Sheila leads Tusk Philanthropies with close to three decades of leadership in political, domestic policy and innovative nonprofit operations. Most recently, as the Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden and as a Deputy Assistant to President Obama, Sheila coordinated policy and communications for signature efforts serving veterans, teachers, students, and women and girls across the globe.
Sheila previously worked on voter outreach plans for various presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, helped develop policies as Deputy Governor of Illinois and Chief of Staff to two US Senators, and coordinated resources across the country to fight poverty and disease in Sub-Saharan Africa as the U.S. Executive Director of Bono’s ONE Campaign. She is a graduate of Creighton University and the University of Chicago Law School. Sheila serves on the Board of Trustees of Creighton University and serves as an advisor to the Board of Save the Children.