Cheryl Bains co-founded WeHOPE in 1999 and currently holds the position of Director of Human Resources. Cheryl has 30 years Human Resources experience and 15+ years in non-profit finance.
In the early years of WeHOPE, Cheryl tackled many roles in the organization including Director of Finance, HR Director, and managed all fundraising activities. In partnership with her husband, Paul Bains, Cheryl grew WeHOPE from 3 to nearly 100 employees. Cheryl desired WeHOPE to be an organization that embraces a family culture with an emphasis on dignity and serving others. Her previous work exposure with multiple fortune 500 companies inspired her to create an employee first atmosphere.
Throughout WeHOPE’s 21 years of service to the community, Cheryl is most proud of the mentorship programs created to assist formerly incarcerated individuals, youth, and individuals new to the workforce. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Clark-Atlanta University.
She is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters. In her spare time, Cheryl supports youth competitive volleyball and after-school enrichment volleyball and basketball programs as a coach, tutor, and mentor.