Executive Management

Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves, MPA

Chief Volunteer Officer

Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves joined Lighthouse Guild in 2007. She is responsible for the Volunteer Resources Department and all its initiatives in support of the organization. Her diverse experience includes building volunteer programs and client services for nonprofit organizations, providing consulting services to community development corporations throughout the country with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, working in philanthropy, managing operational audits of multi-million-dollar public/private/nonprofit organizations with the New York City Comptroller’s Office and establishing nonprofit organizations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In the legislative and administrative arena of government, she has worked with the former Deputy Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Arthur O. Eve, former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, former City Comptrollers, and State Senator Kevin Parker.

Cheryl serves on several nonprofit boards, including, The Cultural Arts Academy Charter School, The Priscilla E. Pemberton Society of The Bank Street College of Education, and The Five Pearls Foundation, of which she is the Chairperson. She holds diamond life membership with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., an international community service organization.