Ms. Hofmann began her career in 1976 working with the Federal Government as a training coordinator. During her 16 years with the Federal Government, she worked with the Staff Judge Advocates Office as a paralegal and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as a paralegal assistant. Her areas of experience include: legal, technical writing, training, contracting, procurement, and architecture engineering /design. Throughout her career, Cheri has been involved in volunteering, fundraising or assisting with researching laws for people with disabilities.
In 2000, Cheri began actively working with the Independent Living Movement as the Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator for the CIL Disability Resource Center. She started several programs and services as well as coordinated training and awareness events such as the Parking Accessibility Resource Committee (PARC), CIL Advocacy Council, Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center â€“ Assistive Technology Program and the University of West Florida Accessibility Committee. Additionally, she is a recognized voice for ADA technical assistance and training for the Southeast ADA Center for eight states for businesses, state and local government and people with disabilities for her knowledge with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal laws.