Merchant Advocate
1841 Spruce Dr
Erie, CO 80516


Cheryl Donahue

Member since 2016

Cheryl Donahue is the Business Development Director at Merchant Advocate. She has 19 years of experience in the merchant services industry with the last five years focused almost exclusively on dental practices. Cheryl has provided consulting services in many areas including Payment Card Compliance, HIPAA Security Rule Compliance, Merchant Agreement Contract Negotiations, Rate and Fee Expense Reduction and Software and Equipment Integration for Practice Management Software. Cheryl is well versed in and has given CE lectures on the following topics:

  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) and HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Overlap
  • How PCI requirements provide a litmus test for your IT Firm
  • E.M.V. (chip credit card) requirements and your liability
  • Necessary and unnecessary credit card equipment upgrades
  • Decoding your monthly merchant services statement

During her time with Merchant Advocate she has supported the American Association of Dental Office Management as both a client and an AADOM Spotlight Product, has co-written several articles on topics as varied as embezzlement and HIPAA Security Rule Compliance and has worked with dental management consultants to support their dental practice clients.

Cheryl graduated on the Dean’s List from the University of Colorado in Boulder with an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and a double minor in Economics and Women’s Studies. She currently lives in beautiful Erie, Colorado with her son, Parker, and Chihuahua, GB.


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