On August 27, 2021 Nancy Sherman (Ajemian) passed away in Oakland, CA surrounded by her loving family.

During the 80s and 90s Nancy was the Executive Director of Harmonium, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to advancing the well-being of children, youth and their families. During Nancy’s almost 30-year tenure, Harmonium grew from a small community nonprofit to one of the largest social service providers in San Diego County, serving thousands of children, teens, and their families.

Nancy Sherman was a dedicated social worker, advocate, and leader.  Nancy led a life full of creativity and learning.  She was a passionate community leader in the many cities she lived over the course of her life.  Nancy sought to create community through food, arts and culture via social work, non-profits, neighborhood projects, and permaculture. 

Since 2016, Nancy was actively involved in developing the Soja Community nonprofit in Oakland, CA.  Soja Community’s mission is to create a culture of health that enables persons of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels to lead healthier lives now and for future generations.

A memorial celebration of her life is planned for a later date. If you are interested in attending this event, please send an email to her son Peter Ajemian at info@sojamindbody.com

 In lieu of flowers, support of Soja Community is welcomed by making a tax deductible donation at www.SojaCommunity.org via paypal, or by sending checks to: 

Peter Ajemian, Executive Director, Soja Community

5901 Mazuela Drive, Oakland, CA 94611