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Sharon Graham

Board Member

Sharon Graham (she/her) is Founder and Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Institute for Music Therapy and maintains a clinical internship training program within her practice. She was awarded a Fellowship for the New Leaders Council in 2020 and just received the Changemaker Award from the American Music Therapy Association for increasing access to music therapy services for families relying on Medicaid and expanding outpatient services to veterans in Florida. Sharon is a former Co-Chair for the FL Music Therapy Task Force, which reviews, plans, and initiates legislation, policy, advocacy events, and meetings with State officials. As Past Chair of the Orlando Choral Society Board of Directors, she wrote nonprofit governance policy, strategic plans, and oversaw grant proposals, programs, and special events. Finally, as a Precinct Captain with the Hillsborough County Democratic Party and Region 3 Leader, Sharon has canvassed her own precinct and multiple others, being an active (albeit shy) elections volunteer since moving here in 2012. She is also a member of the HCDEC Outreach Committee and honored to serve with BLM: Tpa in whatever capacity she is called and able, as a Safety Marshal for protests and a resource provider at health screenings. Sharon is excited to bring her organizing experience to the DPCTB and believes that the Democratic Party can and should be pushed to the left, with a nuanced and targeted approach to increasing membership and grassroots outreach, progressive elected officials, and ultimately progressive policy that (1) dismantles white supremacy, (2) establishes equity in justice, protection, representation, and opportunity, and (3) improves the lives of all who call the U.S. home (including the BREATHE Act, People First Immigration, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and fully funded education from early childhood through college). She is honored to serve on the DPCTB Board of Directors.