Ms Blady is the former Manitoba Health Minister, the founder of Speak Up: Mental Health Advocates and Sharon Blady & Associates, sharing her insight as a keynote speaker and consultant. As Health Minister, Ms Blady oversaw a $6B budget, worked with stakeholders, departments, and front-line healthcare providers demonstrating interpersonal and systems analysis competencies, and agility in addressing issues management and strategic planning. Ms Blady advanced progressive policy changes in a variety of healthcare sectors, including mental health and the expanded use of cannabis in preparation for legalization. In her previous role as Minister of Healthy Living, Ms Blady focused on community collaboration in expanding preventative programs, establishing AFFIRM food security in Northern Manitoba, and supporting grassroots mental health organizations. Before being promoted into Cabinet, Ms Blady crafted two pieces of first-in-Canada human rights legislation. Ms Blady began her career as an academic, with interdisciplinary competencies driving her graduate research for her MA and PhD. In addition to her role on the Veritas Pharma Board of Directors, Ms Blady serves on a variety of volunteer boards in the health sector.