Ph.D. in Psychology, Walden University
MBA in Marketing, Wayne State University
B.S. in Business Administration, Wayne State University
Sherry McGee is Director of Operations & Administration for the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development at the School of Public Health.
Dr. McGee has more than 25 years of experience working at all levels of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including strategic planning, major project management, fund development, advocacy and community engagement. During her 15 years spent in the not-for-profit sector, she worked on community issues, such as promoting literacy, reducing inequality by preparing the underserved for the 21st Century workforce, eliminating lead in residential housing, serving the homeless, collaborating on successful prisoner community reentry strategies and advocating for equality in long-term care for the elderly.
Her fondness for reading and literacy led her to write a business plan, secure bank financing and open an inner-city bookstore that helped expose thousands of families to the joys of reading for pleasure. To help reduce inequality, she led a $17 million federally-funded youth workforce development program with a staff of more than 80 youth development professionals serving over 7,000 disadvantaged youth and young adults ages 14-24. Her greatest job satisfaction has been from working with organizations that provide essential services to those in great need particularly the underserved and youth.
Dr. McGee is excited to be joining the team at Georgia State’s Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development to help build on the National SafeCare® Training and Research Center’s successful track record. Since completing her doctoral studies, it’s been a goal to work with evidence-based programming that improves conditions for the underserved.