Faces of Persevere, Case Manager Cheryl Smiles

Faces of Persevere: Meet Cheryl Smiles

Our greatest asset is our staff. Our team cares deeply about their work, our participants and is a wealth of knowledge. Plus they are pretty amazing humans as well. Meet the faces of Persevere.

Name: Cheryl Smiles

Position and Location
Families First Case Manager, TN

How long have you worked for Persevere?
Since February 2023

Where are you originally from?

What do you love most about your job?
I love that I can help people overcome barriers that they are facing and watch families grow from our program.

Why Persevere?
I always wanted to help people and know that everyone deserves a few chances because the past don’t define anyone.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Case Manager working for division of family services.
Looking back on your life, who or what makes you instantly light up?
My kids and watching them grow into the young adults that they are. Now my grandbabies growing up.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Live life to the fullest and have no regrets. Just make sure you learn from your mistakes.
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day is relaxing with my family and lots of laughs. Work wise seeing someone succeed or make progress towards their goals.
What are you most proud of about yourself?
I grow and learn each day and I’m getting more confidant with what I’m doing.
Favorite Movie or TV show?
Ghost for a movie and Heartland TV show
What is something about you that would surprise us?
I love to rough it why camping and enjoying the outdoors.
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