For over 20 years, Therese Adams has held nonprofit leadership positions working in Santa Cruz, California as a fund development consultant, development director, community organizer, and executive director. Since 2014, she has practiced Leadership for Community Transformation with Monica Sharma assisting in the training of hundreds of leaders in Santa Cruz County and the Bay Area of California. In her work as a fund development consultant, she incorporates the Conscious Full Spectrum Response and Radical Transformational Leadership to promote equity and generosity to transform the current nonprofit fund development and philanthropy practices to fund programs that sustainably solve social problems. Since 2012, Therese has also worked on the issues of homelessness, advocating for sustainable system shifting solutions based on fairness, dignity, and compassion. She is currently a Community Organizer for Smart Solutions To Homelessness, an initiative of the United Way of Santa Cruz County and was the Development Director for Pajaro Valley Shelter Services. Originally from Los Angeles, Therese moved to Santa Cruz to receive her BA in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz. For several decades, she was the Executive Director of Moving and Storage Performance Company and was the SPECTRA arts coordinator and instructor for Cultural Council of Santa Cruz, County working to ensure every school in the county had arts programming. Therese is also passionate about transforming the current biased and violent trends in our media and culture, fostering projects that use the Conscious Full Spectrum Response to create life-affirming media, game design, and to promote arts programming for populations that have traditionally not had access.