Lifelong Learning Administration Corp.
Sharifi has been a CFO in the healthcare and education nonprofit sector for 16 years. She currently serves as CFO of Lifelong Learning, a national nonprofit educational service organization, that partners with schools such as Learn4Life. Learn4Life is a network of public schools that provides personalized learning to nearly 50,000 at-risk youth across the county.
Sharifi is a community activist, for the past 20 years having served on numerous charitable boards, as co-chair of the Orange County CFO Leadership Council and as the 5th Supervisorial District Representative on Taxpayers Oversight for Measure M. She has been nominated eight consecutive years for CFO of the Year awards by Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) and won the Outstanding Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards in 2019. Sharifi was named to the 2020 OCBJ’s inaugural OC500, which is comprised of the most influential businesspeople and opinion shapers in the county.
She earned her undergraduate degree at Eastern Michigan University, an MBA and a certificate in management and leadership from the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, and her Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sharifi also holds an IRS Enrolled Agent license that allows her to practice anywhere in the world.