Uphams Corner Health Center has hired veteran non-profit administrator Kevin Cherry as its new chief financial officer. He brings nearly 30 years of financial management experience in both the education and health care sectors, including recent CFO roles at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, Mass. and the South End Community Health Center in Boston.
Cherry cited the pandemic’s immediate and longer-term effect on communities of color as a motivation for accepting the new role at UCHC.
“No question that the impact of Covid on communities of color has certainly driven my passion to get back into community health,” said Cherry, who shared his own vaccination experience on social media to encourage others to get vaccinated.
He will oversee the finances of both the health center and its related programs offering primary, home health care, and elder care services, including Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
“Boston is my hometown, so I’m pretty excited to be back, working in the community,” he said.
Cherry is a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, where he also serves on the board of trustees.