As the current president and CEO of Capital Area United Way, Teresa has led the staff team and managed organizational resources since 2008. She joined the organization in 2001 and previously served as chief operating officer and a member of the campaign team. Teresa believes that community relationships and collaborations with networks of diverse constituencies create the platform for community change. Teresa’s professional ambition stems from implementing strategies that improve conditions for families and households in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. Transparency and accountability drives her leadership style and creates operational and fiscal integrity. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit administration from Western Michigan University and a bachelor of arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a concentration in developmental psychology and gerontological sociology from Purdue University. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Lansing and in her spare time Teresa enjoys traveling, especially to Disney, running, reading and spending time with her husband John and their kids, John Alex and Kaitlin and the family’s two dogs.