Cheryl Richter is the proud mother of three amazing adult children, two of them adopted through Adoptions Together, a Program of Paths for Families. When Cheryl and her husband, Lee, began exploring adoption in 1994, she was impressed by Paths for Families’ collaborative approach to the adoption process and commitment to serving all. Her respect for the organization and its mission has only grown since that time.
Cheryl recently retired as the Director of the Federal Highway Administration Office of Infrastructure Research and Development, and has in the past chaired several committees of the National Academies Transportation Research Board.
Cheryl holds a doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Cornell University. She lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and their two dogs. She enjoys time spent with family, walks with her dogs, cooking, and gardening.