Director of Grants and Recognitions, NISD

Sharon Sanchez

Sharon Sanchez has over 25 years of extensive grant experience. She is the Director of the Grants and Recognitions Department for Northside Independent School District. Prior to that, she worked at the San Antonio Housing Authority as a grant manager. She has served more than 21 years in the district, 18 as Director where she oversees preparation of competitive and federal entitlement grants, conducts compliance monitoring and program reporting. She has served as a grant reviewer for federal and city grants. Sharon earned an undergraduate and graduate degree from UTSA.

Senior Operations Manager

Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber is a senior operations manager at the World Resources Institute, a leading global environmental nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. His team regularly manages six- and seven-figure grants from regional and national foundations, U.S. and foreign governments, and multi-lateral organizations like the World Bank. Weber also oversees grants, contracts, and financial management addressing climate change. He has a master’s degree from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, and has completed the Area Foundation’s General Nonprofit Management certificate and the UIW Supervisory and Management certificate.
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