HI, I’m Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Like so many other women, Dr. Woodson juggles several roles and tries to drop only the rubber balls. She is a wife, mother, doctor, businesswoman, educator, and an author. She has earned a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and is an experienced family caregiver who navigated her mother’s 10-year journey with Alzheimer’s disease. She is also an entertaining, informative and inspiring speaker whom the New York Times called “a frank and funny woman.”

Dr. Cheryl Woodson taught and practiced Geriatric Medicine for almost 40 years while raising a family and caring for a parent with dementia. With board certifications in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Health Care Quality Management, Dr. Cheryl served on the medical faculty at The University of Chicago and Northwestern University before directing her own private practice and working in managed care administration. She has served on eldercare and educational policy committees for national academic, government, and not-for-profit organizations and is a current board member of the National Council on Aging. Dr. Cheryl is an accomplished author who publishes books that support family caregivers and encourage women to take better care of themselves. Under the pseudonym, Teria Robens, she also writes contemporary romance about heroines who are grown women. Although she has "retired," Dr. Cheryl continues to write, speak, and consult. She advocates for older adults and their caregivers and challenges women to LIVE OUT LOUD and AGE EXCELLENTLY!

Neil Pliskin, PhD Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology University of Illinois at Chicago
…a unique talent who knows her field so well, that the knowledge she imparts seemingly just flows from her. Yet, her supportive presentation materials… contributed to the depth of her presentation.
Kathryn E. Humecki , CPA, CVA Chairwoman Professional Women’s Network
…presents with great passion, tempered with humor.…these professionals were spellbound.
Elizabeth M. Lloyd, Faith Presbyterian Church
…a ‘prophetic voice’ in the wilderness of caregiving”m.
June A . Ninnemann, LCSW National Director of Care Management Addus HealthCare, Inc.
… effectively weaves her experiences as a family member into her role as a geriatrician.