June 2015 The Fierce List

The Fierce List: Sherry Houston


Written By: Erica Brown

Sherry Houston, Executive Director

Ronald McDonald House Charities North Central Florida

Sherry is an expert nonprofit professional with extensive fundraising, marketing, public relations and event planning experience. Sherry is actively involved both in the community and a variety of charitable organizations, as evidenced by her active involvement in the Rotary Club of Gainesville, the Junior League of Gainesville, the Women’s Giving Circle, AMI Kids, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Gainesville Woman’s Forum. Sherry has a bachelor’s in sociology from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s of urban and regional planning from the University of Pittsburgh. She and her husband, Joel, have two grown children, Christopher and Meredith.

“Leadership is not a popularity contest; it is about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.” – Robin Sharma

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