Certified Recovery Support Specialist and Medical Social Assistant

University of Illinois Chicago Hospital


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Cheryl Farney is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist and works for the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Medical Social Assistant and assists individuals on the inpatient psych unit with recovery. At the University, Cheryl serves on the Chancellor’s Committee for the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Cheryl is on the Board of Directors at Trilogy, Inc., is the Secretary for Gift of Voice and is a WRAP Recovery Educator in Illinois. Cheryl is a member of the PAIMI Council at Equip for Equality. Cheryl earned a B.A. in Theatre and Classics from the College of Wooster.

Areas of Expertise: Program Development

Interests: Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Community Inclusion, Healthcare, Other, Philanthropy