The Coalition hired Terry Lorince as its first Chief Programs Officer (CPO). Terry has more than a decade of non-profit leadership and business experience that will enhance the Coalition’s efforts to provide the best quality program services to the community.
As the CPO, Terry will be responsible for nurturing the improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of the many programs the Coalition offers. Terry looks forward to utilizing her experience to improve the lives of babies and families.
“I am so thankful to be able to work for such a great organization” Terry said. “I’ve spent my career working tirelessly creating partnerships and managing programs and I plan to bring that same energy and dedication to the coalition.”
Before joining the Coalition, Terry spent a successful 30-year career in the field of economic development and downtown management. Terry was the inaugural executive director of Downtown Vision, Inc, a non-profit organization that helped revitalize downtown Jacksonville.
Terry’s experience will broaden the Coalition’s reach into the business community to raise the awareness of Coalition programs and more importantly to make the correlation between the business sector and infant mortality. Her role will include developing partnerships with various businesses to ensure that Healthy Start becomes more recognized for enhancing the health of families in need. Thusly the business partnerships will assist our infant mortality efforts and help to expand the awareness of the social determinants of health outside of our traditional partners.
Terry has been recognized by many organizations for her achievements. In 2012 the Jacksonville Business Journal recognized Ms. Lorince as a Woman of Influence and in 2015 the American Institute of Architects selected her for the Community Service Award for her work on the advancement of architecture, the arts and the environment.
The Coalition is proud to welcome Terry to the team.