Sheryl was born and raised in Middleboro, MA and is a graduate of Coyle and Cassidy High School’s class of 1996. From there she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Merrimack College in 2000. After graduating from Merrimack, Sheryl got a job working as a youth care advocate for The Old Colony Y Group home for adolescents in Fall River, MA. She quickly became an Assistant Supervisor, then a Supervisor during her 5 ½ years there. In 2006, Sheryl began her career in homeless services working for MHA/ACCESS-RI, a small non-profit in Rhode Island. While there, Sheryl obtained her Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership in the non-profit sector from the Springfield College School of Human Services.
From 2010-2014, Sheryl served on the Board for Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, focusing on the Government Relations Committee. In 2016, Sheryl won the Sr. Judy Soares & John Coen award for Direct Services for her work with the homeless in the State of Rhode Island. Also in 2016, Sheryl began working for Coaching4Change on a part time basis while working for Coyle and Cassidy HS/MS. She works on development projects and as well as assistant coaching for Coyle’s softball team during the 2017 season.