Sharon Boyd has been the Director of Coolidge Youth Coalition since 2009. The Coalition has administered two Drug Free Community grants and numerous evidence-based programs and curricula. She is a grant writer and public relations/community mobilization specialist centered on substance misuse prevention.

Sharon has partnered with Amistades on the Si Se Puede Coolidge Project since 2020 and most recently on the Pinal County Latino Opioid Consortium. She has attended the CADCA National Academy for Coalitions and has presented at the national level for CADCA and SAMHSA.

She is a graduate of Legal Arts of Arizona and holds a BAS in Public Administration Summa Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University. Sharon has a professional legal background as a former licensed Court Reporter in Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas.

Working with Amistades on community projects has been eye-opening, challenging and very rewarding. Sharon believes a rural community, like Coolidge, must be engaged so that important resources are obtained to meet both their physical and cultural needs. She values the importance of taking the time to understand the Latino community and its multigenerational culture and emphasis on family history.