Cheryl Blankenship, MS – Consultant

Cheryl brings over 35 years of work experience in the areas of higher education, financial management, and consulting to Marga Incorporated.  Her work has included assessments of institutional and organizational systems and implementation of systemic changes to improve efficiency, customer relations, and organizational strategy and image. She has also supported individuals, communities and organizations to become self-actualized.

Cheryl is currently a co-director of Spirit House Project and previously worked as a senior advisor for the Corporation of National and Community Services, senior program officer of the Americorps Programs, and consultant to Learn and Serve America. She has also worked for a number of universities including MIT, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, and Mills College as a member of the financial management team. Her Areas of Expertise include Financial Management, Grants/Awards Advisement, Portfolio Management, Curriculum Development, Partnership Catalyst, Program Planning and Evaluation and Strategic Planning.

Cheryl has received a M.S. in Educational Administration from Pepperdine University, a B.A. in Psychology from Mills College, and is an Ed.D Candidate in Administration, Training, and Policy Studies from Boston University. She is currently an advisory council member of the Spirit House Project. Cheryl was previously on the board of directors at Imani Institute, a member of the board oversight committee for The Potter’s House, and a Trustee of St. Paul A.M.E. Church.