With a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Miami, Terril’s varied professional career has included a nine-year term as the Executive Director of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and a long association with the City of Miami as a Special Consultant to the Chief of Police and City Manager. She has been officially recognized by the Florida House of Representatives and the White House for founding the “Do the Right Thing” Program, a nonprofit organization with chapters in 53 cities throughout the United States as well as Germany and England. Terril was a member of the Miami Commission on the Status of Women and numerous boards, including the Parent Resource Center for Prevention of Child Abuse, Jewish Federation Women, and Jewish Family Service of the Desert. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater Council, Co-Chair of Michael Childer’s “One Night Only,” and is a board member of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center. She was honored as the desert’s “Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer” at the 2013 National Philanthropy Day, received the “100 Women Award” at the 2014 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala, and was the recipient of the 2014 “Athena Leadership Award” from the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.
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