NEW MADRID - Cheryl White is the new executive director of Semo Health Network.
Selected by the board of directors for the position on Nov. 12, White has been with the organization since June 2000.
"The Board of Directors of Semo Health Network is pleased to have Cheryl White in this key position for the organization," said Board President Frances Pulliam. "We look forward to an important relationship with Mrs. White in Semo Health's bright future."
Semo Health Network is a community/migrant health center with six primary care clinics and three dental clinics across the Bootheel. The organization employs over 110 staff.
"I feel that Southeast Missouri Health Network is a positive force in all the communities we serve," said Mrs. White. "I am very proud to be a part of such a dynamic team of medical and dental staff and I look forward to a long future of continual growth of quality health care."
A native of Matthews, White was an honor graduate of Matthews High School and received her bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University as well as a minor in computer science and middle school science. She was an instructor for 19 years in the Risco R-2 School District. Additionally she has taught adult computer literacy classes.
She is certified as a proposal writer for foundation and government funding and has served an internship in computer science at Central Missouri State University.
As assistant director of the Missouri Title 1-C Education Program for Malden for four years, she was an education consultant for 27 school district in eastern Missouri as well as serving as the director for two summer schools for the children of migrant farm workers. She provided services as a grant and research writer and was co-chairperson for the 2000 National Migrant Education Conference in St. Louis.
She and her husband, David, are the parents of two daughters, Sarah, who is a legislative correspondent in the Washington, D.C. office of Rep. JoAnn Emerson, and Betsy, who is a junior at New Madrid County Central High School. Mrs. White is the daughter of Bill and Betty Johnson of Matthews.
Semo Health Network offers a sliding fee program and medication assistant program for patients who qualify financially. Private Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid are accepted at all sites as well as Missouri MC-Plus.