Shannon Sullivan, MPH

Director, Strategy & Culture

Shannon is a seasoned non-profit professional with over 15 years of experience as an Executive Director, Regional Director. Shannon directs Mission + Strategy’s (M+S’s) practice areas of strategic planning and organizational culture alongside leading the growth of work in Michigan. She partners with clients to articulate big questions and design innovative and effective processes to address them through research, facilitation, and outcome development. Shannon’s consulting portfolio includes organizations with budget sizes ranging from $350,000 annually to $50 million and includes specific experience in working with national and international associations on re-structuring in the face of significant for-profit competition.

Shannon has had the privilege of partnering with such organizations as Cara and Openlands on strategic planning, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum/Chicago Academy of Sciences on organizational culture, and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America on planning and structure.

Shannon’s career began as a high school teacher in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and continued as a founding Executive Director in the youth organizing and development field. Today, she is a trained mediator and circle keeper, a devoted CPS parent, and an activist for criminal legal system reform and racial justice.