Staff - TERI Directors

TERI Directors

Names & Programs

Link to Executive Team
Amy Schaffner- Director of Family Support Services
DeAnn Brewer- Director of Residential Services
George Thompson- Director of Performing Arts
Jana McMahon- Director of Culinary
Jeff Horne- Director of Behavioral Support Services
Jenell Tiffany- Director of Therapeutic Equestrian
Kimmy Roberts- Director of Strategic Partnerships
Nicole Brinks- Director of Annual Giving
Pat Friedman- Director of Learning Academy
Rhonda Maxson- Fitness Director
Rolando Arrazola Reyes- Director of Transportation
Shane Peterson-Hamilton- Country School Director
Tommy Wooley- CAL Program Director

Staff - Greg Snaer

Greg Snaer

Director of Legacy & Community Engagement

Since 1997, Greg has been a vibrant part of the TERI Family. Starting as an instructor at the Learning Academy, he has since worked and led many programs and initiatives at TERI, leaving an indelible mark on each one. Greg has weaved his passion for artistic expression into launching art, music, theatre, and yoga programs at TERI. Greg’s belief in Collective Impact is evident in his work with legacy planning and his passion and involvement in helping the community to connect with people with special needs.

“When not working I enjoy: community projects, yoga, musical performance, outdoor activities, and family life.”


Staff - Kathryn Werner

Kathryn Werner

Impact Investments Manager

Kate brings to TERI nearly 10 years of experience working with social enterprises. Her passion for innovative, change-making organizations has taken her throughout the United States and the world. Kate has made San Diego her home, hiking and camping whenever possible. She loves seeing the TERI Band play and the joy that music brings to their lives. Kate is motivated to connect the BIG impact at TERI with investors and community leaders in our own backyard—and beyond!


Staff - Dr. Terri Williams

Dr. Terri Williams

Foundation & Government Counsel

Dr. Terri Williams specializes in organized philanthropy. Over the span of 20 years she has raised over $60 million for education, health, human service and animal charities and continues to provide counsel for select nonprofits through leadership, strategic planning and grants writing.  She possesses a Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration, a Master’s of Business Administration and a Doctorate in Management/Organizational Leadership.  Around the office, Terri is known as the “walking encyclopedia.”

“When not working I enjoy: recharging and remaining focused, I enjoy my horses and compete at local, regional, and national horse shows.”


Staff - Nicole Brinks

Nicole Brinks

Director of Annual Giving

Nicole has been with TERI since 2010.  She holds two Bachelor Degrees in Marketing and Finance from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She has an undeniable passion for working with the families and students at TERI.

“When not working I enjoy: traveling, spending time with my family, and supporting the other passion in my life, animals. And of course, listening to 80’s music- I love it!”


Staff - Ashley Klein

Ashley Klein

Marketing & Communications

Ashley came to TERI in 2015 with experience in development and marketing at non-profits and is a former high-school English teacher. She is a proud alumni of Florida State University – Go Seminoles! TERI has been the perfect place to utilize her talents and desire to be a part of a mission that will change the world. TERI’s positive learning environment filled with interesting, loving students and dedicated staff are a daily inspiration. Ashley is particularly passionate about building the Campus of Life so that TERI can live out its mission to the fullest capability-all to benefit the TERI students and those with developmental disabilities beyond our walls.

“When not working I enjoy: baking, being outdoors walking through beautiful California trails, and spending time with my husband!”


Staff - Audrey Phillips

Audrey Phillips

Development Coordinator

Audrey recently joined the TERI team after relocating to San Diego from Seattle. Her passion and commitment to helping others led her to pursue a career within the non-profit sector, particularly helping those with special needs. She is a former paralegal and has always been an active volunteer at animal shelters and within the juvenile justice system. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in both Communication and Sociology.

“When not working I enjoy: exploring San Diego, trying out new recipes, scuba diving, and watching the Seahawks win!”