Teresa is the Executive Director of the Horticultural Research Institute and direct activities including research, fundraising, a competitive grants and scholarship program, and activities within the HRI membership, scientific and donor communities. She is the staff liaison for the HRI Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Board of Trustees. Teresa is the CEO of Green Industry Innovations (GII), LLC. A for-profit company established by HRI. GII was created to facilitate with the commercialization of keratin based resins, a product of HRI’s work in creating a biodegradable plant container from poultry feathers (keratin). Teresa received her Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Nonprofit and Association Management from the University of Maryland University College.