Sherry Bright has 30+ years of experience in health care strategy, planning, execution and improvement. As a member of C-Suite level teams since the late 1980s, Sherry has worked with boards, physicians, community leaders and other executives to envision the possible and collaborate to achieve mutually beneficial goals and outcomes. While most of Sherry’s experience has been with community-based non-profit health care organizations, she has worked within, as an employee and a consultant, public, for-profit and investor-owned entities. Her experience crosses the continuum of health care delivery from primary to tertiary & quaternary facilities. Her work has taken her across the United States and Canada, from large metropolitan areas to smaller regional centers and critical access hospitals within more rural areas. Sherry’s expertise lies in the ability to bring individuals and organizations from diverse settings and viewpoints together to define common challenges and align efforts to make a difference not only for organizations but also for the communities they serve.
Over the years Sherry has had direct accountability for strategy, planning, marketing, performance improvement, information systems, quality and philanthropy. Her involvement with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, our national quality program, began in 1999. Since then she has served both national and regional programs as team lead and spent 4 years on the panel of judges for Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence.
Sherry received her B.S. in Education and her M.S.P.H. from the University of Missouri.