Cheryl Townsend Wood

Board Chairman

Cheryl became passionate about women’s health issues following mission trips to Kenya and Ethiopia, and inspiration from her daughter, a public health professional. Through their many discussions, she learned that many girls drop out of school when they begin menstruation, and she began exploring solutions to this problem.

Cheryl began her active involvement with Achungo in 2017 when she directed a survey of girls on various health issues. Based on the findings, in 2018 she brought in Huru, a Kenya-based organization, to train the Achungo staff and educate the students on health and hygiene. She also provided reusable hygiene pads to the girls and continues to be involved in this program.


Cheryl lives with her husband, Greg, in Park City Utah. They have two grown and married children. She gained her love of travel from living in Europe for three years. Before raising her children, Cheryl had a career in the fashion industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.