Kerri is originally from Joplin, Missouri and returned to the area with over 20 years of healthcare experience in the areas of pharmacy, community education, quality improvement, human resources and employee benefits and insurance. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Molecular and Cellular Biology and has a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Bellevue University.
She has over 14 years of experience in the life and health insurance industry specializing in individual, group and senior insurance. She has a vast understanding of Medicare, prescription part D plans, long term care, and various other assistance programs available for seniors. She is the daughter of Jerry & Sherry Cole.
Sherry is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University with an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in education. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Pittsburg State University. Sherry has experience as a medical laboratory technician, specializing in clinical chemistry and microbiology. She is a former public school educator and administrator. She has also served as the Joplin Regional Manager for the Southwest Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for several years.
Now, Sherry is a dedicated Geriatric Care Manager and is well-versed in counseling families and caregivers whose loved ones are affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. She was a caregiver for her mother and grandmother, who also had Alzheimer’s disease. Sherry is a regular guest speaker for many organizations and groups throughout the country, on various topics related to the aging process, caregiving, Alzheimer’s, and communicating with your parents. Sherry is available for speaking engagements and personal appearances.
Jerry is originally from Chanute, Kansas, attended Pittsburg State University and Missouri Southern State University with a major in Marketing and Management. He has over 35 years of experience with finance and operations. Jerry is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war.