Sherry Lynn Jones
Sherry Lynn Jones, EdD, RN, MS, FAAETS
Master Consultant, Emergency Management Solutions (Michigan Division)
Sherry Lynn Jones is a registered nurse, QMPH, and retired paramedic with more than 25 years’ combined experience in EMS, trauma ERs, and psych/corrections/addictions nursing. As a lieutenant colonel with Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the USAF’s Total Force, Sherry was one of the principal architects in introducing and developing CAP’s Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM) Program. She served as CAP’s National CISM Director, providing training, seminar development, staff oversight, and crisis response coordination. Strategic responses included paramilitary and civilian CISM deployments for air crashes and Joint Task Force Katrina.
A Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Sherry’s education includes a master’s degree in psychology, specializing in crisis management and response, and a doctorate in adult education. Her doctoral dissertation, Nurses’ Occupational Trauma Exposure, Resilience, and Coping Education, revealed gaps in nurses’ training and practice, particularly regarding self-care. Sherry continues to champion stress management, resilience, and coping training as both proactive and responsive tactics.
The author of a Trauma Junkie anthology (Confessions of a Trauma Junkie; My Life as a Paramedic 2nd Ed., More Confessions of a Trauma Junkie), Sherry has published in numerous books, magazines, and journals. Dr. Jones is faculty with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and an ICISF Approved Instructor for multiple courses. An elected board member of the Michigan Crisis Response Association (MCRA), Sherry lives in Michigan.