Executive Director

Teresa Anderson has over 30 years serving, supporting, and advocating for and with individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) community. She began her career as a direct support professional in day programs, residential settings, as well as job coaching. Thereafter, in the early 90’s she worked as a program specialist in a non-public school supporting the transition of students out of the Sonoma Developmental Center as part of the Coffeltlawsuit. Prior to coming to CPCIDD Teresa was the Public Policy Director for The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration where she worked to advance the human and civil rights of people with IDD. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, a Master’s Degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Health Advocacy for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and a Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially loves beating her husband in golf.