Sharen has worked within diverse sectors including within the Disability, Community, Aged Care and Youth sectors. She has an Advanced Diploma in Community Service Sector Management, an Advanced Diploma in Volunteer Management, and a Certificate IV Training and Leadership Management.
Sharen moved to Coffs Harbour in 2010 from Adelaide, bringing with her 18 years’ experience working within the Community Service Sector. Sharen developed her passion for the sector over the 10 years she worked as a Community Development Officer in South Australia. This experience gave Sharen a profound gratitude for the way that services improve participant’s quality of life.
Sharen’s dedication to the Community Service sector saw her develop extensive expertise and experience in training and development, quality management and compliance. During her time in South Australia, Sharen mentored staff and volunteers and was awarded the State’s second highest mentoring training award for this work.
Sharen feels it is an honour, to be working with Mid Coast Communities as Team Leader of the Coffs Harbour Local Area Coordination team, assisting people with disability to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme.