Cherrefe Kadri has been a practicing attorney in Toledo, Ohio since 1993. Prior to that time, she taught in a public elementary school for five years and then went to Kuwait and taught in a private American school for three years. She has been an active member of the Toledo Bar Association and serves on the Bar Admissions and Juvenile Court committees. She is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Lucas County Bar Association, and sits on the boards of the Toledo Bar Association and the Toledo Bar Association Foundation.
Cherrefe received her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in 1977 and her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1993. Ms. Kadri is a long-time member of the Toledo Islamic community, having served on the Council(Board of Directors) of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo for 18 years and completed her
third term as president of Council in 2015. She continues to volunteer at the ICGT as a Sunday School teacher and youth advisor.