Executive Director, Terrie Light, has spent the past 2 decades easing and ending the crisis of homelessness through her work at the Berkeley Food & Housing Project. She began her work in 1998 as a program supervisor of transitional housing services for women and children, and held several other managerial positions until she was promoted to Executive Director in May 2006.
As Executive Director Terrie has shaped a diligent, loyal team of managers who have brought, and continue to bring fiscal and operational stability and high-quality standardization to BFHP’s programs and administration. Under Terrie’s Leadership, BFHP has grown from a small Berkeley based organization to an almost 10-million-dollar organization providing services to the homeless in five counties.
Terrie was part of the collaborative team that created and implemented Alameda County’s Coordinated Entry System and continues on the County System level to create systems that serve the most vulnerable. She has been in various leadership positions with Every One home and currently is a member of the advocacy committee and the Systems Coordination Committee.
She is dedicated to making a difference in our community and helping to bring home all of our homeless veterans and providing critical safety net services to those most vulnerable in our community. Since 2007, she has been developing community support for a homeless services and housing facility in the downtown of Berkeley.