As a quintessential Southern woman, she pairs grit and grace in all of her efforts.
A lifelong Texan born in Beaumont and raised in Houston, she inhaled and inherited the personality and determination of her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ernestine Cary – a formidable South Texas matriarch, businesswoman, church musician and choir director who served as the caregiver for Sherea’s great-grandmother.
Mother Cary’s devotion to family, leadership in business and concern for community are examples that continue to shape Sherea personally and professionally today .
In addition to more than 25 years working for top-tier personal injury lawyers as a legal assistant and paralegal, Sherea has two decades of experience troubleshooting and solving problems for busy professionals in the Greater Houston area.
She expanded her expertise in assisting attorneys and managing law offices into a business consultancy specializing in financial management, particularly through QuickBooks. She also has extensive experience in providing turnkey services for new brick-and-mortar businesses, including workspace scouting, office leasing, communications, information technology, furnishing and staffing.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and has taught QuickBooks on the community college level.
Sherea found her calling in caregiving nearly two decades ago when she provided leadership to her family as they helped her father survive a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2000.
She compiled her tips for caregivers into a book, Next Step Navigation Tool: A Complete Step-By-Step Guide After the Initial Diagnosis of Cancer. In 2010, she shared her story and her publication with physician and TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show during the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention in San Diego, California.
The ultimate caregiver educator, she devotes countless hours every month to helping patients and their families take a more-organized, less-stressed approach to battling chronic illnesses. Her humor and zingers make her a sought-after volunteer speaker and caregiving mentor for CanCare, a Houston-based cancer support organization. She is also a board member and former chair of the African-American Health Coalition of the Metropolitan Houston Area. She holds memberships in the National Association of Black Journalists and the Houston Association of Black Journalists.
Sherea is featured on the website of Patient Power, an online cancer information portal for patients, survivors and their families. She discusses “How to be a Valuable Advocate for Your Loved One,” “Establishing and Coordinating Caregiver Roles” and “Navigating the Healthcare System When Diagnosed with Cancer” in educational videos on the site.
Sherea – pronounced SHUH-ree-UH – is the oldest child of the late Chester A. Cary Jr. and Mrs. Jackie Cary.
With her team of experts, she will gather extensive information, formulate a plan and implement the strategy that will produce measurable success for your business.