Lee Helmken Cherry

Director of Student Wellness Promotion and Services

Lee Helmken Cherry has been at Berklee since February 2018. Previously, she served as a health educator at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she co-led VOICE, their sexual and relationship violence prevention and survivor support initiative. In that role, she created a student peer education program for sexual violence prevention and collaborated with the Health Initiatives team to empower students to make healthy decisions related to a variety of health topics. Before working at Georgia Tech, she served as a project coordinator of the administrative and research cores at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in health and society from the University of Rochester and a Master of Public Health in behavioral sciences and health education from Emory University and is a certified health education specialist.

She worked for almost three years as Berklee’s deputy for equity administration, intake, and support on the Equity and Title IX team within the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, where she provided resources, options, and accommodations for those who experienced harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. She also focused on educating the community about prevention and responses to discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence.

She joined Berklee’s Health and Wellness team in January 2021 as the director of Student Wellness Promotion and Services and oversees the team of professional staff, wellness providers, interns, and peer wellness educators who offer programming, education, services, and resources to set students up for success during and after their time at Berklee. She works to build campus relationships and ensure that Berklee students have access to health resources and are empowered with the knowledge that they need to make informed choices for themselves and their wellbeing.

Born and raised in Vermont, she loves being back in New England, and enjoys finding new coffee shops throughout Boston and going on walks to the beach and park with her partner and their rescue dog, Delta.

You can reach Lee at lcherry@berklee.edu or 617-747-6592.