Associate Deputy Minister
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Sharon Lee Smith has been Associate Deputy Minister, Policy and Transformation, since February 2015. 
Sharon Lee is a public sector executive with more than 20 years of experience at both federal and provincial levels. Sharon Lee served most recently as an Assistant Deputy Minister in the health ministry of the Government of Saskatchewan. In this role, she was responsible for a variety of files, including public health, mental health and addictions and long‐term care.  Prior to joining the Ministry of Health in Saskatchewan, Sharon Lee worked in economic development, as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Saskatchewan Region of Western Economic Diversification Canada. In 2013, she received the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal Award of Excellence for Public Administration. 

She has held several executive positions at Environment Canada, where she represented Canada internationally in United Nations climate change post‐Kyoto negotiations. Sharon Lee also has extensive experience in the area of aboriginal health — she delivered federal First Nations and Inuit health programming in Canada’s three northern territories and helped negotiate the Kelowna Accord on Aboriginal Health. She also has previous experience with the Government of Ontario in the areas of citizenship and human rights, finance and social justice.