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Sharon Bryant has been selected for Hamilton Relay 2013 Deaf Community Leader Award for the State of Tennessee

October, 02 2013

Sharon Bryant is a long time advocate of the advocate for the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing constituents, especially in the mental health field.

Sharon currently works as Client Service Manager with the Partnership for Families and Children. Prior to the position, Sharon served as a Job Placement Coordinator/Client Assistant/Vocational Evaluator since 2007. She also served as an Adjunct Instructor with Deaf Studies at Tennessee Temple University from 2007-2009 and was a board member for the Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness 2012.

Sharon has been involved in the political process and led the committee to advocate the Department of Mental Health and Mental Health Agencies about the importance of communication access and understanding of cultural and visual language of Deaf people. She is currently involved in legislation to provide a mental health facility for the deaf individuals in Tennessee and serves on the Tennessee Behavioral Health Access Committee (Mental Health Services of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind). Sharon is also the Legislation Chairperson for the board for the Association of the Deaf and is on the Tennessee Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing State Rehab Council.

Sharon was recognized as the Employee of the Year for Chattanooga in 2009. In 2012, Sharon received the William Woodrick Case of the Year from the South East Regional Institute on Deafness for her outstanding efforts in the rehabilitation of a Deaf/Hard of Hearing individual in employment.

This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.

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