6Meet our two employees, Jackie Alshawabkeh and Sheri Stanger.
Director of Outreach
Sheri Stanger is our Director of Outreach and spends many hours supporting families in a variety of ways.
Sheri is the Director of Outreach for the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY with her husband Neal and two young adult children, Megan and Matthew. Megan was born in 1993 and, 10 months later, diagnosed with CHARGE syndrome. Sheri received invaluable support and information from the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation in those early uncertain days, at the beginning of her journey as a parent advocate. Before becoming a parent of a child with CHARGE, Sheri received her Master of Education and Master of Arts degrees in Psychological Counseling. Her professional background is in Rehabilitation Counseling in addition to being a Certified School Counselor. Prior to her role as a parent advocate, she worked for 5 years as a School Counselor in a school for children with visual impairments, deafblindness, and developmental disabilities. Sheri spent the last 18 years as an active board member and special advisor to the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind. She also served as President for four of those years and served on the Public Relations, Nominations, Affiliations, and Legislative Committees. Sheri has worked closely with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, State Deaf-Blind Projects, Helen Keller National Center, National Coalition on Deafblindness, the Office of Special Education Programs and with many state deaf-blind family organizations.
Sheri is a staunch believer in parent run organizations and believes connections amongst parents are critical as they navigate their way through the maze of CHARGE syndrome. Support for this organization by parents and professionals are critical to the mission of the Foundation. As the Director of Outreach, it is Sheri’s hope that membership will increase, connections to each other will increase, relationships with other family, consumer and professional organizations will develop, and advocacy efforts and expansion of our volunteer base will also increase. Sheri looks forward to connecting with all of you and working together to improve the lives for all of our incredible children with CHARGE syndrome.
You can reach Sheri by email or at by calling 1-855-5CHARGE (1-855-524-2743) (toll free from USA and Canada).
Development & Database Manager
Jackie Alshawabkeh is our Development & Database Manager and assists with many different Foundation projects.
Jackie joined the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation in October of 2015. Her career in the nonprofit sector began over sixteen years ago while completing her studies at The Ohio State University. Before joining CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Jackie worked as a volunteer and recruitment coordinator for a large mentorship organization and uses that experience to assist the Foundation with project and development management. Jackie is also the previous administrator for the largest foundation dedicated solely to health in New Mexico. That experience includes financial and database management combined with operations management that she uses to support the Foundation in its day-to-day activities. Jackie has a passion for helping nonprofit foundations fulfill their missions and is honored to support the CHARGE syndrome community. Jackie resides in Northern Colorado with her husband and two children. She enjoys learning new technology programs and exploring the majestic Rocky Mountains.