Cherise A. Lewis

Operations Officer

Cherise joined The Downey Group in November 1981. As Operations Officer, her areas of responsibility include day-to-day operations, corporate financials, human resources, licensing and contracting, commissions, training and supervision of support staff, and systems. Cherise is a Member of the Executive Club of Champaign County (1997-present), a Member of Leadership Illinois (Class of 2013), a Member of the Central Illinois Human Resource Group (2005-present), and was the Conference Chair for the Leadership Illinois 2014 Power of the Individual Conference. Cherise has served as a Board Member of the Crisis Nursery of Urbana-Champaign, and on the Board of Directors of the Executive Club of Champaign County from 09/1999 – 09/2005, including Board President 2003–2004.