Sherry Lerch has over 30 years’ experience in the mental health and substance abuse service systems, ranging from direct service provision to system administration. Sherry draws on her past experience in the public sector in the areas of developing and implementing standards and approaches to serving individuals with mental illness and co-occurring physical health, developmental, and substance use disorders; integrating physical and behavioral health care; and identifying inter-agency and cross-systems approaches and solutions to resolve complex issues. Sherry’s areas of expertise include systems assessment, strategic planning, group facilitation, program development, and financing strategies.
Sherry has spent much of her career in county and state government, including serving as the Acting Deputy Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Pennsylvania. Other roles have included Director of Policy, Planning and Program Development, Director of Operations, Special Assistant for Substance Abuse Services, and Chief of Care Management.