Sonja is the Executive Director of Safer Schools Together, USA, an organization that is focused on violence prevention and promoting a climate and culture of safety in schools. She is responsible for the growth of the US business and overall operations.
Formerly part of LIFT Philanthropy Partners’ social impact team, Sonja comes with extensive experience supporting the planning, capacity building and scaling of social purpose organizations to affect meaningful and measurable outcomes that drive social change.
An accomplished trainer and speaker, Sonja began her career in the field of crisis intervention and community outreach. Her early work with not-for-profit organizations evolved into corporate consulting where she specialized in strategic planning, organizational development, change management, as well as leadership and team development. Sonja holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has sat on numerous Boards and committees committed to supporting vulnerable and at-risk populations.