Sharon Kollar, LMSW
Sharon Kollar, LMSW, leads information-sharing networks, knowledge management and dissemination efforts for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. As the LINKD Director, she focuses on creative and effective strategies to support a diverse, inclusive and effective child welfare workforce by providing a national audience with access to best and evidence-informed workforce and leadership development resources using blended learning strategies.
Sharon has monitored and evaluated child welfare programs and facilitated practice improvement efforts in public child welfare agencies. Before moving into a managerial role, Sharon provided direct services to adults, children, youth and families at nonprofit agencies in Alaska, Oregon, and New York.
Ms. Kollar has co-authored articles on workforce turnover, worker safety, and peer networking. She is also a guest lecturer and field instructor at the University at Albany School of Social Welfare in the area of macro social work practice.