Shawnee has over 20 years experience in community development and coalition building within the the United States and Kenya, Africa. She is experienced in global development, sustainability and public policy and administration, dedicating her life to individual and community growth. In 2015, Shawnee assisted with the research and assessments for the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, commissioned in response to increasing racial tensions and civil rights movements.
Shawnee is highly experienced in grant administration, writing, and reviewing grants for several federal agencies, including HRSA, SAMHSA, and CNCS. She has spent her career working on global public health issues, including economic and community development, alcohol and substance abuse prevention, gender-based violence and crime prevention, suicide prevention, poverty eradication, women and youth empowerment, and waste management and sanitation initiatives.
Shawnee has shared her knoweldge and experience with thousands of business, community, and country leaders in Yangon, Myanmar London, England, Nairobi, Kenya, Los Angeles, New York, and Washinton DC.
In June, Shawnee was honored to be a member of a US delegation invited to Myanmar to work with Parliament and Cabinet members on public policy and coalition building, in support of their efforts to become a Democracy. In May 2016, Shawnee presented to global leaders and international NGO Directors on "Leadership and Public Policy: Coalition Building" with the Geneva Institute on Leadership and Public Policy in Geneva, Switzerland.
She is currently writing her first book titled "Pure Mettle" sharing her experiences along her inspirational journey of discovery of beautiful transformations in communities and individuals around the world.