Sharon is a Mi’kmaq from the First Nation community of Membertou located in beautiful
Unama’ki (cape Breton),Nova Scotia. Sharon and her husband are proud parents of
one daughter Kayla. Sharon is a child of a Shubenacadie Residential school survivor
and she has been a passionate advocate for accessible, equitable, community based,
culturally safe services for her people.
Sharon is currently in a new role as the Director of Health Transformation with
Tajikeimik (dawgee game ik), the newly establsihed NS Mikmaw health and wellness
authority. Until her recent retirement, Sharon was Health Administrator of the Eskasoni
Community Health Centre for 20 years. As Health director/administrator Sharon was
responsible for all community health programs from Homecare & chronic disease
prevention & management, Maternal child health, public health, Early Intervention &
Head start and Mental Health services as well as Primary Care & Physician services for
the community of Esaksoni the largest mikmaw community east of montreal.
Sharon was instrumental in the coordination and development of Tajikeimik (dawgee
game ik)and the establishment of the new Mikmaw health and wellness authority.
Sharon was also instrumental in the establishment of collaborative network the Tuikn
Partnership amongst all 13 Mi’kmaq communities and the establishment of relationships
and negotiations between local District Health Authorities around health services for
their Mi’kmaq communities. In the past, Sharon had completed a term as the Mi’kmaq
Co-Chair of the Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Federal Tripartite Forum Health Committee ;
Sharon continues to participate in many local, provincial and national committees’ on
First Nation’s Health.