• Friends of Dana-Farber

    Friends' Board and Bios

    Terri Tsagaris

    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 Commission.

    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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