Cheri Tillis, MS

Chief Executive Officer

Cheri Tillis is the Chief Executive Officer of the award-winning and nationally-recognized Fathers & Families Support Center (FFSC), formerly Fathers’ Support Center, St. Louis.

Formerly, Ms. Tillis was FFSC’s COO, responsible for providing oversight of agency programs and daily operations of its satellite locations and 50+ staff with the help of her phenomenal team of Directors and Managers. She has 18+ years of progressive experience in multiple roles for FFSC, focusing on building community partnerships, federal grant writing, program development and management.

Prior to her responsibilities at FFSC, she served as a Youth Specialist for the Division of Youth Services in St. Louis, MO. She also served the St. Louis area as an Americorps member. Ms. Tillis holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Jackson State University, a Masters of Science in HR Management from Lindenwood University, a Business Management for Non-Profit Leaders Certificate from Washington University Olin School of Business and was a Missouri Foundation for Health Fellow. She has also served as the PI on several Fatherhood research study in partnership with Mathematica Policy and Research, Washington University Brown School of Social Work and The Brown School Evaluation Center in St. Louis, MO.