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Miriam L. Shark

Independent Consultant, Miriam L. Shark Consulting LLC

About Miriam

Miriam Shark is an independent consultant working from Portland, Maine to help organizations clarify and achieve their visions of excellence. She helps them assess and align their strategies to make the biggest contributions they can, individually and in partnership with others. She helps organizations effectively position themselves, their issues and their work in ways that increase impact, expand influence and build financial support. In so doing, she draws deeply on her knowledge, experience and relationships across the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Clients and partners note the acute ear, insightful analysis, freshness and humor she brings to the work.

Her clients reflect her deep roots in philanthropy and her growing connections to Maine and Northern New England. Representative of these are the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the John. T. Gorman Foundation, the High Meadows Fund, the Maine Philanthropy Center and the Downeast Fisheries Partnership. Miriam currently serves on the boards of Health Care Without Harm, Coastal Enterprises, Inc. and Coastal Ventures, Inc.

Miriam has an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. Louis University and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.

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