Sheryl Heinicka, who joined the SHCC in 2001, is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Piedmont Virginia Community College and her Bachelor of Science from the Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University. After 10 years of nursing in the Emergency Room, Community Health and Home Health areas, she received her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in Home Health Nursing/Family Practitioner in 1996 from the University of Virginia. Sheryl received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Chatham University in 2014. She has practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1996 and functions with clinical and administrative duties. She also serves as a Clinical Preceptor for nurse practitioner students from the University of Florida College of Nursing.