Terri Thao

Terri Thao

Program Director

Started at Nexus: 2004
(651) 379-0505

At Nexus

I joined Nexus in April 2004 (aka the “Stone Age”). I am a program director responsible for the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) which trains and places participants on publicly appointed boards or commissions, with the goal to advance equity in the Twin Cities region.


My commitment is to community in its various forms and functions, whether it be place- or affinity-based.  This is evident in the various boards and activities I am involved in – which is 4 for right now!  I love serving as a connector among and within different communities.  I grew up as a member of the St. Paul’s Hmong community and continue to live there with my greatest asset, my family.


That one day I will have contributed a tiny part to creating a better world for our children.