By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky
Maryhurst has added new experience and perspective to its team with the hiring of chief financial officer (CFO) Anne McArthur and appointing licensed clinical therapist and former resident, Cherie Jones, to its Board of Directors. Jones’ appointment will mark the first time in several decades a former Maryhurst resident has served on the board, representing an invaluable voice for the more than 700 children and families annually served.
“We are thrilled to welcome these two incredible women to our team at Maryhurst,” said Paula Garner, Maryhurst CEO. “Both have already proven themselves as remarkable leaders for this community, and we are greatly appreciative of the depth, experience and passion they will bring to children and families in Kentucky.”
Anne McArthur joined Maryhurst as CFO in December 2021. Previously, she worked as the first-ever CFO for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, a position she held since 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and more than 25 years of experience in the finance, banking and mortgage servicing industries.
“I am honored to join a team like Maryhurst that is wholeheartedly committed to the welfare of Kentucky families and their children,” said McArthur. “What keeps me motivated, professionally, is knowing that my work is helping people – and Maryhurst is the perfect fit for that.”
A native of Kentucky, Cherie Jones was a resident at Maryhurst’s campus from 1986 to 1987. As a young adult, Jones found herself facing the adversity of being a single mom entangled in domestic violence. But through her personal struggles and triumph, Jones found her passion for helping others safely leave abusive relationships.
Jones is passionate about paying it forward and has committed her life’s work to helping those who find themselves in challenging situations akin to her own experience. She has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky and is a licensed clinical therapist for Key Assets Kentucky, a Maryhurst partner located in Central Kentucky serving vulnerable children and families.
As part of her professional journey, Jones founded a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010 with the vision “to voice the cries that were once silenced.” She was Maryhurst’s 2016 Alumna of the Year and a keynote speaker at the 2019 Journey of Hope Luncheon.
“I am here because of Maryhurst’s mission,” Jones said. “This organization treats survivors of abuse and neglect with respect and empowers them to achieve healing and independence. To return now and help others build that same resilience I found here is something I will never be able to fully put into words.”
For more information, please visit www.maryhurst.org.