Cheryl Beversdorf and her husband moved to Arlington in 1995 and live in Cherrydale. She spent much of her career working for not-for-profit associations including serving as President/CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and chief staff executive for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC and American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Park Ridge, IL. Currently, at Arlington Independent Media, Cheryl produces and hosts a weekly radio interview program called AGING MATTERS, which features topics of interest to older adults and their families. She also produces and hosts a monthly television version of AGING MATTERS. Previously, she partnered with an elder mediation attorney to create Talking About the Tough Stuff, interactive dramatizations and commentary for families needing to have difficult conversations about aging issues. Cheryl is a member of the Arlington County Commission on Aging (CoA) and Chair of the CoA Public Information and Outreach Committee. A registered nurse and Vietnam era veteran, she has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Maryland, Master of Health Science degree in health services administration and health planning from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and a Master of Arts degree in public communication from American University.