Lee Helmken Cherry

Lead Trainer

Lee Helmken Cherry is a Bringing in the Bystander® Lead Trainer and Curriculum Development Specialist within Prevention Innovations Research Center. Lee is based in Boston, MA where she is the Deputy for Equity Administration, Intake, and Support at Berklee College of Music. As part of Berklee's Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Lee plays a key role in the equity process and campus violence prevention education, and serves as a first point of contact for Berklee community members who have experienced harassment, discrimination, and/or sexual violence. Prior to this role, Lee served as a Health Educator at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she co-lead VOICE, Georgia Tech's sexual and relationship violence prevention and survivor support initiative. In that role, Lee was responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating sexual violence prevention programming and trainings on campus, as well as leading VOICE strategic planning efforts and a Peer Education Program. Before that, Lee served as a Project Coordinator of the administrative and research cores at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory University, a center aimed at building the diverse field of injury and violence prevention professionals, researchers, and organizations in Georgia. Lee is a founding Leadership Council member and current Membership & Networking Committee Co-Chair for the Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association (CAPPA) and a Member-at-Large for the Health Promotion Section of the American College Health Association (ACHA). Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in Health and Society, and a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.