Teresa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Davenport University with a bachelor of business degree. In 25 years, Teresa rose from a teller to manager in the banking industry. Teresa struggles with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain. She has a special interest in informational conferences, awareness through health fairs and networking with foundations (for funding). In 2014, Teresa spoke to the public about NEIDS at a health fair and participated in the 2014 NEIDs Awareness Day project. She also serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors.