Sharon Barker
Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey

Sharon K. Barker is Vice President and COO of the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey. Sharon brings over 35 years of non-profit experience across a broad range of community and national human service organizations. Sharon is a Certified Fundraising Executive who has raised millions of dollars throughout her career. She has also served as a trainer and consultant for numerous non-profits with a focus on fundraising, capacity building, and planning.  Sharon has also served on many boards and advisory committees throughout her career.  Additionally, she has extensive experience as a Section 8 Housing Specialist and has worked with numerous communities in the areas of rental assistance, rental rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation, homelessness prevention, program development, and community development programs. Prior to joining the Network, she served as Senior Vice President of Community Impact and Development and Interim Co-CEO for the United Way of Bucks County.  Sharon has a track record of building strong corporate and community relationships as well as initiating innovative programs and services.  As Vice President and COO of the Network, Sharon is responsible for the daily operations of the organization, as well as fund development and the areas of training, program development and management, consulting, and technical assistance.