PROGRAM MANAGER, MMARS-RC INC.
Shara joined the Medical Management and Rehabilitation Services (MMARS) Team in November of 2015 as a Supports Planner, and quickly worked her way up as a Supervisor on the CFC Team. Her hard work and determination led her to becoming MMARS’ Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Program Manager. With a devoted passion to serving the community and helping others, Shara has been in the field of Case Management for over 14 years; dealing with various populations and individuals of all ages.
Shara has demonstrated the unique ability to showcase her leadership skills and connect with others beginning at the early age of 12, where she started in Peer Counseling. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, specializing in Mental Health, and a Minor in Communication. She has completed some Masters level coursework in Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling, and continues to pursue this endeavor until completion.
The summation for Shara’s drive and purpose in this field is tied to the famous quote of Nelson Mandela: “There is no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” She is always willing to lend a helping hand and serves in various community activities. Shara is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., an organization under the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is founded on the principles of Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. She has served two consecutive terms as Epsilon Gamma Chapter’s President and has held other leadership positions within this and other organizations, such as the NAACP. Shara is also a current member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She firmly believes in teamwork, having an open door, making a difference, and paving the way for others to have a better future!