Meet Tera

How long have you been with Project Angel Heart, and how has your role evolved since you first started?

I began my new adventure with Project Angel Heart in December 2020 as the Vice President of Development. This is such an amazing organization, and the more I learn, the more I love being a part of this team! After 25 years of fundraising, it’s so wonderful to be part of a team and a board that truly engages in this effort at the highest levels. Amazing!

What have been some of your biggest challenges and/or lessons within your new role?

The outpouring of support from the community is incredible, and I’m still swimming in long-time donor and volunteer names who have played such a huge role in the success of this organization. It was particularly challenging to start this role during pandemic restrictions when everyone had to wear masks, so getting familiarized was especially challenging. I love seeing everyone’s faces now!

What do you like most about working at Project Angel Heart and with the Development team?

Project Angel Heart is a family at its core. The entire staff is always willing to step up and help out with any project or task. Everyone embraces the attitude of “get it done,” and they support each other like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The Development team, specifically, is truly full of experts in their field. I am grateful to be surrounded by the knowledge and the talent on this team – they truly understand our stakeholders. They are invested in showing gratitude and commitment to our donors for their generosity. 

If you had 24 hours to do whatever you wanted, what would you do?

I would find an amazing hotel on the Amalfi Coast in Italy and spend 24 hours wandering through the restaurants and shops, sampling the local treats with my husband, Jason. Early coffee on the beach and a cocktail/dinner on the cliffs – just soaking up the culture, ambiance, and sun together.

What’s your favorite meal?

Oh, this is such a tough question since I am truly a “foodie” – I’ve never met a meal I didn’t like. I will say I lean towards Italian and Mexican dishes – comfort foods for me. I wish calories weren’t part of the deal. :)

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