Teree Caldwell-Johnson

CEO, Oakridge Neighborhood

Teree Caldwell-Johnson has spent her entire career in public service and adds a dimension of expertise around community infrastructure, housing, and public education to the Housing Trust Fund Board.


In 1988 Teree was appointed Executive Director of the Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines, then Polk County Manager in 1996, and in 2004 to her current position as CEO of Oakridge Neighborhood, whose campus has 339 housing units for more than 1,000 people, and provides services for some of our community”s most vulnerable residents.


Teree is Chair of the Des Moines School Board and has been elected to three, four-year terms beginning in 2006. She also serves on the board of directors of Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and The Director”s Council.


Born in Salina, Kansas, Teree has a B.A. in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and a M.P.A. from the University of Kansas.

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