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Sherry-Lea Botop Bloodworth

Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop has extensive experience in environmental and social resilience, philanthropy, leadership development, advocacy and policy, and community development and engagement. She has designed, implemented and led national initiatives including designing the National Resilience Initiative, a partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities and the American Institute of Architects. She has worked with foundations including the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and federal partners including the NEA, HUD, FEMA, USDA, and the White House. She testified before Congress about impediments in federal programmes and policy following disasters. Sherry-Lea is part of Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a former Clinton Global delegate, a George W Bush Points of Light recipient and was a member of the first White House Innovation Initiative as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan.