Sheri Strahl, MPH, MBA

President & CEO  |  ALS Network

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Sheri Strahl has excelled as a nonprofit leader, community advocate, and public speaker. She has been on the executive teams of some of the largest nonprofits in California, providing critical strategic visioning and effective leadership. 

Strahl took the helm of the ALS Network, one of the nation’s leading ALS nonprofits, on February 1, 2024, during a period of meaningful change underscored by the organization’s name and brand refresh. Strahl, a renowned and visionary leader, brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience to the role with a proven track record of expanding programs, driving efficiency in operations, and ensuring fiscal responsibility as the organization’s COO since 2019. As COO, she played a pivotal role in leading the organization to the milestone moment by shepherding both structural and legal changes from the ALS Association Golden West Chapter to the ALS Network.

Strahl was instrumental in helping create the new name and brand in concert with input from the ALS community including people living with ALS, caregivers, health care experts, scientists, advocates, and community partners. Collectively, they developed a reimagined direction - an unrelenting dedication to accelerate progress in finding cures for ALS. 

As the organization’s first president and CEO with a public health background, Strahl’s dynamic, servant-leadership approach reflects how the ALS Network engages the ALS community - through meaningful connections to urgently advance three mission pillars of work in care, research, and advocacy. Under her guidance the ALS Network begins a new era of serving the ALS community by driving the discovery of prevention strategies, treatments, and cures for ALS; providing access to quality care and connection; and promoting initiatives to improve health outcomes.

Strahl currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Panel of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine where she represents and advocates for the ALS patient community. 

Prior to joining the ALS Network, Strahl served as chief administrative officer of Strength United. In the role, she acted as second in command of the organization, helping to open the first Family Justice Center in Los Angeles. She has also held key leadership positions with The Village Family Services, where she opened the first local drop-in center for homeless youth,  and The Help Group, where she was recognized for her excellence  and unique ability to solve complex problems.

In addition, she was a lecturer at California State University, Northridge for more than a decade, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Strahl is a recognized expert in her field and has traveled nationally and internationally to present original research and model community programs at numerous conferences including the annual conferences of the American Public Health Association, the Child Welfare League of America, and the National Council for Community Behavioral Health. She is also a member of the American Public Health Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Certified Community Emergency Response Team, and a board member of Child & Teen Counseling. 

Strahl has two daughters and is also a pet parent to two dogs. In her free time enjoys yoga, running, live music, and trying to read through an ever-growing stack of New Yorker magazines. 

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