Therese was born and raised in New York. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree through the State University of New York. Therese was a cadet at the US Coast Guard Academy and served in the US Coast Guard Reserve. She married a Coast Guard Officer with whom she has two children. She also has three grandchildren. Therese considered entering the Religious Life and lived and worked with the Parish Mission Team of the Archdiocese of NY. As a lover of travel, Therese has lived in Virginia, Germany, New York, Indiana, Maryland, and New Orleans. She has volunteered and participated in many performing and visual arts organizations, worked as Administrator for the Charles County Arts Alliance, worked for the College of Southern Maryland, and served as Director of Religious Education for Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Waldorf.
“I am humbled by the wonderful reception I have received as I begin my efforts with SMCR. I am excited to bring my experience with the nonprofit sector, love for the arts, and desire to serve others to the SMCR community! I am eager to get to know our members, volunteers, and partners in Southern Maryland. I look forward to serving this wonderful community to the best of my abilities.”