Sheila is the acting director of IREX’s Communities and Governance Practice. She is also senior technical advisor for gender and inclusion in IREX's Center for Applied Learning and Impact, where she brings expertise on gender and inclusion mainstreaming, women's empowerment, gender-based violence, civil society, good governance, and youth.
She created and curates IREX’s Gender Focal Point Program, designs and delivers a range of training on gender equality and social inclusion topics for staff and partners, and leads collaborative gender assessments of projects across IREX's practice areas. Currently, she manages programs for gender equality and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa.
Since joining IREX in 2013, she has provided management and technical support to a diverse portfolio of programs in Moldova and Ukraine for media literacy, public diplomacy, library modernization, and decentralization as well as for public–private partnerships in support of technology-for-education projects in Colombia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, South Africa, and Tunisia. In addition, she conducted a political economy assessment of the gender digital divide in Myanmar.