Down Syndrome NSW appoints a new CEO
The Board of Down Syndrome NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherie Avalos as its new Chief Executive Officer. Sherie joins us with over 20 years of leadership experience in disability services with organisations including Disability Services Australia, Share Care and Achieve. Most recently, Sherie has been employed in a senior capacity at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Sherie has a deep understanding of the disability landscape, ranging from broad industry and organisational issues around policy, project and program management, strategy, and compliance, to the everyday life and routines of people and their families living with disability. Sherie is passionate about and committed to our members and their families. Sherie will be commencing in early August 2021. In the role of CEO, Sherie will manage the day-to-day business of DS NSW with an expert lens and focus on member engagement, active rural and regional presence, strategy implementation, high quality service delivery, innovation, business excellence and culture.
Sherie replaces CEO Jennifer Evans who informed the Board of her resignation to be able to provide additional support to her family. Jennifer joined the Association at what was a particularly uncertain and challenging time as we all adjusted to the “new normal” of Covid-19. Jennifer adapted quickly to the changing situation, building on our online service offering whilst making sure that we continued to achieve our mission despite these challenges. Thank you, Jennifer, for your leadership and support over the past 14 months.
Taken from Down Syndrome NSW.