Her life verse is, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." — Philippians 4:6-9 NIV
Cassandra Shepard joined Compassion's ministry in 2010 and currently serves as the senior vice president of the Global Leadership Office. Within this role she is responsible for facilitating and equipping the Global Executive Team¹s development of high-level strategy, organizational design and development, holistic staff development, global internal communications, and executive office operations.
She brings a robust breadth and depth of leadership experience to Compassion, having transformed teams and business results through the effective use of human resources at prominent companies including Pepsi-Cola and T-Mobile.
Cassandra’s heart for helping children runs deep. She joined Compassion from Colorado Springs School District 11 where she lead the human resources function for 1,800 of the district’s staff as they helped 29,000 students achieve academic success that equipped students for success today and in the future.
She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from California State University, Fresno and is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources. Cassandra obtained a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Global Executive Program. Her integrated learning experience across the world’s most compelling economic regions focused not only on advanced business management expertise but also on each region’s unique social, historical and cultural issues that are relevant to Compassion’s operations.
In addition to her professional and educational qualifications, Cassandra has proven herself to be an engaging leader who is capable of fostering strong relationships and effectively collaborating at all levels of the organization. She is deeply committed to putting these talents and skills to work in releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.
Cassandra has three children and enjoys their family time as well as reading and interior design.