Sherry Lachman


Sherry Lachman is the Founder and Executive Director of Foster America. She has devoted her career to improving government systems that serve vulnerable children and families. She was previously a domestic policy advisor to Vice President Biden, a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, a senior education counsel to Senator Al Franken, and an attorney at the Juvenile Law Center. Since founding Foster America, she has been recognized as a GLG Fellow, a Halcyon fellow, and a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur. Sherry earned a master’s in philosophy from Cambridge, a J.D. from Columbia and master’s in public policy from Harvard. Her commitment to child welfare stems from her experience in foster care as a child.