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Chief, Planning and Evaluations

Terry is the Chief of Planning & Evaluation. She joined our staff 1993 as a Maternal-Child Health Specialist assigned to special projects. Her prior experience includes field-based work in international health and development. After completing her doctorate in Public Health at UCLA (with emphasis in Community Health and Epidemiology), she transitioned to Chief of Planning & Evaluation. In this capacity, she has successfully obtained and implemented grants and contracts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), First 5 LA, the LA County Department of Public Health, and other funders. As a Co-Investigator, she oversees IRB submissions to the Compliance Office at The Lundquist Institute.

Terry provides technical support in strategic planning, data collection, and program evaluation for WIC, special projects, and the Healthy Families America Home Visitation project. She is dedicated to addressing health disparities and promoting health equity. She passionately participates in WIC program partnerships to enhance services supporting healthy women, pregnancies, births, literacy promotion, and early childhood development.  

Beyond SLAHP, Terry enjoys spending time with family and friends, engaging with nature, traveling, gardening, and practicing yoga.