Terence M. Mathis serves as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the Woodson Center (WC). He manages all aspects of the organization including its activities and the relationships between the organization and its Board of Directors, constituents, employees, community, government and industry. Terence coordinates and administers the organization’s policies as defined by its Board of Directors.
Mr. Mathis is a strong advocate for community-based programs and works at the national level to remove barriers to their life-restoring efforts through research, technical assistance and public policy. His previous experience includes successfully directing social and economic revitalization initiatives for the cities of Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, and a community-oriented government program in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Additionally, he directed the $10 million youth anti-violence demonstration project supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and private funders as well as managed CNE’s technical assistance voucher program funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in which CNE awarded vouchers to community organizations to develop their potential and expand their capacity to provide services to high-risk youth.
Terence has served on numerous non-profit boards and continues to provide personal support to small community and faith-based organizations.