Teresa has over 15 years of experience crafting innovative programs, grant seeking strategies and competitive grant proposals for healthcare, higher education and social service sectors. She has secured over $90M in foundation, state government and federal grant awards, including NSF, ED, DOJ, ACF, SAMHSA, CMS and HRSA.
Her consulting specialties include population health, behavioral health integration, trauma-informed frameworks and system transformation to address socio-economic, racial and health disparities. Teresa received her M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and has delivered national presentations on measuring grant seeking capacity, the impact of transportation on population health and fostering consensus for multi-sector initiatives.
She earned a graduate certificate in Program Monitoring and Evaluation from American University and is certified as a Community Health Worker in the State of Missouri. She has also completed Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training for protection of human participants in research and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Her federal experience includes serving as an HHS peer grant reviewer (current) and working as a political appointee in several federal agencies and executive departments during the William J. Clinton Administration, including the White House, HUD, EPA and the EEO Commission.