Sharon W. Clark

Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Secretary


Sharon Clark joined the foundation in September 2004 and is responsible for human resources, information technology and shared services, which includes grants administration, analytical support, office services and administrative support. Sharon brings to Wallace extensive leadership experience in all disciplines of human resources with Exxon Corporation and in corporate business and operations management as a partner and executive vice president for Work & Family Benefits, Inc.

Sharon served for 10 years as president of the Youth Services Board in Summit, N.J., a city agency providing after-school programs to middle-school youth. She also was president of the board for a community child care resource and referral organization for more than five years.

Sharon is an officer on the board of trustees of Rosemont College, where she also served as president of the alumni association. She holds a B.A. in English from Rosemont College and is the recipient of the 2010 Rosemont Service Award in Memory of Bonnie Hilferty Freney. Sharon received an M.B.A. from Pace University, where she was a member of the first cohort in the Graduate Management Program for Women (GMPW), fully funded by the Mellon Foundation. The alumnae of the GMPW were honored with the Pace University 2013 Innovator Award.