Tera Qualls, M.P.A.
Title: Project Manager
Program: Community Research Institute
Tera Qualls is a project manager for the Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. Tera joined the Johnson Center in Feb. 2007 as a program assistant to the Nonprofit Leadership Institute. She provides project management to the Community Research Institute, is a co-facilitator of the Encore: Coming of Age Learning Lab, and facilitates other courses for nonprofit technical assistance and capacity building.
Tera founded the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids (YNPN.GR) in 2007, and spent four years as co-chair of the board. She also served as a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network national board, on the NGen Committee for Independent Sector, the Steering Committee for The Rapidian, and as Vice President of the League of Women Voters Grand Rapids.
Tera has a Bachelors of Science degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Grand Valley.
Tera has spent time blogging about emerging leadership, work life balance, productivity, and the all other things related to nonprofit management. In her free time, Tera spends time at home with her husband Rob, son Eli, and Great Dane, Penny.