Cheryl Arndt is the Community Partnership Data Strategy Analyst with the Leonard Parker Pool Institute for Health and fellow in the 2022-2023 Pool Fellowship for Health.
For many years, Cheryl developed and ran mental health and social services programs for children and adults in the Lehigh Valley. When an employer encouraged her to lead a performance improvement initiative, she discovered a passion for helping nonprofits to effectively and efficiently collect, analyze, use, and communicate their critical data. Since then, Cheryl has worked in evaluation and performance improvement in healthcare, education, and social services programs in multiple states.
She has volunteered at the committee and board levels with local non-profits and at her place of worship. Additionally, Cheryl has presented at over a dozen national and state conferences, served as a peer reviewer for an American Psychological Association journal, and published a book chapter as well as articles in trade and academic journals. In addition to her non-profit work, Cheryl has experience as a small business owner, having owned a successful consumer insight and user experience research company where she worked internationally and with multiple Fortune 500 companies. Cheryl’s degrees are in psychology–her master’s was clinical in nature while her PhD was focused on research. She has taught Psychology at the community college, university, and graduate levels. When not working, Cheryl enjoys dog training, kayaking, and trying to keep up with the garden. She lives with her family in rural, northwestern Lehigh County.