University of Illinois Extension

Cheri Burcham
Extension Educator, Family Life
Coles/Cumberland/Douglas/Moultrie/Shelby Unit
122 S Walnut St
Arthur, IL 61911
Phone: 217-543-3755
FAX: 217-543-3757

Cheri Burcham facilitates family life programming with an emphasis on older adult activities and issues. She received her bachelor's degree in sociology and her master's degree in gerontology, both from Eastern Illinois University. She provides family life programming in the Coles-Cumberland-Douglas-Moultrie-Shelby Unit. She began her Extension career in the Moultrie-Douglas Unit, where she served as Family Life Educator and later as County Director.

Burcham is a member of the National and the Illinois Extension Associations of Family and Consumer Sciences and has received state awards, as well as, the NEAFCS Distinguished Service Award in 2010. She is active with the East Central Illinois Mental Health and Aging Coalition, Child Care Resource Service (CCRS) Regional Advisory Board, and several county interagency councils.

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