Sharon Allison is the former president of the board of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, former chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America board, and former chair of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund board. She joined Pathfinder’s board in 1998.
She sat on the board of the Guttmacher Institute for three six-year terms, was a member of the Governing Council of International Planned Parenthood Federation, and was president of the Waco Foundation.
Her lifelong commitment to improving her community is evidenced by her participation with a number of organizations, including United Way of McLennan County, Texas; Junior League of Waco (president); McLennan County Protective Services; and Planned Parenthood of Central Texas. Sharon was a delegate to the 1994 UN International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and the 1999 Cairo +5 Conference in The Hague.