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July 15, 2015
For immediate release
Changes to senior management team announced
Sharon Cameron has accepted the position of Deputy Minister of the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning, effective July 20, 2015, following the departure of Sandy MacDonald who has accepted a position at Holland College as Vice-President and Chief Learning Officer.
Ms. Cameron mostly recently served as CEO of the Workers Compensation Board. Luanne Gallant, who currently serves as Director of Corporate Services, will serve as acting CEO of the Workers Compensation Board.
Sharon Cameron received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Dalhousie University in 1983. In 1985, she received an Honours Degree in Psychology from the same institution, followed in 1986 by a Masters of Education Degree in Educational Psychology, also from Dalhousie.
Mostly recently, Cameron served as CEO of the Workers Compensation Board. Prior, she served as deputy minister of Social Services and Seniors. Cameron has served as principal at Stonepark Intermediate School in Charlottetown, a position she held since 2003. She served as vice-principal at that school from 2001-2003 and held the same position from 1999-2001 at Tracadie Cross Consolidated School, where she also taught and provided counselling services.
Cameron was employed as the Youth Services Coordinator with the Department of Education from 1997-1999 where she coordinated and provided administration to five alternative education programs across the province. During this time, she also co-chaired a federal-provincial youth employment strategy committee.
Between 1994 and 1997, Cameron worked as a Youth Services Consultant with the Department of Education and the Health and Community Services Agency. She began her career in 1987 as a school counsellor with the former Unit 2 School Board.