Teresa Myers – Grant & Policy Director

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Teresa Myers is the project’s Grant and Policy Director. Teresa comes to the project with a long and esteemed career in public policy. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she received a communications degree from Penn State University before earning a law degree from Georgetown University with an emphasis in public policy. While still in law school, Teresa obtained a fellowship to work at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, where she created the Legislative Affairs Division and later became the Center’s first Legislative Counsel. In that capacity, she successfully drafted and ensured passage of the many federal laws, including Megan’s Law, which requires states to notify communities of the presence dangerous convicted sex offenders.

After moving to Colorado, Teresa worked as a Program Manager for the National Conference of State Legislatures, where she guided state legislators, staff, and agency administrators nationwide on the development of human services policy. She also served as an Assistant Boulder County Attorney assigned to the Department of Social Services, and later as a human services consultant to counties and municipalities nationwide.

Teresa is adept at creating and maintaining relationships with private and public grant funders, and has an extensive history of successful grant proposals. This, along with her lifelong dedication to addressing the needs of the underserved and underprivileged brought her to the Extraordinary Living Project team. She is honored to be part of the project and proud to promote it to funders large and small.

In her spare time, Teresa is a prolific writer and has just completed her first book. She also volunteers her time for various non-profit organizations, while spending as much time as possible with family, which includes her partner James, their six children and three dogs. She also loves gardening and traveling, particularly to Mexico.