Cheryl Rugg has been an instructor in the Human Service Program at WCTC since 1991. She has also maintained a psychotherapy practice with Cornerstone Counseling. She holds an MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cheryl is a licensed clinical social worker and an independent clinical supervisor for substance abuse counselors. She worked with the original AODA Certification Board to develop the Clinical Supervisor credential. She is the co-author of the book, Adolescents, Drugs and Alcohol (Charles Thomas Publisher, 1989), and has co-developed curriculum for training child welfare workers in the areas of parental substance abuse, parental mental illness and using motivational interviewing in child welfare work. She worked as a research therapist for the Center for Behavioral and Health Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and as the director of the Child and Adolescent Treatment Center at DePaul Hospital. Prior to that, her focuses included geriatric social work and child welfare work.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys downhill skiing, competitive running, triathlons and spending time with her dog Lily.