Sharon enjoys reading, fitness activities and cooking.