Sharon is a tireless community advocate for social inclusion and social justice with passion for raising community awareness on issues in relation to mental health, domestic violence, disability, diversity, equity and equality as well working with government and other stakeholders on policies to improve services for all Australians.
She was honoured in 2013 as one of the 125 Leading Women in Queensland by YWCA . Sharon is a recognized keynote speaker, event host, change maker and a social entrepreneur.
Sharon has university degrees in Behavioral Sciences (Psychology and Neuro Science) from LaTrobe University-Melbourne, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Behavior Management-Bond University- GoldCoast.
As well as being an accomplished mental health professional, Sharon’s other significant contributions has been her tireless efforts as an advocate and a respected community leader including as the past President of the Queensland African Communities Council. She sits in a number of boards and advisory committees including White Ribbon – Qld Executive Committee, National CALD Reference Group on Domestic Violence-White Ribbon, AFL Queensland Diversity Advisory Board, Secretary for the Federation of African Communities Councils in Australia, Advisor with the Women Federation for World Peace, former Board member with Queensland Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) and others. She was a member of the Queensland’s Ministerial Multicultural Roundtable in 2012 – 2014 to the then Qld State Minister for Multicultural Affairs Hon Glen Elmes .
As social entrepreneur, Sharon created her two businesses Kalahari Designs and Psyched Solutions to support and benefit a number of community projects she is passionate about including supporting marginalized women and children in Botswana and South Africa. She is one of the founders and Director for her family’s Orphan Care Center in Botswana which support over 60 vulnerable and orphaned children and young people.