Sheri Tackett has been helping people long before she became a nurse. She worked with the handicapped as a teacher’s assistant at The Kilmer Center School for the Handicapped in Vienna, Virginia, a camp counselor at the Jaycees Cerebral Palsy Ranch in El Dorado, Kansas, and a children’s advocate at The House of Ruth Shelter for Battered Women in Washington D.C. a full decade before becoming an LPN. Sheri worked as an LPN for eight years from 1992 to 2000, before becoming a Registered Nurse.
As an RN, Sheri has often worked as a volunteer. From 2003 to 2005, she worked with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa, as a Health Extension Agent teaching classes on HIV/STDs, family planning, female excision, and basic prenatal care to village youth and assisting in the village clinic. She assisted in the implementation of the National Polio Vaccination and the National Guinea Work Eradication campaigns. From 2006-2007 she volunteered with Doctors Without Borders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a Field Nurse where she supervised a rural hospital in conjunction with a doctor, managed a therapeutic feeding center and a pharmacy warehouse for a rural hospital and three satellite clinics, and established a cholera treatment center during an outbreak.
From 2008 to 2010, Sheri attended Emory University Woodruff School of Nursing where she received her certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed a program in Global Complex Emergencies from the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology from the University of Arizona.
Currently, Sheri works at GRMC in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner. She has held positions at GRMC in Neonatal ICU, Pediatrics with newborns, and the Emergency Department.