Chernishenko has been an active member in the Saskatchewan synchronized swimming community for nearly 20 years. She served as the Vice President, Sport Development since 2012 and previously as the Vice President, Finance and Administration for Synchro Saskatchewan, and she is a synchronized swimming provincial-level judge and national-level referee.
She was awarded Volunteer of the Year by Synchro Saskatchewan in 2007 and 2017, as well by Sask Sport in 2014. Synchro Canada awarded her Grassroots Official of the Year in 2016. Chernishenko has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Regina, and over 35 years’ experience as a business consultant for a leading information technology company.