Cheryl A. Warfield – Curriculum Vitae


Professional with extensive experience working in support of biomedical research in the nonprofit sector and U.S. federal government.  Demonstrated ability to anticipate program needs, strategize, problem-solve, and produce desired results.  Exceptional organizational skills.  Focused and detail-oriented.  Reputation for being an effective, straightforward communicator with the ability to distill complex subject matter into understandable and concise language.  Excels in situations requiring creative, innovative thinking.  Possesses skill to conceive of and create award-winning multimedia educational and training materials including print, video, and Web-based instruction.  Targets excellence.  Strong interpersonal skills characterized by collaboration, integrity, and fairness.  Enjoys teamwork in an energetic environment.


Bachelor of Art, Liberal Studies; Communication (minor)

The American University, Washington, D.C., 1997

Associate in Art; Advertising Art (major)

Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1969

Professional Experience

Proven Practices, LLC  (June 2006 to Present)

Principal and  Founding Partner

Bethesda, Maryland 20817-3431

Howard Hughes Medical Institute  (1991 to April 2006)

Chevy Chase, Maryland  20815-6789

        Senior Program Manager  (2000 - April 2006)

        Manager, Safety Communications and Coordination  (1997 - 2000)

        Program Coordinator  (1991 - 1996)

National Institutes of Health  (1979 - 1990)

Office of the Director

Bethesda, Maryland  20892

        Principal Staff Advisor, Division of Engineering Services  (1987 - 1990)

        Principal Staff Advisor, Division of Safety  (1984 - 1986)

        Senior Program Advisor, Office of Associate Director  (1982 - 1984)

        Chief, Parking and Traffic Control Branch  (1979 - 1982)                   


The Chris Statue, Safety in the Research Laboratory: Emergency Response, 43rd Annual Columbus Film and Video Festival, 1995 (awarded to the HHMI Office of Laboratory Safety).

Golden Eagle, Practicing Safe Science, The Council on International Nontheatrical Events, 1995 (awarded to the HHMI Office of Laboratory Safety).

Golden Eagle, Controlling Your Risks: HIV in the Research Laboratory, The Council on International Nontheatrical Events, 1994 (awarded to the HHMI Office of Laboratory Safety).

NIH Merit Award, 1986


DiBerardinis, L., First, M., Prat, E., Smith, T., Warfield, C.A, Carpenter, P., Cook, L., Walters, D., Flynn, M., Galson, E., Greenley, P., Hitchings, D., Knutson, G., Price, J., Baum, J., Burton, J., Finucane, M., Ghidoni, D., Konigsberg, J., Lyons, M., Memarzadeh, F., Norton, D., Schuyler, G., Zboralski, J., and Barkley, W.E., Report of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Workshop on the Performance of Laboratory Chemical Hoods, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 64:228-237.  June/July 2003.

Schiager, K.J., McDougall, M.M., Christman, E.A., Party, E., Ring, J., Carlson, D.E., Warfield, C.A. and Barkley, W.E., Consensus Radiation Protection Practices for Academic Research Institutions, Health Physics.  August 1996.

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