Company: Transitional Assistance, Inc.
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Right now Cheryl J. Wilkinson’s organization Transitional Assistance, Inc. is global as they are in Trinidad and China. She wants to stay on fire and be a success and have no veteran left behind. She will continue to do what she is doing. She would like to see her entrepreneur program in all the schools across the nation. She just needs donors and advertisers to get the word out. She transitioned herself when she came out of the military. They are 360 degrees of the human aspect. Cheryl earned a masters degree in human resources management in 2014 from Webster University. Ms. Wilkinson earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies with an emphasis in human resources from Columbia College in 2010. She has more than five years of corporate experience in marketing and sales.
Ms. Wilkinson became involved in this profession because of her own experiences transitioning back into civilian life. Her experiences ignited a passion within her to use the knowledge she had gained by hard work and education she codified it in her company’s mission statement. With her drive and attention to detail, she is able to advocate for her fellow veterans in finding the job matching their skills and passion as well as assisting them in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to. Ms. Wilkinson was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service in 2009. She is the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Ms. Wilkinson supports the Catholic Relief Fund. The mission of her not for profit (501.c.3) company, Transitional Assistance, Inc., is to provide programs for veterans transitioning from service members to civilians, including life skills training for all veterans, especially those in imminent danger of becoming homeless regardless of gender. The company provides veterans with safe and effective transitional assistance including counseling, service animals, advocacy and training on a multitude of skills to empower individuals to become and remain self-sufficient. These opportunities include partnering with other organizations and businesses that recognize the advantages of hiring employees with military experience and values. With an expertise in the areas of human resources and project planning.