Vice President - Awards
Teresa Collins has been in the communications field for over 18 years, holding various jobs in both the private and public sector. She started off her career by writing copy for radio commercials and found her way to a role as the marketing director for a local non-profit. She eventually ended up as a professional government communicator.
Teresa has a strong communications and marketing background, which includes community outreach, arts marketing, crisis communications, media relations, and strategic planning. She was recognized in 2009 alongside her husband as Combined Health Agencies volunteer of the year for their work with the San Diego ALS Association.
Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM). She is a graduate of CSUSM’s Leadership North County class of 2018 and holds her certificate in Public Information from the J. Lindsay Wolf PIO Institute. She is a San Diego native and currently resides in Escondido with her husband Joe and son Elliot.