Sharnette joined the Lightengale team in February of 2014. Her career began as an Environmental Scientist specializing in hazardous materials management for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Sharnette has since been involved with remediation, infrastructure improvements and real estate development in various capacities.
During the past 15 years, Sharnette has focused on development of affordable housing in Illinois and Iowa. Prior to joining Lightengale worked, Sharnette worked for the Chicago Housing Authority on the Plan For Transformation. Sharnette was responsible for overseeing the planning, procurement of developers, entitlement process, and construction for the Cabrini Green redevelopment as well as unit acquisitions and dispositions throughout the City of Chicago. She works closely with Housing Authorities, public officials, residents, businesses, city agencies, and the larger community.