Cheryl Zoll

Cheryl is an experienced CEO/Executive Director for mission-driven organizations in the areas of basic needs, healthcare, harm reduction, mental health, education, and the arts. She is known as an authentic and transformational leader and turnaround specialist who has guided non-profits through major transitions with a calm, steady hand and an inclusive approach that identifies and builds on employee and organizational strengths.

In the last two decades, Cheryl served as CEO of Tapestry Health and as Executive Director of the Amherst Survival Center, in which roles she stabilized both organizations’ finances, expanded their scope of work and geographic reach, and strengthened their missions’ focus on equity and social justice. Cheryl has also held leadership roles in areas as varied as the arts, education, and town planning.

Prior to her work as a CEO, Cheryl was a linguistics professor at MIT, and taught at Amherst College and Hampshire College. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Brandeis University, and a PhD from the University of California Berkeley.

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