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Sheryl Ellis, PHRca, SHRM-CP, CLMS, ADAC
Sheryl  Ellis, PHRca, SHRM-CP, CLMS, ADAC

Sheryl Ellis, PHRca, SHRM-CP, CLMS, ADAC

Sheryl has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. She is the author of “Making It Work” and a recognized expert in Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Sheryl specializes in helping workplaces design ADA-compliant processes, workplace ADA accommodations, mediating HR and ADA related issues, DEI development, leave management, employee relations, training/professional development, and performance management. Sheryl has provided HR services in a variety of industries, including nonprofits, communications, IT, hospitality, and manufacturing. She has worked with businesses ranging in size from start-ups to medium-sized companies. Sheryl’s experience managing a staffing agency and working for several professional employer organizations (PEO) has given her a unique insight in managing vendor relationships and HR challenges. Sheryl has taught ADA Compliance Training for employers, employees, law students, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and ADA Coordinators for the ADA National Network, the American Bar Association, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and private employers. Sheryl is a Certified Professional in Human Resources with an expertise in regulations and legal mandates specific to the state of California (PHRca) and a Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM-CP) through the Society of Human Resources Management. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, and her Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She is also a Certified ADA Coordinator (ADAC) through the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP), a program administered by the Great Plains ADA Center and overseen and issued by the University of Missouri – College of Human and Environmental Sciences, School of Architectural Studies. In addition, Sheryl is a Certified Leave Management Specialist through the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). Sheryl also has her Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate through USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education.

Based on her professional and personal experience, Sheryl published her first two books, Making It Work: Managing Your Health Condition Through ADA Workplace Accommodations and Making It Work: Employee Workbook (2020). Both are available at Amazon Print and Kindle,, and the book is also available through the American Bar Association.