About Natalie

Natalie Sheppard was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She takes pride in doing her part in assisting with the improvement of her community. Her greatest strength is her ability to create and implement innovative solutions to identified problems. Her passion is working with youth and families.

Natalie Sheppard has her masters degree in Social Work and currently works for Hillside Family of Agencies. She is also an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Roberts Wesleyan College and serves as Advisory Council for Action for a Better Community’s New Direction program. Previously, Natalie has worked for the Urban League of Rochester as a Program Coordinator; Monroe County Children’s Detention Center as an Intake Worker at the Crisis Nursery; and Monroe BOCES 1 as a Paraprofessional and Associate Teacher. Working with children and families through these capacities has helped shape Natalie into the Children, Youth, and Families Advocate that she is today.

Natalie currently lives in Rochester, NY with her daughter where she continues to support various community organizations through volunteerism and financial contributions.

Natalie wholeheartedly believes and lives by the motto: “It takes a village to raise a child.”


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