Terri serves as president and CEO of Providence Community Housing and is responsible for working with the board on the strategic direction of the organization. A founding member of the organization, she was appointed to this role by the Board of Directors in 2011. Over the past 11 years, Providence has provided over 2,100 people with a home in one of the organization’s rental communities and has helped 600 families realize the dream of homeownership through the purchase of their own home. Providence’s portfolio encompasses properties dedicated to seniors, to individuals and families and to artists and cultural ambassadors.
Prior to Providence, Terri served in a dual-role as a consultant for both the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Christopher Homes where she managed the refinancing and rehabilitation of 13 Section 202 Housing properties (1,200 units) serving low-income elderly residents. She also facilitated the development and implementation of an Archdiocesan Strategic Plan for over 72 elementary schools.
Terri is chair of the Enterprise Community Leadership Council and serves on the national board for Enterprise Community Partners. She also serves on the executive committee of the board for the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers; the Board of Directors of Chateau de Notre Dame Nursing Home; as a member of the Louisiana Housing Corporation’s Housing and Transportation Planning and Coordinating Commission; a member of the External Policy Committee for National NeighborWorks Association; and the Advisory Council for Urban Land Institute Louisiana.
Terri is a native New Orleanian, a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, a graduate of the eighth class of NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a 2017 Young Leadership Council Role Model.