As Chief Executive Officer of Community Gatepath (Gatepath) and AbilityPath.org, Sheryl Young oversees one of the largest and oldest nonprofit organizations in San Mateo County. Gatepath annually serves 8,500 children, adults, seniors, their families, and the professionals that support them, through direct programs, support services, education, and awareness. She manages a staff of 150 employees and an annual budget of $9 million dollars, which have supported the agency’s dedication to “Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities” for 90 years.
Young has over 25 years of managerial experience in operations, finance, and marketing. She is known for her ability to build innovative and sustainable non-profit programs, and is a leader in the field of managing boards of directors, social entrepreneurship, and melding for-profit and non-profit management styles to fuel nonprofit organization effectiveness.
Young is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders, and also earned a M.A. of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, a M.A. in Special Education from Ball State University and a B.A. in Political Science from Purdue University. In August of 2007, Young was selected to participate in Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program and given the opportunity to share her expertise and collaborate with other professionals. Only 140 nonprofit executives from around the world were chosen for this program.