Sherah Liverpool-Archer is a Senior Manager of Training & Technical Assistance at The HAVI. A Guyanese native, Sherah is passionate about serving communities of color. She comes from a diverse background including public health administration, leadership development, and NGO capacity building. These experiences have allowed Sherah many opportunities to work within frameworks where racial equity, social justice, and a solid understanding of complex trauma are paramount. In her role at The HAVI, Sherah manages a dynamic team of Violence Intervention Specialists and Hospital Responders, who provide crucial support to Black and Brown youth from a trauma-informed lens. These young men and women often presented to the emergency room after experiencing intentional injuries via acts of lateral violence and aggression in their communities. In addition to her management role, Sherah also coordinated with the hospital’s senior leadership team and facilitated the build out of The HAVI program as a staple within the hospital system. As the mother of black boys, Sherah’s life long goal is to ensure that programs and systems are in place to educate and empower our youth toward opportunities for success and meaningful lives. A staunch advocate for racial equity and social justice, Sherah uses her gifts and skills to do her part to interrupt the cycle of lateral violence in Black and Brown communities.