Welcoming Our New Executive Director

First Literacy is delighted to announce its new Executive Director, Terry Witherell. Terry brings over 25 years of experience in leadership, fundraising, and organizational management to her new role. She joins us after serving as the Senior Director of Mission for Catholic Extension, a national organization that supports the poorer communities in the US. In her time in this position she worked closely with immigrant families, advocating for them and helping them connect with essential resources.

Earlier in her career, Terry worked at Boston College as Associate Director of the Career Center. She also has served as a teacher and youth minister. Her experience in higher education and career services will give her valuable insight into our scholarship and professional development initiatives.

Terry understands the critical importance of education and its role in changing lives. “I have worked with a number of marginalized communities. I saw firsthand the need for education, in order to level the playing field. When I was working in New York with homeless young adults, we worked tirelessly to connect them with the education they needed, in order to better their situation.”

We’re confident that Terry will bring both leadership and compassion to her new role at First Literacy. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome.