Daria Teutonico

Vice President of Community Engagement and Operations

Daria brings extensive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit sector to Challenger Center, having worked in the international health, education, and philanthropic sectors.

Ms. Teutonico began her career at EngenderHealth, where she led the design and long-term implementation strategy of reproductive health programs in the United States, Central Asia and Russia. She has also been a program director with the Institute of International Education, working on the Humphrey Fellowship Program and Fulbright Scholar Program and the New Ventures in Philanthropy initiative at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers where she focused on giving circles, philanthropy in rural communities, and racial, ethnic and tribal philanthropy. Daria’s educational background includes a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, a Master of Arts in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. Daria’s focus outside of work is her family, but she does find time to squeeze in participating in half-marathons, volunteering on the local school district’s Day Care Advisory Board, enjoying time on the Outer Banks, and watching as much baseball as possible.


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