Teresa Contreras

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Teresa is an inspirational and passionate person who believes in making a difference. In her most recent role, she served as the Vice President, Development for the American Heart Association San Diego, ensuring a healthier San Diego. Teresa has more than two decades of development experience, including work with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Lung Association, Special Olympics and Armed Services YMCA. Her favorite part of the job is establishing relationships and developing connections. In her spare time, you can find her cooking for her family, walking her dog, or traveling.  

“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.”