Koya is proud to have partnered with the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation to place Terri Wright as their new Vice President, Program and Community. Established in 1944, the Meyer Foundation is one of the Washington Area’s oldest largest locally-focused philanthropies.
Following a nationwide, multi-phased search, Wright emerged as the successful placement. Wright brings expertise in leading and developing programs, and in navigating and tackling the interrelated social determinants of health outcomes, including housing, education, employment, and asset building. Her background includes a strong focus on advancing racial and social equity through policy, practice, and management in philanthropic, government, and nonprofit organizations.
As Vice President, Program and Community, Wright will work the program teams for Washington, DC and Northern Virginia to develop and provide oversight and management of all programmatic activities, and to ensure alignment with the Foundation’s goals and values.
She served as the first executive director of The Steve Fund, and as director of both the Center for Public Health Policy and the Center for School, Health and Education at the American Public Health Association (APHA). She also served as program director for health policy at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation under the direction of renowned change agent Dr. Gail Christopher, and played a role in leading Kellogg through its racial equity journey. She is also a former Bureau Chief for Child and Family Services at the Michigan Department of Community Health in Lansing, Michigan.
Wright is an active member of APHA and a former member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities.
She holds a master’s and a doctorate degree from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in community and school health from the City University of New York.
Read the full press release here: Meyer Foundation Welcomes Terri Wright as VP, Program and Community