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Tera Qualls, '06 & '11

Tera Qualls, M.P.A., is a Project Manager in the Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She is responsible for managing multi-year evaluation projects, including the coordination of resources, developing processes for implementation, monitoring deliverables, and facilitating discussions of key stakeholders and staff.

Qualls joined the Johnson Center in February 2007 as a Program Assistant for the Nonprofit Leadership Institute and has served as Communications Coordinator for the Center. Previously she worked as Major Gifts Assistant for the Heart of West Michigan United Way.

Qualls is Founder and Past Co-Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids (ynpngr) and has served on multiple national boards include the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Workforce Coalition, Independent Sector's NGen Board, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National Board. She has also served West Michigan through service as the Vice President of the League of Women Voters Grand Rapids, on the Project Blueprint Advisory Committee, The Rapidian Steering Committee, volunteer for Challenge Scholars at Harrison Park Middle School, and as a member of the Give Camp Steering Committee. She holds a master's and bachelor's in public administration from the Grand Valley State University.

Qualls speaks on the topics of generational dynamics, volunteer management, and organizational development, and teaches an undergraduate introductory course on the Nonprofit Sector at Grand Valley.