Cheryl Neal, MD

Cheryl Neal, MD, Founder/Volunteer Executive Director

Cheryl Neal, MD, founded MIKE Program in 2003 to mentor young people toward healthier lives. Dr. Neal serves as the full-time volunteer, unpaid Executive Director of MIKE. Dr. Neal is a retired Portland-area internist, who trained in nephrology at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She is a graduate of the OHSU School of Medicine (formerly the University of Oregon School of Medicine). Inspired by the work and convictions of her late husband, Portland kidney specialist Mike Hartnett, MD, she oversees a grassroots effort to empower young people to advocate for and adopt healthier behaviors, especially in communities most susceptible to chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which lead to kidney failure. Dr. Neal serves on the Advisory Council of the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center, based in Washington, DC.


Michaela Quinlan

Michaela Quinlan, Program Assistant

Michaela Quinlan serves as both a mentor and full-time Program Assistant with MIKE Program. Having studied History and Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, she plans to earn her Masters of Public Health within the next few years. Michaela looks forward to further developing MIKE Program’s advocacy for healthy lifestyles among youth in the Portland-area from both behind the scenes and within the community.

Sherry Harbert, Executive Assistant and Communications Director

Sherry Harbert brings experience from print/design/web media, business, government, education, nonprofit organizations and the U.S. Air Force. Sherry looks forward to building MIKE Program to provide increasing support to youth.