Honoring 100 for the 100th: Sharon Neuwald

Photo of Sharon NeuwaldSharon Neuwald, DrPH, MMHS and BSW has worked extensively in health and human services. She is currently a consultant working in the area of early childhood development, community development, human services, and health. Sharon has worked in several capacities at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as Chief of Staff, Legislative Liaison, and program and reimbursement designer in the agency’s Medicaid Division. Sharon’s career in state government started as a legislative researcher for the Oklahoma House of Representatives covering health care and education. She has also worked with local communities as a planner for aging programs with the Southern Oklahoma Development Association, a council of governments in south central Oklahoma.

Sharon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma and has been an adjunct professor at the school. She received a Master’s degree in human services management from Brandeis University, and a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Michigan. She has completed a mastery of training in a facilitation method called the Technology of Participation through the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Sharon is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a board member of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma. She is proud to have been on the Founding University of Oklahoma Social Work Board of Visitors and currently serves on the advisory board at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health. She is proud to be recognized at this 100th anniversary and credits the school of social work with her first job in gerontology planning as well as in applying a systems orientation to problem solving.

Sharon enjoys walking, swimming, cooking, and going to movies and cultural events. She can be reached at Sharon.Neuwald@cox.net and 405-823-5949.

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