Lee Helmken Cherry
Lee Helmken Cherry is the Deputy for Equity Administration, Intake, and Support at Berklee College of Music. As part of Berklee's Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Lee plays a key role in the equity process and campus education, and serves as the first point of contact for Berklee community members who have experienced harassment, discrimination, and/or sexual violence. Lee also serves as a Lead Trainer for the Bringing in the Bystander® In-Person Prevention Program with Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to her role at Berklee, Lee served as a Health Educator at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she co-lead VOICE, Georgia Tech's sexual and relationship violence prevention and survivor support initiative. In that role, Lee was responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating sexual violence prevention programming and trainings on campus, as well as leading VOICE strategic planning efforts and Peer Education. Before that, Lee served as a Project Coordinator of the Administrative and Research cores at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory, a center aimed at building the diverse field of injury and violence prevention professionals, researchers, and organizations in Georgia. Lee is a member of the American College Health Association (ACHA) and has held leadership roles within the Campus Safety and Violence Coalition and the Health Promotion Section. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in Health and Society, and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Lee recently moved to Boston with her husband, and when not at work, enjoys exploring the city and finding new coffee shops. Lee was a member of the founding CAPPA Leadership Council and currently serves as a Membership & Networking Committee Co-Chair.