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Treasure Sheppard

Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

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Location: Pasadena, CA
TRHT Pillar: Separation

Biography

Treasure Sheppard, EdD, is responsible for strengthening and growing a collective impact, collaborative model for the community of Watts, Calif. (Watts Rising). Highly skilled in developing structures, policies, and practices for grant implementation and management, she shepherds a variety of infrastructure and capital projects through concept to completion. She oversees a spectrum of projects focused on sustainability, public and environmental health, mobility and transportation, small and large infrastructure, and affordable housing construction.

As an analyst for the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA), Treasure managed reporting on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships, and Fair Housing programs. As a program specialist at the LACDA, she managed the county’s project-based voucher program. Before entering urban development, Treasure worked as an operations manager at Lake Avenue Church, leading initiatives around racism and social injustice within mass incarceration, housing, education, economics, health, and emergency preparedness. Her professional efforts have helped connect hundreds to resources, while her research has produced data that has supported organizations in servicing thousands.

Treasure serves her community as a Recreation and Parks commissioner in the City of Pasadena, board member of the Pasadena Continuum of Care, and president and CEO of the Pasadena Recreation & Parks Foundation. Lastly, Treasure earned an EdD in Organizational Leadership at Northeastern University, where her research focused on intersectoral collaboration’s impact on community resilience and health equity and how organizational development can improve that impact.

Future Focus

Treasure Sheppard works at the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, where she strengthens and grows a collective-impact, collaborative model for historically disinvested communities. Highly skilled in developing structures, policies, and practices for grant implementation and management, she shepherds various infrastructure and capital projects from concept through completion.

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