Sauda Harris

Sauda Harris



Sauda Harris’ professional experience includes working with diverse populations in an array of social services settings since approximately 2004. She has worked alongside multiple substance abuse, mental health, child welfare, trauma, and domestic violence service providers in the South Florida region. Most recently, Sauda’s professional focus has been working in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health sector, serving in various positions including Clinical Director, Director of Operations, Executive Director, Chief Compliance Officer/Quality Assurance, Director of Human Resources, and Program Director. She has also served as a Licensing & Accreditation Consultant for approximately five (5) years for providers seeking licensing through the Department of Children and Families and behavioral health accreditation by the Joint Commission.

Prior to working in substance abuse, Sauda worked for the lead community-based agency under DCF as Program Director and Contract Manager overseeing the development and monitoring of SA and MH providers’ contracts; therefore, her experience includes auditing clinical charts and facilitating staff training for professionals working in substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, trauma, and child welfare sectors.

In addition to working in the substance abuse/mental health sector, she also served as Associate Faculty and Campus Faculty Assessment Liaison (CFAL) at University of Phoenix for the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and School of Psychology. As an Associate Faculty and Campus Faculty Assessment Liaison, she facilitated various collegiate-level courses and oversaw the University’s national initiative for the quarterly assessment of course objectives and evaluation of student learning outcomes.

Sauda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Management from University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy) from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is in the final dissertation phase of her Ph.D. in Counseling Studies. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC – State of Florida), Qualified Supervisor for licensing in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy, and is certified in domestic violence, sexual abuse/rape, and child welfare.