Sharron Murphy Williams- Founder/Director

Sharron Murphy-Williams is the founder and executive director of The Phe’be Foundation. She
has over 25 years’ experience in the credit/debt management and homebuyer education
industries. She began her career with Dun & Bradstreet prior to becoming an independent credit
counseling specialist.

She has implemented and developed innovative programs that enhance
housing and economic empowerment opportunities, some of which have proven to be models
for Cleveland-area banking institutions, curriculums and agencies.
Murphy-Williams has been featured in Essence Magazine, Ebony and on BET as well,
recognized by Kaleidoscope Magazine, The Plain Dealer, Call & Post, Cleveland Board of
Education, The City of Cleveland and others for the work she has done as it pertains to financial

In addition to serving as leader of The Phe’be Foundation, Murphy-Williams gives back to her
community by serving as a member of several civic and professional organizations including
The National Association of Female Executives, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, Department of
Aging, Rotary International, United Black Fund (UBF), Founding Member of Society of Urban
Professional (S.O.U.P.) and the Predatory Lending Task Force.
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Board of


Zoe Brown: Board President

Sarah Parks-Jackson
Kathryn Fields
Michele Hampton-Pickett, PhD
Olaleye Akinyelure
Donna Dixon-Stovall
Janel Carter
Calvin E, Reid
Attorney Adam Ripkin
Endia Jones
Sharron Murphy-Williams:  Executive Director

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The Phe'be Foundation is connected to an ever growing list of organizations and institutions  that help us to maximize our efforts towards servicing the community in gaining financial literacy.