Coalition Program Director
As the Coalition Program Director at NNEDV, Cheryl Howard provides targeted and specialized technical assistance for state domestic violence coalitions. Cheryl was the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence from 1999 to 2008. Prior to that, she served as the Associate Director and the Contract Manager with the Coalition. Cheryl has over 30 years of experience working in the field of ending violence against women and children. She has served as the director of shelters for battered women in Ohio and Minnesota. Additionally, she was one of the original developers of the first misdemeanor and felony criminal justice intervention projects in Minneapolis, MN. Cheryl has a Master's in Public Policy and Domestic Violence from the University of Illinois at Springfield.