The NWHN Appoints an Interim Executive Director


Contact Board Chair Abigail Arons at [email protected] for comments and questions.

Teri Bordenave, MHSA and founder of The Thalia Group LLC, began her work with the NWHN this month after the resignation of former Executive Director Mayra Jacqueline Ferreira. With over forty years of experience as a nonprofit leader, consultant, and trainer, Teri is the ideal person to steward the NWHN through this time of transition. She has already begun meeting with staff, shoring up the NWHN’s operating procedures, and supporting the Board of Directors in the search for a new settled Executive Director.

Teri’s organizational development skillset is a perfect fit for the NWHN’s current needs. She is particularly adept at:

  • Integrating effective nonprofit governance procedures into existing operational landscapes.
  • Strategic planning for more sustainable, data-driven, and equitable organizational futures.
  • Managing organizational change and leadership transitions.
  • Coaching staff and board members in management, governance, and supervision.
  • Building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitating team cohesion and cooperation.

Teri holds a Masters of Human Services Administration from Antioch University New England. She is a member of the Interim Executive Network and is a  Board Source Certified Nonprofit Consultant with extensive experience advising health-focused organizations, including Family Planning Advocates for New York State, the Mohawk Valley Physicians Health Plan, and the North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency. Prior to her successful career as a consulting interim leader, Teri served as the President and CEO for Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region. From 1988 – 2009, Teri positioned this multi-site youth development organization as the leading regional expert on girls and grew its reach to serve over 20,000 individuals in New York State’s Capital Region.

“Teri has already proven herself to be a valuable thought partner and strategic thinker as we all work together to promote access to high quality health care and support consumer decision-making,” said Abigail Arons, chair of the NWHN Board of Directors. “This is a turbulent time for health policy, but we are confident that Teri’s expertise will help the NWHN retain its place as one of the strongest voices for women’s health in the halls of Congress, at FDA headquarters, and in the streets.”


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