Cheryl R. Grappe’, RN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) serves as Board Chairperson for Hope Rises with expertise in strategic planning and organizational development. She has created and continues to volunteer for the Hope Riders fitness biking program at Hope Rises. She has greater than 25 years of experience in health care including mid-level and executive leadership, quality management, clinical transformation, nurse clinical instructor, and facilitator in the restructuring for the state of Arkansas Medicaid program. She has 5 years in Academics of Nursing with teaching assignments in adult critical care, pediatrics, critical thinking, and evidence based practice. She is currently Nurse Manager for Division of Provider Services Quality Assurance program of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. She is a member of American Nurses Association, certification in Centers for Medical Care, Surveyor, certified Dementia Practitioner.