Serving on the Board since 2005, Mrs. Cheryl McEwen, along with her husband Rob McEwen, co-founded the McEwen Stem Cell Institute. The Institute is a world leader using Stem Cells for repairing damaged hearts, creating pacemaker cells, repairing damaged livers, eliminating insulin injections for T1 diabetics by replacing pancreatic islets and building blood systems to beat blood cancers. Cheryl plays a vital role in communicating this research to a global audience to gain support both locally and internationally. As the Board Champion for the McEwen Stem Cell Institute, Cheryl provides strategic guidance for the Institute as it moves towards human clinical trials.
Cheryl started her career in fashion as the co-founder of Andrew’s for Women, in Yorkville Village. Today Cheryl is the President of Make My Day Foods Inc, maker of the Veggie Puck. In addition to her role at UHN, Cheryl is active in the McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury and the Rob & Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Program at Schulich School of Business.
Cheryl plays an active role in several important fund raising events including Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival and Car Karaoke for Stem Cells. Cheryl currently serves as Vice Chair of the UHN Foundation and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.