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The Consortium Announces New Development Director

Terrie Thompson is the Consortium’s New Director of Development

HOLYOKE, MA November 9, 2021 – The Consortium is excited to announce it has a new Director of Development, A. Terrie Thompson.

Terrie Thompson has joined the Consortium as the Director of Development with over 16 years of advocacy experience. She has worked in various capacities of service within corporate settings, non-profits, and human services in the Western Massachusetts area, including the cities of Springfield and Holyoke. She has most recently worked with the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services in a groundbreaking community engagement project for the local Springfield Community through the Office of Problem Gambling Prevention. In her new role as Director of Development, she will utilize her extensive advocacy and community engagement experience to lead the Consortium’s development efforts and support innovative community engagement to generate a balance of funding streams and sustain the organization’s partner communities in the long term. Throughout her career Terrie has been committed to advocating and working closely with marginalized communities to create social equity, inclusion, exercise personal choice, and help provide equal access to resources in the larger community. She looks forward to working collaboratively with the Consortium’s programs and communities.

In all areas of Terrie’s career, she has practiced honoring the unique experiences and needs of the communities she serves. Her approach helps those individuals and groups to be empowered by their own experiences so they may thrive where they live, work, eat, and play in a meaningful wayHer work continues to reflect her passionate commitment to social justice, equity, and community inclusion. She intimately understands the importance of this type of community work because of her own experiences with her son with disabilities, which has further fueled her passion for advocacy and equity…social justice.

The Consortium, founded in 1975, is a learning organization committed to creating conditions in which people who have faced marginalization, oppression, or otherwise felt invisible are better able to pursue their dreams and strengthen communities through voice, choice, and inclusion. This is supported by an organizational commitment to address systems of oppression and work toward undoing the harms they have caused. To learn more, visit their website at