Terri has tremendous talent and a distinguished history of service to children and families in the Suncoast Region and across Florida.
Her wealth of local experience includes nearly two decades of service at Gulf Coast Jewish & Family Community Services. She has worked her way up the ranks in child welfare from Case Management Supervisor in 2004, to Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Coast Jewish & Family Community Services from 2014 to the present. As COO at Gulf Coast JFCS, she oversaw a multimillion-dollar budget and over 20 child welfare, behavioral health, and elder and disabled services programs. She also served as Assistant Director of Operations at the Sarasota Family YMCA Safe Children Coalition.
A previous Community Champions Award recipient for her efforts to safely reduce the number of children in foster care in Pinellas County, Terri is a former Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida Coalition for Children. Additionally, in April 2022, she was recognized by the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation as a Community Hero. She is an alumna of Leadership Tampa Bay and a Board-Certified Child Protective Professional in Florida. She holds an M.S. in Guidance Counseling and a B.S. in Criminology from the University of South Florida.