Sharon Sarah has worked in the health and community sector for 25 years, primarily in the mental health sector and is currently the CEO of Bridges Health & Community Care.

She manages a diverse multidisciplinary workforce including people with a lived experience of mental illness and addictions. Sharon is passionate about system reform and collaborative practice to enhance consumer and carer outcomes, building a professional, sustainable mental health and alcohol and other drug workforce and strong clinical governance, particularly program fidelity and evidence based practice.

She is committed to lifelong learning, sourced through both the health and business sector.  She is a registered Psychologist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and Masters in Mental Health Practice. Sharon was the Branch Chair of the Australian Psychological Society for many years, now a committee member and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).