Cheryl Joan Vince
Cheryl Joan Vince is a senior vice president and Institute Fellow at AIR. Vince oversees a body of work that involves research and evaluation, training, and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare and education agencies as they address a variety of issues in the lives of vulnerable children and families.
For more than three decades, Vince has served as a leader, building new programs in nonprofit organizations to address challenges in education, public health, and human services. She has experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of large-scale interventions, and putting in place large scale training and technical assistance functions that building organizations’ capacities to implement evidence-based programs. She has developed numerous curricula, training materials and resources for audiences ranging from children and adolescents to nurses and physicians on healthy aging, as well as leaders and decision-makers in national governments responsible for policy setting. In this work, she has drawn extensively on implementation and diffusion research; she has synthesized, studied and published about its application in her analysis of 22 country initiatives to operationalize the World Health Organization’s vision of improving student and staff health through education systems.
Vince has worked both across the United States and in many countries around the world. In partnership with United Nations organizations, national governments, professional associations, universities and nongovernmental organizations, she has built bodies of work that apply a public health approach to promote well-being and healthy development across the life cycle and address major health challenges. Areas of focus include emotional and mental health; substance abuse; injury, violence, and suicide; reproductive health; HIV and AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.
From 1998 to 2010, she served as the director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center, during her time at EDC. Earlier in her career, she spent several years teaching in Canada after receiving her education diploma from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.