Shani Byard, EdD

Shani Byard, Ed.D. is a South Los Angeles native, engaged community leader, professor, and Director of Education, Training and Workforce Development for Kedren Health. Dr. Byard has a combined 17 years experience in program design and professional development in education and healthcare fields. She has spent the last 9 years facilitating interdisciplinary in-services, organizational change, federal apprenticeships and strengthening learning cultures throughout public and private healthcare systems across California.  Dr. Byard is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Cultural Family Psychology at Pacific Oaks College, Co-Chair of the Education Committee and Leadership Council member for LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ historic Empowerment Congress. She received a B.A. in TV Production and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University, and a M.S. in Human Services, specializing in Organizational Management and Leadership, from Springfield College.