Cheryl Merck, BA

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
Memorial Hall 203
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-3405
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 14, 2021

Cheryl Merck

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



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



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 



  • 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 



  • 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 



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