November 9, 2016: New York City—Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Myrie, advised the Board of Directors of Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) that she will leave the position as Chief Executive Officer at the end of January 2017.
Ms. Myrie shared “I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished over the past three years and hold dear to my heart the relationships I’ve built during my time as Chief Executive Officer. I am honored to have been the leader of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it makes strides in supporting and creating solutions to serve New York families and children in need.”
Under Ms. Myrie’s leadership, LIFT has increased its funding, accessibility and expanded its programs. She has played a critical role in growing the organization into a dynamic and leading nonprofit addressing these essential legal and community needs.
Among her many achievements, Ms. Myrie employed her thirty years of experience both in government and nonprofit sectors to increase funding by 20%. In doing so, she increased government funding to 60% of the overall budget. She further deepened LIFT’s social service support by partnering with other nonprofit organizations in communities across all five boroughs and increased accessibility by offering family law information after hours services at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
“We want to thank Sharon for her three years of dedicated service to LIFT and for making LIFT a strong and stable organization with a growing array of programs to help more than 33,000 families a year access justice in New York’s Family Court,“ said Board Chair, William Silverman in a letter to the LIFT community.
Silverman added, “During her tenure, Sharon has strengthened the organization internally and externally. She will continue to serve as a key figure during the transition to help with LIFT’s future endeavors.” A search for her successor is currently underway.