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Cheryl Durden , MS, RN, CPM

The Catholic University of America PhD
Home Windsor Mill MD United States


Cheryl has 41 years of experience in health care delivery in the areas of pediatrics, home health, managed care, health insurance, healthcare software solutions and child welfare. Cheryl is the Clinical & Health Services Administrator in the District of Columbia’s Office of Well Being at Child & Family Services Agency (CFSA). She joined CFSA with a charge to establish and develop healthcare within a child welfare agency. Cheryl is the visionary for the Agency’s Healthy Horizons Programs, which consists of an onsite Clinic and Nurse Care Management. These innovative programs are shifting the paradigm in foster care health while simultaneously establishing the District of Columbia as a model in meeting the health needs of children in care. Cheryl’s objective is to develop a model that integrates the disciplines of Nursing and Social Work into child welfare to ensure the well-being of children. Cheryl was a Senior Applications Analyst and led the management of information chapter during the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations preparation where a perfect score was achieved. Cheryl serves as a board member for the Jacaranda Center for Family & Youth Development. She is a former founding board member of the Case Management Society of America Chesapeake Chapter and served as an Advisory to Black Administrators for Child Welfare. She is a Certified Public Manager and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She is the recipient of several honors and awards including the distinguished Cafritz award. She is a co-author in the Critical Care Nurse Journal.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Preventive Health
Dissertation: Anticipated Dissertation title: Foster Care Health