Our Team

Cheryl Cordero

Chief Executive Officer


Cheryl founded Towels For Tears following an extensive leadership career in the federal government. Her vision and passion to start the nonprofit is based on her belief that sharing God's love in practical ways is how she can "walk the talk." She is a retired IRS executive with over 30 years of leadership experience spanning 37 years of government service. She has a Criminal Justice Degree with a minor in Social Work from Florida State University. Cheryl is a wife and mother of three children.


Yenesa Cordero

Chief Operations Officer


Yenesa, co-founder of Towels for Tears, is responsible for managing and overseeing daily operations including information technology, volunteer services, and product quality assurance and distribution. She is a graduate of Montgomery Community College with an AAS degree in Paralegal Studies, and a graudate of the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor's Degree in Nonprofit Management.


Sarah Schmid

Board Member


Sarah is the Director of Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten, where she has worked for 16 years. Sarah has dual Bachelors of Arts Degrees from Frostburg State University in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. She has graduate work from Frostburg State University, Trinity College, as well as the University of Maryland. 


Nick Schmid

Board Member


Nick is a Scientist at the National Weather Service, where he has worked for 17 years. Nick has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Frostburg State University in Environmental Science. He has graduate work from Stevens Institute of Technology in System Engineering as well as Program Management from George Washington University.


Charles Veney III

Board Member


Charles Veney III is principal owner of Exit Platinum Executive Realty in Baltimore, Maryland and is also an active Legislative Committee Member of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. He has a B.S. in Real Estate and Economic Development from the University of Baltimore. He has an extensive and eclectic background in the entertainment, travel, and automotive industries that adds knowledge and value to the Board. He is a miltiary veteran and the father of three sons.



Contact us:

18775-B N Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg, MD 20886

(240) 702-0756


Hours of Operation:

M-R 8:00 - 1:30

Fri/Sat 8:00 - 3:30


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