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Sharon Asherman

Director, Senior Center

Sharon always knew she’d work at a community center, helping people, “but I took a few detours along the way,” she says.

As director of the Riverdale Y Senior Center since 2012, Sharon leads programming, budgeting and communications, among other priorities. Her favorite aspect of working at The Y is getting to know the many members and guests that come through the senior center – their triumphs, dilemmas, and their stories. She came to The Y from the YM-YWHA of Washington Heights, where she was also senior center director.

Sharon’s background is in geriatric social work, and she is also a certified supervisor to social work graduate students. She earned a Master’s degree in social work from New York University.