Kerry is the President of the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, the peak mental health body in WA, as well as vice chair of Mental Health Carers Australia, Community Mental Health Australia, a Board member of Psychosis Australia Trust, a Board member of Helping Minds, and Carer Co-chair of the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum.

A Commissioner with the National Mental Health Commission, she is an alumni of Harvard Kennedy School's Implementing Public Policy program, a graduate of Boston University's Global Leadership Institute's Recovery Class of 2013 and has just returned from a Churchill Scholarship investigating international contemporary approaches to mental health that recognise the integral role of families in mental health.