During her time at Hart House Sherry has helped to develop and lead many significant initiatives. She has played a key role in the launch of the largest infrastructure renewal project in Hart House’s history to replace all critical infrastructure of the 100 plus year old building, with accessibility being a key strategic objective of this renewal. Furthermore, through her work as CAO, Sherry has expanded revenue significantly for the House through increased membership and the development of services such as an outstanding event and catering venue, that reduces Hart House’s reliance on student fees. She has provided leadership and strategic direction in the areas of administrative, human resource, financial and strategic planning, facility operations and capital projects, hospitality, and information technology.
Before her arrival at U of T, Sherry served in a series of executive roles with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto from 2000-2013. Sherry’s diverse portfolios included the oversight of hundreds of employees, thousands of volunteers, and multi-million-dollar annual budgets that delivered a full range of community-based programs and services – including public education, outreach, fitness, recreation, daycare, and more – to a diverse group of clients in two large, multi-use facilities.
Sherry’s exceptional leadership during her time at Hart House, combined with her previous experience, will ensure that Hart House operations continue to run smoothly during this transition period, until the time in which a new Warden is appointed.