Terri Carter


Board Member since: 2016 

Experience working at the Pantry: 

Terri has been a LIFE Food Pantry volunteer since the early 2000’s, roles include pantry volunteer, pantry lead, food drive coordinator, Student Giving Shop team, and Giving Shop team.

Duties include: 

  • Preside over the meetings of the Board of Directors;
  • Publish an agenda prior to monthly meetings and work with the Secretary to see it is distributed to Board members.
  • Lead strategic planning and goal setting.;
  • Lead efforts to strengthen and grow the organization to achieve the stated mission and create the agenda for meetings and lead policy decisions;
  • Be an ex-officio member of all committees of L.I.F.E.;
  • See that orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect;
  • Shall execute all deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts and other documents requiring the seal of L.I.F.E.;
  • Have the authorization to issue and sign checks.
  • Monitor Board of Directors meeting attendance and hold conversations as necessary;
  • Assure that all critical activities stay on track;
  • Manage all paid positions at L.I.F.E.;
  • Work with the Executive Committee regarding compensation for employees and contractors;
  • Manage the Executive Director of the Pantry and the Financial Coordinator.  This includes annual reviews of each position;
  • Ensure the Governance Committee adheres to the duties and responsibilities assigned in the Bylaws

Career Experience:

Terri was District Manager for The Berry Company/Bell South.

Volunteer work has included: 

  • Serving as a Board Member and as National President for the US Grail
  • Chairperson for US Grail Membership Development and Enrichment committee
  • Volunteering at Freestore Foodbank
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