2024 Mentor: Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman is the Executive Director of the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, which is also the state affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America.  Under Roger’s leadership, the Trust has greatly expanded its efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, introduced new ways of preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome, and engaged educators, physicians  and others around trauma informed care, ACEs, resilience and strengthening families.  He has worked with schools and other organizations statewide in his current role and previously as a community organizer from 1979-2007.  Roger was named the Child Advocate of the Year 2017 as the recipient of the Jerry Hirschfeld Special Achievement Award from the Idaho chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He serves on the boards of the Idaho Resilience Project, the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance and the Boise Farmers Market.  Roger is married and has three daughters. 

“I am excited to be a mentor for this project, both to learn and to share my experience working in both non-profits and the public sector.  I worked for 18 years as a lobbyist for social change non-profits.”