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Teri Wade


Joined Rippel: 2021

Teri's Role

Teri directs Rippel’s communications and influence initiatives. She and her team are responsible for strategic, multi-channel communications activities that build engagement with Rippel’s efforts to transform health and well-being so that everyone thrives.


To cultivate partnerships, advance thought leadership, and ensure that Rippel’s many diverse audiences connect with its work, Teri and her team develop and execute a comprehensive, integrated communications program that includes content development and promotion; brand management; social media outreach; media relations; conference and event oversight; and more.

About Teri

Teri has more than 25 years of experience helping mission-driven nonprofits in a variety of fields—including health and human services, education, philanthropy, arts and culture, and social research—increase their visibility and impact through strategic communications. She previously led communications and marketing at Amida Care, a nonprofit community health insurance plan designed for New Yorkers with complex medical conditions, and at the Foundation Center (now known as Candid), a national organization that advances knowledge about philanthropy and the social sector.


Earlier in her career, Teri served as director of marketing at Baruch College of The City University of New York (CUNY) and was an editor and writer at the Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media).


Teri is a Board member at Ariva, a nonprofit organization that helps low-wealth New Yorkers achieve economic stability. She holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Communication from Baruch College/CUNY and a BA in Media Studies from Fordham University.


Teri enjoys performing as a jazz vocalist with her husband’s trio and other groups at venues in the New York area.