Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA

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Frostburg, Maryland, United States csnyder@allegany.edu

Cherie Snyder is a member of the CMBM Faculty and Supervision Team. Certified in Mind-Body Medicine since 2000, Cherie served as the Clinical Lead for the Western Maryland initiative as well as on the special CMBM teams at the Broward school system, Eskenazi Health, and Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Cherie is a social worker and a professor specializing in community development at Allegany College of Maryland, a rural community college located in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland. She formerly served as the full-time director of ACM’s Human Service Associate Program and the Integrative Health Program for 34 years. She continues to teach credit courses there in mind-body skills and gerontology. Cherie’s passions are social justice, political activism, community wellness and health, women’s issues, women’s history as well as a long-time commitment to Quaker international humanitarian work. She is active in her community as a member of the Women’s Action Coalition and as a Board member for the local community mental health rehabilitation agency in addition to serving on the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Board.

Cherie earned her BA in History and Sociology from Dickinson College and her MSS at the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Research. While serving as the Director of a comprehensive community-based agency for older people in Philadelphia, she also completed her MA in Social Gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time with her partner, Bruce, her four adult children, and with her four young grandchildren. She loves spending quiet time in nature, quilting, and reading to nourish her soul.

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