Arizona Domestic Abuse Nonprofit Places Interim

Arizona Domestic Abuse Nonprofit Places Interim

Third Sector Company is pleased to share that Terri Leon is Interim Executive Director at the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) in Apache Junction, AZ.


Terri is a graduate of Interim Executives Academy Class #6 in Phoenix and brings over 30 years of nonprofit executive and philanthropic leadership. Terri is a strategic, collaborative, and data-driven decision-maker focused on achieving program outcomes that positively address community needs. 



CAAFA Board President Norm Duve expressed excitement for Terri’s interim engagement and is looking forward to the stability an interim can bring to the future of the organization.


“In a very short time as the Interim Executive Director Terri has shown a clear understanding of the challenges we have at CAAFA and is addressing those challenges in a manner that will ensure not only stability but the readiness to grow our services. The board of directors is excited to work with Terri in her efforts and are confident in the future of CAAFA.”


Terri Leon was the previous Senior Program Officer of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Chief Operating Officer of Friendly House, both located in the Greater Phoenix Area.


Terri said, “I’m excited to serve in the interim role at CAAFA. I look forward to helping the board and staff clearly align their priorities with the purpose of helping victims of sexual and physical abuse. CAFFA’s comprehensive service model is progressive and trauma-informed that meets participants where they’re at and helps them move to wholeness.


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our very best to Terri and CAFFA in continuing to provide support to victims of domestic and sexual violence.


Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA)’s mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to be free from abuse through collaboration, prevention, awareness, and support. The vision is loving, healthy, happy families and communities. CAAFA was founded in 1998 by community members who were confronted by the tragic reality that local victims of domestic violence and their children were living in their cars and out in the desert because they had nowhere to go. CAAFA has grown substantially since then, now serving victims of domestic and sexual violence from Pinal and eastern Maricopa Counties (i.e. the East Valley).


Third Sector Company and the graduates of Interim Executives Academy are available to provide vetted, highly-trained interim nonprofit leadership. From the training and experience at Interim Executives Academy, the graduates can provide a series of protocols and deliverables to ensure a successful interim leader engagement. They will also have access to mentorship and coaching through our community of interim leadership practice.


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