Sheri Sweitzer

Job Title
Education & Children's Advocate

Sheri Sweitzer is an education and children’s advocate. She began her career working in the United States Senate, where she worked for Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D–OH) for 22 years. After Metzenbaum’s retirement, she continued her career serving in the White House in the Clinton Administration as Executive Assistant to the Counsel to the President and she concluded her government career working at the Department of Justice as the Executive Assistant to the Solicitor General. During her career, she was appointed by President Clinton to the delegation working at The Hague on an Intercountry Adoption Treaty, which was agreed to by 38 countries and signed into law in the US in 1999. 

She has more than 17 years serving on boards throughout Rhode Island. Sheri served on the board at Moses Brown for nine years, where she served as vice chair and also as head of the search committee for the new head of school. She is currently the chair of Phoenix Houses of New England, and she serves on the board of governors of Miriam Hospital. Sheri was the founding chair of the Teach for America Rhode Island board.

Sheri has a daughter that is an alumna of Teach for America (Connecticut ’08). Her husband, Don, is chairman of IGT and served as co-chair of the Governor’s Funding Formula Working Group.