Sheila Zegarra

Sheila Zegarra

Before joining Living Cities, Sheila served as the Major Gifts Senior Manager at Habitat for Humanity, where she developed and implemented strategies for major gift prospects and donor cultivation. Prior to that, Sheila served as the Outreach Director at Elevation Church UC, overseeing community outreach initiatives and managing strategic partnerships with nonprofits and government agencies.

With a Master’s in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance from New York University and a Bachelor’s in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Rutgers University, Sheila brings a unique blend of skills and experience to the Living Cities team. She is known for her creative problem-solving, attention to detail, and a deep commitment to the mission of Living Cities. Sheila is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish, enhancing her ability to connect with diverse stakeholders and communities.

Sheila’s enthusiasm for advancing racial equity and inclusion aligns perfectly with Living Cities’ mission, making her a valuable addition to the team.

Sheila will be based in Charlotte, NC. You can reach her at

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