Cheryl Martin has a BSN in Nursing, MA in Psychology and over 43 years of experience as an RN. Her nursing experience includes 13 years in surgery and medicine as well as 30 years in behavioral health. She earned a Trauma Certificate from the University of Buffalo, School of Social Work and is also a Master Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. She has been a member of Motivational Interviewing Network Trainers (MINT) since 2004. Cheryl has 15 years of managerial experience guiding and caring for both adolescents and adults on a substance use disorder rehabilitation unit. She has coached and supported the Monroe County Nurse Family Partnership as they seek to build trauma responsive and motivational interviewing skills that strengthen new mothers’ parenting and enhance infant/toddler health and development.