Sherry Jones Mayo is a native of Michigan, is a registered nurse, licensed paramedic, and crisis response strategist, interventionist, consultant, and educator with more than two decades of experience, including 14 years as a trauma nurse. She was recently awarded the designation of Fellow, the highest honor bestowed to Diplomates who have made significant contributions to the field, by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management. Sherry is also an approved instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Crisis Response Association. Combining her experience in emergency medicine with Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Sherry has published in a number of books, magazines, paramilitary, collegiate, and Internet forums, and authors a “Trauma Junkie” anthology.
In her 20 years of involvement with the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, she has advanced to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. During her tenure as the National Director, Critical Incident Stress Management at CAP, she demonstrated an exceptional mastery of the subject, and was the key architect in the development of CAP’s National CISM Program, taking it from concept to a full program supporting the emergency services and first responder work of the organizations 50,000+ volunteers.
Ms. Jones Mayo is also a Founding Board Member, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Education Resource Strategies, Inc. She has four Associate’s Degrees (art, education, science, and nursing) from St. Clair County Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Science in Psychology specializing in crisis management and response from Walden University, and a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in adult education from Walden University.
Sherry lives in Michigan with her husband and their two kitties.