Sharon B. Cohen, Board Chair
Sharon has been a board member of MDAO since 2007 and is an active community volunteer.
Sharon is President of Shared Solutions Management Consulting and specializes in providing advice and support to the public, broader public and non-profit sectors in the areas of shared services design and implementation, integrated service delivery, and agency modernization and transformation. Prior to starting her consulting practice, Sharon was a senior executive with the Ontario Public Service, where she had an extensive and varied career. Sharon was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ontario Shared Services, then one of the world's largest public sector shared services organizations. She also led the Ontario Human Rights Commission, was General Manager of the Ontario Science Centre, and for many years served as chief administrative officer for a number of Ontario government ministries.
In her voluntary capacity, Sharon is also a past Chair of Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, Toronto, and a current board member.
Sharon holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from York University, and a Master of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Toronto.