Catherine Gibson

Board President

Cheryl Buxton has, for the past 24 years, worked at Korn/Ferry International, the largest Executive Search Company WW.  She is their Global  Managing Director of Pharmaceuticals, based in the firm’s Princeton office. Ms. Buxton conducts senior level assignments, with a special focus on research driven organizations. She also leads the R&D sector for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer divisions within Korn/Ferry.  Ms. Buxton joined the Firm’s London office and European headquarters before spending time in Paris and then relocating to Princeton in 1997.

Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Ms. Buxton was human resources director for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals (Cilag Ltd), based in the U.K., where her focus was on organizational issues and strategic resourcing and guidance on European directives.

She also provided human resources support to three smaller companies in the group for Europe. Her human resources career started at Bristol Myers Ltd., where she was responsible for its consumer and pharmaceutical business.

Ms. Buxton holds a master’s degree in employment law and industrial relations from Leicester University, a degree in Nursing, a diploma in personnel management, is a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.  Ms. Buxton is on the Executive Council for Springboard, a non-profit organization encouraging women entrepreneurs in Life Sciences, and Advisory Board for South Asia Pharmaceutical Council.  She previously was on Board of SIFE.


A keen horsewoman, she is a competitive  amateur show jumper, endurance rider and fox hunter.

Cheryl Buxton

Riding with HEART offers a wide range of Equine Assisted Activities to individuals and their families. We provide a comprehensive, inclusive and therapeutic environment to participants with a wide range of disabilities including, but not limited to ADD/ADHD, Autism, PDD NOS, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Visual Impairments or Traumatic Brain Injury.  All of the Therapeutic Riding Instructors at RWH are PATH certified and our professional therapists hold proper credentials and /or licenses.

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