Sharon Arscott-Mills recently retired from a lengthy career as a senior advisor in international development and global health. She brings grant writing and reviewing expertise specific to United States government grants to this project as well as experience in complex project implementation and management.
Arscott-Mills holds a B.S. in nursing from Rutgers University and a Masters’ in Public Health degree from Emory University. Her most recent employer was ICF, a global consulting firm where she led projects in global health and development in multiple developing countries. Prior to that she worked for IntraHealth International, a global health nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She also worked for the United States Agency for International Development as a senior advisor for child and maternal health and infectious disease programs both in Washington, DC and Kathmandu, Nepal. She has extensive experience in researching, designing, and leading implementation of community development programs and in solving national health system challenges in the developing world. She also has experience in proposal writing for fundraising.
Arscott-Mills was born and grew up in Zambia, Africa. She currently lives in Lansing, NC and is interested in using the skills and experience gained during her working career to contribute to LPCCA’s effort to preserve and share the Appalachian cultural heritage and to bring new vitality to a beautiful rural community.