Sherry collaborates with philanthropic partners, corporations, individual donors, volunteers and the Board of Directors to advance the San Diego Blood Bank’s mission in the community by raising funds in support of the SDBB’s Core Blood Services, Cell Therapy, Genotyping and the Clia Lab programs.
Prior to joining SDBB, Sherry has worked as a development professional in the non-profit healthcare industry for organizations including Scripps Health, Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Health, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Hematology & Oncology Specialists Foundation and the University of Houston.
A native of New Orleans, Sherry brings over 20 years of healthcare fundraising, marketing, communications, and sales experience in the healthcare non-profit industry. Sherry’s passion and vision for philanthropy led her to launch an Integrative Medicine program that empowered cancer patients to personalize their care. This was Sherry’s first philanthropy project that set the vision for her career. Since, she has raised funds to support life-saving programs such a transitional medicine clinic for special needs patients, translational research in support of ovarian cancer prevention, cutting-edge medical technology like the da Vinci Surgical System, STEM scholarships, patient navigation programs, preventative screenings for indigent patients and a state-of-the-art cancer center.
Sherry graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a concentration in Broadcast journalism and a Masters of Business from the University of Phoenix. She also holds an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Sherry’s core belief is that your greatest gift is your health. Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life. This philosophy is her #1 motivation to be the best healthcare fundraiser and philanthropy change-maker by providing resources for people to live a long and prosperous life.