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Cheryl Gorman

Senior Fellow
Certified Mentor Coach

Cheryl Gorman is a proven leader in bringing diverse partners and sectors together with community members to create community-based programs and large-scale change initiatives. She specializes in supporting leaders and organizations to effectively manage relationships and change; develop talent strategies; build community capacity; and design, manage and evaluate community-based programs. Cheryl has supported the Institute in different roles, most recently as Vice President of National Programs. Her current role allows Cheryl to focus full-time on her passion – training and coaching practitioners in the field.

Prior to joining the Harwood Institute, Cheryl had her own consulting practice working with organizations like the national HR Council of the Nonprofit Sector, United Way Worldwide, the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, and United Way of Canada. She has held senior leadership positions at the regional and national level. Examples include: Executive Director of TalentWorks, an award-winning regional workforce initiative, and Senior Research Associate with The Conference Board of Canada responsible for managing the Canadian Business and Education Forum on Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Cheryl holds an M.A. in Organizational Management and Development (specializing in large-scale system change) from Fielding Graduate University, an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, a Teacher’s Certificate from the Province of Ontario and a Principal’s Certificate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She is a committed volunteer and has served on local and national nonprofit boards.