Sharon Bay has been the President of Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego since its inception. She is also the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of San Diego Family Magazine, a monthly parenting publication; Out & About, an annual family adventure guide to San Diego County, and Flourishing Families, a resource guide for parents of children with special needs. She purchased San Diego Family Magazine in 1985, changing its format from a newspaper to a glossy covered magazine. This award-winning, free publication is available to 85,000 San Diego County families every month.
Sharon has been a contributor to the community of San Diego through membership in organizations that make a difference. As member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sharon participates on the Education & Workforce Committee. Having been a member of the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary club since 2012, she has been on several committees, including chair of the vocational committee and involvement in the fundraising projects of the club. She has volunteered on many Rotarian projects. She has also been a board member of Parenting Media Association, a trade association for parenting publications across the United States, Canada and Australia for many years.
She was raised in the North Platte area of western Nebraska and she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She lives in San Diego with her husband, has two grown children and five grandchildren.