Shannon MasonMission Strategist

Dr. Shannon Mason is a highly ethical influencer whose work centers on aligning practices and values. A counseling psychologist by training, her curiosity about individual motivation and keen understanding of personal development has contributed to a successful career supporting organizations in transition and coaching leaders and staff towards organizational effectiveness. Dr. Shannon promotes equity and organizational growth through a range of evaluation tools and methods. Her areas of assessment and resulting recommendations encompass a broad-spectrum including mission articulation, organizational development and culture, strategic and transition planning, program impact evaluation, resource development, risk management, financial sustainability, as well as staff recruitment, training, and team-building. Her  experience includes 18 years as an organizational strategist and leadership coach, 13 years with Mercer Street Friends in Trenton serving as Executive Director and also as Director of Children and Youth Services/Clinical Director, Research Assistant at Treatment Research Institute, and an adjunct professor at Rider University and Biblical Theological Seminary. A minister for many years, Shannon has served as the Senior Pastor of New and Living Way Ministries for 18 years. Shannon has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, an MSEd in Psychological Services from University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Psychology from The College of New Jersey.