Nadine Burns-Lyons is currently the Executive Director of The Sharing Community, Inc. a not-for–profit organization that provides services to the homeless, hungry, and disenfranchised residents of Yonkers, NY. Ms. Burns-Lyons is committed to service in both her professional and personal life. Her career path to Executive Director was untraditional to say the least. Ms. Burns-Lyons held the positions of Dietitian, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Insurance Representative, Human Resources Coordinator, Nutritionist/Food Service Director and Assistant to the Executive Director.
During her tenure at The Sharing Community, Inc. Ms. Burns-Lyons has recruited countless individuals, churches, schools, and community groups from the surrounding areas to volunteer and contribute to The Sharing Community’s mission. As the Assistant to the Executive Director, Nadine managed special projects, appeared on media and at community events and became “The Face of The Sharing Community”. She then transitioned to Food Service Director and Instructor of the Food Service Job Training Program. Ms. Burns-Lyons taught many unemployed and underemployed adults the basics of institutional food service and enabled them to receive their ServSafe Certification. Nadine always encouraged, and supported her students in their efforts to continue their education beyond the training program. Some have attained their GED, Associates Degrees, and Bachelor’s Degrees. Many of her former students are working or have worked at The Sharing Community and in area hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, and catering facilities today.
Nadine has served as President of the Yonkers Chapter of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus (WBWPC), Treasurer of the Yonkers Chapter of the NAACP, founding board member and Secretary of The Charter School of Educational Excellence – the first charter school in Westchester County, Vice-Chair Ongoing Support United Way of Westchester/Putnam, the Yonkers Public Schools Education 2000 Educational Assessment and Science Curriculum Committees and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her community service has been recognized by the Yonkers Human Rights Commission, Westchester Women of Influence, 100 Hispanic Women-Westchester Chapter, the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, and Iota Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.