Dawn Shirreffs, Everglades Foundation

TITLE: Senior Everglades Policy Advisory and Grants Administrator

FOCUS AREAS: Environmental protection and conservation

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PROFILE: Dawn Shirreffs is a grantseeker’s best point of contact at the Everglades Foundation. She is a senior Everglades policy advisor and the foundation’s grants administrator. She has been with the foundation since August 2013; she also serves as a co-chair and on the board of directors of the Everglades Coalition. Previous experience includes program manager for Everglades restoration at the National Parks Conservation Association, board of directors for the Tropical Audubon Society, and Florida program coordinator for Clean Water Action.

Her professional bio shares:

In her role, Dawn focuses on researching, developing, and implementing policy positions relating to Everglades protection and restoration strategies with a variety of stakeholders and agencies. Dawn has more than 13 years of wide ranging non-profit experience public and government affairs, non-profit management and campaigns.  Her background includes caring for and training large exotic animals at a wildlife sanctuary, spearheading regional growth management and national park advocacy campaigns, coordinating grassroots support, leading an alliance of 57 conservation organizations on Everglades issues and founding Everglades Day legislation adopted by the Florida legislature in 2012.  Dawn, a New York native, holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Growth Management from Rollins College and a Masters in Public Administration from Florida International University.

Learn more about her perspective in this article published in Sun Sentinel.