LaKisha Cherry

LaKisha Cherry

Food Distribution Assistance Program Associate
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LaKisha joined the Golden LEAF Foundation in June 2023 as Food Distribution Assistance Program Associate. The program will make grants to nonprofit organizations to become food bank partner agencies, to expand capacity for these partners and to establish or enhance school-based food assistance programs. In her current role, LaKisha supports the Food Distribution Assistance Program team in the implementation of the program, including the monitoring of recipients and supporting compliance across the Program and focusing on data and record management, including organization of physical and electronic records. 

Before joining Golden LEAF, LaKisha was the Manager of Finance and Data Compliance with Teach for America. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing all expended revenue to ensure purchasing compliance within federal and state guidelines. Prior to her time at Teach for America, LaKisha held a vital role at Pitt Community College as the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Developmental Studies and Transitional Programs. She has expertise in grant management, program development and implementation, budget coordination and reporting, as well as program monitoring and compliance.

LaKisha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Mount Olive and a Master of Science in Administration of Justice Security from the University of Phoenix.

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