JA Supporter of the Week: Kherri-Lynn Donnelly
Published: Wednesday, 03 Feb 2021
For her dedication to advancing JA’s mission and inspiring students to reach their full potential … we are excited to announce JA Board Member Kherri-Lynn Donnelly, BSN, RN, ONC of Saint Anne’s Hospital as our JA Supporter of the Week!
Kherri is the Director of Surgical Programs / Orthopedics, Spine and Baratrics for Saint Anne’s Hospital. As a dedicated member of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts’ Board of Directors, she helps lead the organization and advance our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Kherri is a strong supporter of Junior Achievement’s SPARK Program – a free two-year program for middle school girls which focuses on leadership development and entrepreneurial thinking. She has been a guest speaker at multiple SPARK Program events, sharing her own story and inspiring participants to work hard to achieve their goals. She also gave an introduction to the exciting career opportunities available in the healthcare industry, and the key role education plays in that field.
Her support has been instrumental in strengthening and growing Junior Achievement’s long-standing partnership with Saint Anne’s Hospital. Over the past four years Saint Anne’s Hospital has hosted 12 JA Job Shadows for over 200 students from Atlantis Charter School, B.M.C. Durfee High School, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Somerset Berkley Regional High School, and Westport High School. During these interactive experiences, Kherri and other Saint Anne’s Hospital employees spoke about their jobs and the educational paths that led them there, brought students on a tour of the facilities, and gave hands-on demonstrations of medical robotics equipment.
“We are so very grateful for all that Kherri does for Junior Achievement! As a dedicated JA Board Member, she has been a tremendous asset in helping strengthen our partnership with Saint Anne’s Hospital and the Fall River community. She is also an enthusiastic supporter of the SPARK Program and a great role model for all the participants.” – Jeffrey Pelletier, Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts President
With deep gratitude for her support of Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts, we are proud to honor Kherri-Lynn Donnelly as our JA Supporter of the Week!