Home / About Us / Staff




Sheryl Soukup, Executive Director

ROOF is staffed by Executive Director Sheryl Soukup. Soukup helped form ROOF while working as a consultant with the Florida Inclusive Housing Task Force of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. Soukup is the President of Soukup Strategic Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in fundraising, strategic planning, board development and nonprofit management. Prior to founding Soukup Strategic Solutions, Soukup was employed for fifteen years by nonprofits, ten of those years as the chief executive.

Soukup has served in a variety of nonprofit leadership roles in Florida and Massachusetts, including service on boards and committees at the local and statewide level. Soukup is a graduate of Leadership Collier (2008) and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Partners in Policymaking (2004). Her work was recognized by the National Association for Community Development with the Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award (2010). Soukup was a recipient of the Women of Achievement Award from the Collier County Chapter of the American Association of University Women (2010) and the Citizen of the Year Award from the Lee County Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (2005). In 2012 Soukup was recognized by Gulfshore Business in “The Influential’s: 29 of Southwest Florida’s Most Powerful Women.” Soukup moved to Florida in 2002 from Boston, where she worked for Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Children’s Initiative. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.

ROOF receives additional administrative support from Soukup Strategic Solutions.