Sherri Killins Stewart
Consultant, Executive Leader
Sherri Killins Stewart, EdD is the director of State Systems Alignment and Integration and co-director of State Services for the BUILD Initiative and an independent consultant. Within her BUILD Initiative work, she is responsible for working directly with state leaders to advance early childhood systems efforts in health, early learning, and family support. She is leading work to define and create intentional practice regarding equity in early childhood system practice, policy, and leadership within the BUILD Initiative. Her equity work includes co-leading a network of early childhood leaders to advance racial equity. Dr. Stewart has worked at multiple levels and in a variety of states and communities. Dr. Stewart's former positions include Commissioner of Early Education and Care for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Vice President of Human Development and Operations at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and CEO of Empower New Haven.