Jessica A. Cherok
Grants & Evaluation Associate /

Jessica Cherok joined GAR Foundation in 2017. As Grants & Evaluation Associate, Jessica works with program staff and grantees to manage the Foundation’s grantmaking administration, evaluation projects, and learning initiatives. Her career has been dedicated to the nonprofit sector, and she’s worked for many local organizations, including Leadership Akron, Project Learn of Summit County, and ACCESS, Inc.

Jessica currently serves as Secretary for Torchbearers, a nonprofit that helps young professionals develop their leadership skills and connect with the greater Akron community. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Ohio University and lives in Highland Square, where you can often find her walking and listening to audiobooks.