Terri Tsagaris was born in Durham, N.C., and raised in Salt Lake
City, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah with degrees
in English and Psychology. She also received a law degree from
Northeastern University and practiced law at Bingham, Dana &
Gould and the Boston office of the Securities and Exchange
She is married and has one son, one stepdaughter and one
stepson. Terri enjoys cooking, eating, reading, her family and
friends, sports of all kinds, and is a runner, cyclist and swimmer.
She has run the Boston Marathon® as a member of the Dana-Farber
Marathon Challenge team for the last two years with two close
friends, Nanci Gelb and Kelly Sohn, who are also on the Friends'
Board. They are currently training for the 2007 Boston Marathon and
are once again running to raise money for Dana-Farber.
In addition to her work at Dana Farber, Terri is also
extensively involved in the Wellesley Public Schools. She is a
former president of the Schofield Elementary School PTO and the
Wellesley Middle School PTO. She is the president of the Wellesley
Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money
to enhance, enrich and maintain excellence in the Wellesley Public
Schools. Terri is also a Wellesley Town Meeting member and a Board
member of the Wellesley Committee for Education in the 21st
Century, a volunteer advocacy group that works to support the
Wellesley Public Schools and their educational goals.
Terri became involved with Dana-Farber three years ago when she
was selected for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. Last
year, she served as co-chair of the Friends' Great Chefs Cooking
for a Cure event. She joined the Board this year and is once again
co-chairing the Great Chefs event.
Terri, who lost her father to cancer eleven years ago and has
many friends who have been affected by this terrible and all too
common disease, said, "I have watched cancer change the lives of so
many, but have found inspiration and strength in the courageous
battles I have witnessed. I am committed to raising funds for
cancer research and treatments and am honored to be a part of the
Dana-Farber marathon team and the Friends organization."
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