Shareefah Sabur

Shareefah Sabur, MA, MNO, CDP

Executive Director
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Shareefah Sabur has 30 years of experience in various roles in health care and education.  Recently, at Hospice of the Western Reserve, Shareefah held the titles of Chief Strategy Officer, Compliance Officer, HIPAA Privacy Officer, and Chief Quality and Education Officer.  She also provided oversight of the Hospice Institute, which supported a culture of inquiry where clinicians were challenged and supported in doing research, presentations and publications to further advance hospice and palliative care.  

Shareefah has also lead initiatives at the state, national, and international levels to advance quality of care, public policy, and advocacy.   Over a period of eight years, she worked as a loaned executive in the startup of a multinational organization in Uganda.  She also worked in Zambia, Rwanda, and South Africa providing training, board development, and strategic planning to support the delivery of palliative care during the AIDS pandemic.   

Through her consulting practice, primarily focusing on strategic planning, board development, and quality improvement, she supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations to stay true to its mission and achieve sustainability.  She is committed to the Gestalt approach and uses it leverage powerful, positive change in her practice.

As a Certified Diversity Professional, she continues to teach in the Diversity Management Program at Cleveland State University, is adjunct faculty at Kent State University, and visiting faculty at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

Education includes:  BA Psychology, MA Psychology, MNO Master’s in Nonprofit Organizations


Victoria "Vikki" Winbush, , Ph.D., MPH, LISW, GPCC™, BCC

Academic Dean
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Vikki is clinical social worker specializing in working with individuals and families, and in providing training and consultation to organizations. She is a co-chair for GICs Gestalt Training Program (GTP). She is an instructor with Cleveland State University's Diversity Management Program, and with the Smith College School for Social Work. Her research interests include how parents facilitate mental health treatment for their youth, and the impact of diversity on clinical practice and on organizational change processes.