Teresa is a member of the Senior Executive Service. She assumed her duties as the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department Health and Human Services, on November 6, 2011. Teresa is responsible for implementing and managing the Department’s small business program. She is responsible for ensuring that all small businesses have the “maximum practicable opportunity” to participate in providing goods and services to the Department of Health and Human Services.
As OSDBU Director at the Department of the Treasury, March 30, 2008 – November 5, 2011, Teresa ensured that small businesses were able to market their goods and services; and receive their fair share of contracting opportunities. Under Teresa’s leadership, Treasury met four of its five prime contrac- ting goals in Fiscal Year 2010 and all of its prime contracting goals in Fiscal Year 2011, including goals for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and small businesses located in historically under-utilized business zones (HUBZone).
Prior to her assignment at the Treasury Department, Teresa served in several positions at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), such as Director, Office of Management and Technical Assistance/8(a) Business Development Program; Assistant Administrator, Office of Federal Contract Assistance for Veteran Business Owners; Procurement Policy Analyst/Office of Policy Research, Office of Government Contracting; Area Director (East Coast)/HUBZone Empowerment Program Office and Senior Eligibility Specialist, Team Leader/Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Certification and Eligibility.
She joined SBA in June 1998, following six years of Government contracting experience as a contract specialist with the Department of the Air Force and the Department of Commerce.
Teresa is a retired Major of the United States Air Force. A native of High Point, NC, she received a Master of Arts Degree, with honors, in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University, St Louis, MO and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Teresa is the recipient of the 2011 SBA Administrator’s Leadership Award.