Sharron Williams

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Sharron Williams is a Narungga/Kaurna woman who has been the CEO of Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS), the peak Aboriginal child welfare organisation in South Australia, since 1998. The agency was formed in 1978 in response to Aboriginal children often being removed from their families and communities without the consent or even consultation with extended family members.

Sharron’s experience has included 15 years with Correctional Services in strategic and policy development positions, including the first Indigenous Public Relations Officer with the Correctional Services system in SA.

Sharron has served on the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) national executive since 1998 and was elected Deputy Chairperson – Child Welfare in May 2011. In November 2012, Sharron was elected interim Chairperson of SNAICC. Sharron’s strengths are building strong relationships with government and industry on behalf of the community, based on respect and a strong commitment to protecting the rights of the Aboriginal community.

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