In 1990, Sharon sued her father, a retired
FBI agent and nationally recognized child abuse expert in
Denver District Court, for child abuse. Hers was one of the
first of a tidal wave of cases to be heard, won and reported
in the national media. Sharon's life story was portrayed by
Marlo Thomas in a CBS television movie "Ultimate Betrayal"
which is still being shown around the world. With former Congresswoman
Pat Schroeder, she is responsible for getting The
Child Abuse Accountability Act passed in Washington, DC.
Now federal pensions can be garnished for child abuse judgments.
Sharon earned a Bachelor of Science degree
in chemistry and biology and received her Master of Education
degree from Harvard University. She speaks with a wide variety
of audiences about power. She uses her personal journey and
professional background to educate about preventing abuses
of power and interrupting cycles of violence. She effectively
shuttles between the personal and social contexts and effects
of violence. Her strength lies in possessing an ability to
translate a childhood of violence into a stream of knowledge
and a river of hope that both instructs and inspires.