Austin, Texas – October 8, 2013 – The Texas Council on Family Violence is pleased to announce Gloria Terry, CEO of (TCFV), has been named to the prestigious national board, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, a leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals.  NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level.

“We are honored the CEO of the Texas coalition has joined the NNEDV board.  Gloria brings a wealth of experience to our organization.  She managed a shelter on the Texas- Mexico border, runs one of the largest coalitions in the nation, and is a passionate advocate for victims of domestic violence,” said Kim Gandy, NNEDV President & CEO.

Gloria Aguilera Terry joined the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) in January 2008 as President.  In 2013, she was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.  In her role as CEO, Gloria guides and directs the statewide activities of TCFV, such as the Texas Legislative Session, establishing and fostering statewide tactical partnerships, working with staff to provide outstanding services to programs and strategically positioning TCFV to create the influence necessary to continue serving the needs of victims and their families.

Ms. Terry came to the Texas Council on Family Violence from El Paso, Texas where she served as Executive Director of the Center against Family Violence (CAFV). During her tenure at the CAFV, Gloria managed a significant border community domestic violence program with a $1.8 million dollar budget and a staff of fifty employees.  Among her major accomplishments as Executive Director of the CAFV, she launched an effective strategy to underscore the agency’s role in the community utilizing a modified version of the Family Justice Center, positioned the Center as Organizing Agency for a $5 million health prevention initiative, strengthened and prioritized education and workforce development initiatives and was successful in obtaining the agency’s first transitional living center.

Before joining the CAFV, Ms. Terry served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, for the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.  In that capacity she directly managed the daily operations of three corporations and two limited Liability Companies with a varied spectrum of missions from workforce preparedness to affordable housing as well as provided vision, direction and management for all finance and accounting practices for the largest chamber of commerce in the region.

Ms. Terry, a 2003 Leadership Texas graduate, holds a BBA from the University of Texas at El Paso and has extensive community service currently offering time to the Tarrant County Family Advocacy Steering Committee, Collaborative Council for the Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families with the Texas Supreme Court, VAWA Planning Committee with the Governor’s Office, National Leadership Committee with Center for Disease Control, Diversity Committee of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and current Board member of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

The Texas Council on Family Violence has been advocating for victims of domestic violence for 35 years.  As one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the nation, we lead efforts to end family violence at the statewide level.  Our partners include domestic violence shelters across the state.