At-Large Member 2019-2021
Jessica Sharp has been a dedicated advocate for underserved and underrepresented communities, for diversity and inclusion and for bringing as many voices to the table as possible. A fierce commitment to public service has defined her civic service and her professional career, practically making the two indistinguishable. In the process, she is recognized for her ability to build relationships, her desire to challenge the status quo and her positive, infectious energy.
In addition to being named a Rising Star from the Junior League of Greenville at The Association of Junior Leagues International’s Annual Conference in 2017, she has served in a variety of leadership positions, from Sponsorship Development Committee Chair, to Fund Development Vice President, to Recruitment Committee Chair. Throughout her work, Jessica’s goal has been to infuse dynamism to the services her League provides.
Jessica’s service and leadership for The Junior League is bolstered by her robust experience in civic and public service, in professional and volunteer capacities. Jessica has previously worked as the Director of Volunteer Services for Meals on Wheels, managing an annual volunteer staff of 2,000 people that delivers 1,500 meals every day. She also worked as the Diversity Manager for the Greenville Health System, where she implemented and drove diversity programs for a 15,000 employee agency. Jessica has also worked in professional and volunteer capacities for the YMCA of Greenville.
Currently, Jessica is a Capacity Building Specialist at the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She works with organizations that support youth in foster care and who have interacted with the criminal justice system with the goal of building the organization's capacity as well as decreasing teen pregnancy rates across the state.
She also servers in a volunteer capacity for several organizations: the United Way of Greenville, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Greenville and the school improvement council for JL Mann High School.
Jessica received her B.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and her M.P.A. from the University of Missouri. She is currently a student in the William Jame’s Leadership Psychology PsyD program.