Terri serves as president and CEO of Providence Community Housing and is responsible for overseeing all programs and working with the board on the strategic direction of the organization. A founding member of the organization in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, she was appointed to this role by the Board of Directors in 2011., Providence currently provides over 2,000 people with a home in one of the organization’s rental communities. In addition, Providence 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 of an Archdiocesan Strategic Plan for over 72 elementary schools. Her 30+ year career has included 22 years in non-profit leadership and 10 years in commercial banking.
Terri serves on the board of directors for Enterprise Community Partners and the Enterprise Loan Fund. She served on the executive committee of the board for the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers for 5 years and as president in 2018; she served on the Board of Directors of Notre Dame Health System for 5 years. Terri is currently designated as a member of the NeighborWorks America Real Estate Advisory Committee.
A native New Orleanian, Terri is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, a graduate of the eighth class of NeighborWorks America Achieving Excellence Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a 2017 Young Leadership Council Role Model, and a 2019 Biz New Orleans Top 10 Real Estate Influencer. She recently completed an intensive course studying the US Constitution as part of the Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice at Loyola Law School.