WJCT’s American Graduate Champions 2016 – Lynn Sherman


Lynn Sherman serves as director of community engagement at Baptist Health where she leads community benefit initiatives that are designed to develop strategies to improve the health and quality of life for families. Under her leadership, the nationally recognized Tipping the Scale Mentoring Adolescent Advocacy and Intervention Mentoring Program has touched the lives of more than 1,500 teens and received national recognition. The program has a 100% graduation rate. Ninety-eight percent of the students have gone to college, military, or gainful employment.

She coordinates the annual Girls Empowerment Conference that serves more than 250 girls ages 9-18. She serves as a Guardian ad Litem board of director and a board member for the Friends of Dallas Graham Library and past board member for the Jacksonville Urban League, Changing Homelessness of Northeast Florida, Northside Community Involvement, and Family Support Services of Northeast Florida.

She was a recipient of the Community Connections Celebration of Leadership award; a recipient of the Shirley Anderson’s Excellence in Mentoring Award; named one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes; a Leadership Jacksonville Alum 2011; and selected by the Jacksonville Business Journal as an elite African American leader.

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