Terri Carson Braxton has been involved with local and national membership organizations for over a decade and has spent the last 25 years serving vulnerable children and families. She brings a wealth of relationships and experience in the public, private, corporate, and philanthropic communities. Her professional background includes leading the therapeutic foster care programs in Arlington County, grantmaking as a Community Relations specialist for the Freddie Mac Foundation, Chief of Children and Family Programs for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and Vice President of Business Development for the Child Welfare League of America.
A native Washingtonian, Terri earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and her master’s degree in social work from Howard University and her doctorate in social work with a concentration on nonprofit management at the Catholic University of America’s School of Social Sciences. Her other areas of experience include oversight of publications at a national nonprofit; project management of national conferences, galas, and other fundraising events; and public relations as a media spokesperson. Terri has served on FAPAC’s board since 2000. She has also served as president of the board of the Parent Education and Advocacy Training Center and president of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir. She lives in Waterford, Virginia, is married and has two daughters.