Sheila Harrigan has served as Executive Director of the New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA) since 1995. In this role, she provides information, policy analysis, and assistance to state and local policymakers and technical support to local departments of social service. The NYPWA is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of social welfare policy in order to be accountable to taxpayers and protective of vulnerable people. Sheila has a B.S.W. from the University of Albany and a Master’s Degree in Organization & Management from Antioch University New England.