Heather Cherry headshot.Heather Cherry, D.N.P, M.H.A, R.N., NE-BC, serves as senior vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO) for Arkansas Children's Hospital. She also holds the John Boyd Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing. She has more than two decades of nursing leadership experience in children's hospitals and academic medical center operations and is committed to building and supporting exceptional teams that deliver world-class patient care and quality outcomes.

Prior to Arkansas Children's, Heather served as Assistant Vice President of Nursing at Texas Children's Hospital. She also held nursing leadership roles at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill.

Heather holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Cizik School of Nursing - UT Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas, and earned her Master of Health Administration from St. Louis University. She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders and American College of Healthcare Executives and is trained in Lean methodology, Advanced Quality Improvement and as a Six Sigma Black Belt.