SHARI MURGITTROYD, LMSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and has vast experience providing mental health services, crisis intervention, and trauma therapy; she gives special attention to inclusivity and serving oppressed or marginalized populations. She is certified in culturally-competent and racially-responsive counseling and facilitates ongoing trainings to human service providers and first responders. Shari is the co-founder and Director of Training and Education at North Star Wellness Center in Lansing, Michigan. She is serves as adjunct faculty for Michigan State University (MSU) teaching about power and privilege, and is a trainer for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) with a curriculum that addresses implicit bias.
Training, education and program evaluation have been an integral part of her career. Shari worked in the MSU Counseling Center and served as Coordinator of the MSU Sexual Assault Program from 2005 to 2015. She was a participant in the Multi-Ethnic Counseling Center Alliance for 10 years and studied the impact of racism and other forms of oppression during that tenure. Before that, Shari was employed at the Michigan Public Health Institute conducting research and facilitating training and technical assistance. In that capacity, she worked with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes throughout the country, and victim service agencies in the state of Michigan.
Shari earned a Bachelors in Public Policy & Health with minors in Health & Humanities and Women’s Studies. She went on to complete a Masters in Social Work Program Evaluation & Administration. Shari is passionate about human rights, cultural change, the Great Lakes and belly laughs.