Kearn Cherry is a speaker, coach, entrepreneur, master connector and collaborator. Some of her topics are “How to Put Butts in the Seats”, How to Raise Funds for Your Event/Conference”, “Turning Connections into Major Collaborations”, “How to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Booth”, and many more. She is the owner of PRN Home Care which is 22 years old. She’s vested over 30 years in the healthcare field and holds a degree in Occupational Therapy. She is co-founder and director of Success Women’s Conference which produced over 1100 participants in 2018. She is host/executive producer of “Unwrinkled Heart Caregivers’ Journeys”. She is an co-author in two anthologies: Women Inspiring Nations Volume 2 – “Success Must Be Taken” and “Unboxed”. Ms. Cherry will be starting her new podcast K Konnections in the Fall.
Mrs. Cherry is a community activist who engages in developing community activities such as Blessed Gyrls Rock! and the creator of the R.I.P.E. Conference (Resources, Information, and Planning for the Elderly). She sits on numerous boards: Girls Scout State Board, Rebekah’s House, Mental Health Association, Lighthouse Business & Professional Women and other organizations. She encourages women to network to increases that “Net” worth while building relationships that can lead to major collaborations. She often says “When one door is close go to the next one, if that would is close go around to the back, if that one is close, create your own, but never give up.”
Mrs. Cherry has been featured twice in Essence Magazine. Once as the “Comeback Queen”. She received numerous awards and recognition. She recently was recognized as one of the Top 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi and will be receiving the Governor’s GIVE Award for Outstanding Achievement in Empowerment Initiatives. (see attached Awards list). Mrs Cherry and her husband/business partner, Dennis are proud parents of three successful children. Their son, Dannan Cherry, who is the owner of Handy Dandy Moving Services; Dr. Jasmine Padgett, MD; Dr. Denise Cherry, DMD and their grandson Dannan Jr.
HONORS – AWARDS – RECOGNITION
2001 – ESSENCE MAGAZINE (INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE) – FEATURED BUSINESS OWNER – “COMEBACK QUEENS”
2005 ESSENCE HARDBACK BOOK (INTERNATIONAL) – SELECTED AS A FEATURED BUSINESS OWNER IN MAKING IT HAPPEN – CREATING SUCCESS AND ABUNDANCE
2003- 2004 – BILOXI BAY CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE & AMBASSADOR AWARD
2007 -2010– MEMBERSHIP DRIVE TEAM CAPTAIN & AMBASSADOR AWARD
2010 – MHA’S ANNETTE O’KEEFE HUMANITARIAN AWARD
2010 – SOUTH MS OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS – CLASS OF 2010
2010 – CITY OF BILOXI COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
2010 – 2011 – HEART ASSOCIATION’S GO RED FOR WOMEN – 2011 HARRISON COUNTY GO RED WOMAN REP.
2012 – LIGHTHOUSE BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN MEDICAL PERSON OF THE YEAR
2015 – ENTERPRISING WOMEN HONORABLE MENTIONED
2018 – GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
2018-2019 – TOP 50 LEADING BUSINESS WOMEN OF MISSISSIPPI
2019 – COVEY AWARDS TOM TANDLER – LIFETIME AWARD FOR SUCCESS
2019 – MS GULF COAST BLACK NURSES ROCK – EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICES AWARD
2019 – GOVERNOR’S INITIATIVE FOR VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE (GIVE) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES