As Grant Manager, Terri Gittings is responsible for each phase of the grant lifecycle, including application, implementation, and closeout. Terri is also responsible for grant process development and improvement, as well as working with program staff to communicate the myriad of ways in which their healthy housing efforts transform the lives of families each and every day. Consistently striving to promote efficiency and harmony throughout the organization, Terri often acts as an administrative intermediary between agency programs and other administrative departments. Terri joined GHHI from House of Ruth Maryland where she initially worked as an Accounting professional, with 10 years of experience, and eventually became a Grant Writer/Coordinator, then served as acting Grant Manager. The shift from mission-focused work relating to domestic violence, to mission-focused healthy housing work, has been eye-opening and incredibly valuable to understanding social determinants of health disparities for low-income communities, as well as the impact of unjust, historical policies. Ultimately, Terri is committed to safe, healthy homes for all, and supports program staff administratively to help fulfill GHHI’s mission. She is inspired by the great changemakers of the past who have demonstrated great resilience in the face of adversity. One of her favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. captures the essence of mission-driven work: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Terri is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and loves traveling, enjoying live music, writing, and reading.
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