Cheryl Merck, BA

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
 
Phone: 701-858-3405
Email: cheryl.merck@minotstateu.edu
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Last Updated: August 03, 2016

Cheryl Merck
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Money Follows the Person (MFP)
 
Discipline(s): Business Administration
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

EDUCATION Minot State University - Minot, ND Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Fall 1990 - emphasis in Management and Marketing - minor in Psychology University of North Dakota - Williston - Williston, ND Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts Spring 1988 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Consumer Housing Resource Specialist, Money Follows the Person Project • Responsible for locating housing for individuals with disabilities and the aging wishing to transition from institutions to independent living arrangements in the community • Work with service agencies to increase consumer awareness of the MFP project • Gather housing information throughout the region for a housing database allowing agencies and consumer access to existing affordable and accessible housing. • Provide support to the project director • Develop brochures and fact sheets to distribute to stakeholders throughout the state • Complete reports on a monthly basis • Develop MFP presentations for consumers and agencies TRAINING/SUPERVISING • Trained and supervised 6 associates • Prepared weekly schedule for office personnel • Manage staff by encouraging pride in performance, supporting individual career development, and training in problem solving and teamwork • Trained new employees in developing and maintaining good customer relations, and how to effectively resolve customer service problems • Evaluated employee performance; make recommendations for promotions, dismissals or re-training • Negotiated personnel issues, serving as liaison with management staff • Traveled to various stores to review evaluation of compliance and policies, assist with set up, training and research errors PROJECT/EVENT COORDINATION • Community Involvement Coordinator for Wal~Mart - Co-chair for Wal~Mart Relay for Life Team - Co-chair for Wal-~Mart Children's Miracle Network • Responsible for Wal~Mart Grant Program - Monitored project budgets for community and educational projects - Coordinated arrangements for public presentations • Successfully coordinated and organized Grand Opening Ceremony activities • Member of "Retailtainment" Committee to increase visitors to the store WORK HISTORY Minot State University/NDCPD - Minot, ND Consumer Housing Resource Specialist June 2011 - Present Project Coordinator/Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Oct 2010 - June 2011 Wal~Mart - Minot, ND Accounting Office Manager/Associate May 1997 - May 2011 Accounting Office Associate March 1991 - May 1997