Associate Director, Quality Management
Office of Product Evaluation and Quality (OPEQ), Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, Maryland
Cherron is a member of the senior leadership team in the Office of Compliance, Center for Devices & Radiological Health, Food & Drug Administration where she leads the medical, administrative, and quality teams that support the compliance review divisions. Cherron has over 22 years of experience in federal service which began in the United States Army as and Enlisted soldier and later a Commissioned Officer in the Medical Service Corps. Prior to joining the FDA, she served as the Director of Operations in the Office of Compliance & Business Integrity (CBI), Veterans Health Administration Central Office (VHACO), the Business Improvement Advisor (Systems Redesign Officer) for VA Southeast Network 7 in Duluth, Georgia, and held several executive administrative roles within the C-Suite of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. She also served as the Lab Manager in the Department of Pathology in the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center. As the Chief and later the Supervisory Medical Technologist, she led a team of clinical staff members in Client Services within the Department of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her military service included assignments in South Korea, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Cherron has a diverse background of training including certifications as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP), Project Management, Mentor Fellow, Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Auditor, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training.
During her military career, she was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4 times), and the Achievement Medal (4 times). Cherron is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Walden University’s Doctor of Business Administration Program. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.
Cherron and John have two daughters, Brittany and Tiffany.
Monday, May 20
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM