Terry is the Director of the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at Maine General Hospital covering Kennebec and Somerset counties. As a prior recipient of WIC, food stamps and Medicaid, she brings with a level of empathy and compassion to her work. Under her watch, all of WIC participants feel dignity and compassion. When her son was a baby, he dealt with chronic ear infections and after almost a year of on-and-off again antibiotics, she knew she could not keep doing this to him. In 1995, she started studying holistic medicine and received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Natural Health Sciences. She had a private practice in Connecticut as a Natural Health Practitioner for a year, where she quickly realized that this was not the demographic that she wanted to work with. She strongly believes all people have the right to good information regarding their wellness through nutrition and healthy cooking, even on a limited income. In 2009, she was hired to develop nutrition workshops for the vulnerable population at a health plan that served families on Medicaid. She brought the first “train the trainer” model of Cooking Matters in the Hartford and New Haven communities. Neighbors are now teaching neighbors how to shop for, cook and consume healthy meals on a limited budget. In her spare time, she loves to cook and work in her vegetable, herb and perennial gardens. She is an herbalist and make specialized formulas for people and animals.