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Teree Caldwell-Johnson
Chair

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  • Hometown:Des Moines, IA

Teree Caldwell-Johnson serves as the CEO of Oakridge Neighborhood and Oakridge Neighborhood Services, a housing and human services non-profit agency located in Des Moines, IA. Prior to assuming her position at Oakridge, Teree held progressively responsible positions in local government across the country most recently serving as Polk County Manager from 1996-2003.

Active in the community, Teree serves on several non-profit boards including, University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisory Board, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Spelman College Museum Board and The Directors Council. In addition, Teree is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America and The Links, Incorporated.

Teree holds a B.A. in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and an MPA from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. She has also completed post-graduate studies at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

Teree and her husband Vernon, a retired non-profit executive, are the parents of two DMPS graduates; Baley, Lincoln High School Class of 2008 and Baxtyr, Lincoln High School Class of 2011.

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Teree Caldwell-JohnsonChairChief Executive Officer, Oakridge Neighborhood and Neighborhood Services Mayor Malik D. EvansVice ChairMayor of Rochester, NY Heather A. JohnstonTreasurerCity Coordinator, City of Minneapolis, MN Anthony SantiagoSecretaryFormer Director, Program & Partnership Development Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities Hon. Mary Ann BorgesonBoard MemberNACo Immediate Past President; Commissioner, Douglas County, NE Hon. Brad ColeBoard MemberExecutive Director of the Illinois Municipal League Maia ColeBoard MemberAssistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Continental Division of HCA Healthcare Maia ComeauBoard MemberPresident Comeau & Company Mayor John DaileyBoard MemberMayor John Dailey, City of Tallahassee, FL Johnny DuPreeBoard MemberFormer Mayor, Hattiesburg, MS Lee FeldmanBoard MemberSenior Advisor for Local Government Strategy, Zencity Nicole FerriniBoard MemberChief Resiliency Officer, City of El Paso, TX Ayeola FortuneBoard MemberInterim Senior Vice President, Impact Team, United Way Worldwide Dr. Joshua FranzelBoard MemberManaging Director, MissionSquare Research Institute Mayor Patti GarrettBoard Member (Former Chair)Mayor of Decatur, Georgia Mayor Barbara HallidayBoard MemberMayor, City of Hayward, CA Valerie LemmieBoard Member (Former Chair)Director of Exploratory Research, Kettering Foundation Rita McNeil Danish, Esq.Board MemberPartner, Taft Law Firm, Columbus and Chicago Tony PeytonBoard MemberExecutive Vice President & Chief of Staff, National Center for Families Learning Angela RomansBoard MemberFounding Executive Director, Innovation For Equity Monte RoulierBoard MemberPresident & Co-Founder Community Initiatives Inc. Hon. Angel TaverasBoard Member Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP Councilwoman Jamie TorresBoard MemberCouncilwoman, District 3, Denver, CO Wendy WillisBoard MemberExecutive Director, Deliberative Democracy Consortium

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