Prior to coming to TIA, Cheryl worked at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for
nearly three years as the executive assistant to the president and board administrator. During her time
at NAIS, she upgraded and redesigned board materials, planned and executed all board meetings, and
supported NAIS President, Donna Orem. Before joining NAIS, she was a civil servant for the Italian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for 19 years and was posted at the Embassy of
Italy in Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada.
Cheryl earned both a Bachelor and Masters degree from the School of International Service at American
University in Washington, DC.