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Sherry Baker has owned and operated a private consulting and counselling practice since 1990. She was hired as the Executive Director of the BC Association of Community Response Networks in July 2010.
Sherry has sat on, and chaired many provincial, regional and local boards over the years. Sherry was elected to City Council in Chilliwack in the 1980's where she served for 6 years. She completed six years as a public member on each if the Board of Registration for Social Workers and on the College of Occupational Therapists of BC. She is the past Chair of the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support and past chair of the South Fraser Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, as well as a founding Board Member of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women and a founding member of the United Community Services Coop (now Realize Strategies). Sherry has been a Rotarian since 1992 and just completed 2 years as President of the Rotary Club of Langley-Sunrise. She was on the Township of Langley’s Sustainability Task Force and its Seniors’ Advisory Committee. She has been a long time member of the board and chair Encompass Support Services Society. She is the Vice-Chair of the Older Adult and Caregivers Advisory Committee for Age-Well. She was the Executive Director of Ishtar Transition Housing Society from 1995-2006.
She was awarded the Canada 125 Medal and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She has been awarded three Paul Harris Fellowships by Rotary International. She was awarded the “Elder Abuse Awareness to Action Award” by Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre in 2018.
Sherry holds a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from City University in Seattle, a Bachelor of Home Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Business Administration from Fraser Valley University.