Our Staff

Executive Director – Vanessa Y. Tercero

Actiting Executive DirectorMs. Tercero has worked passionately towards the Dignity mission for the past 19 years. Having previously acted as Dignity’s Deputy Director, she has gained an expertise in overseeing all areas of the agency’s operation. Her experience includes managing the Fund Development Department, where she has overseen the implementation and planning of numerous successful fundraising activities including an annual gala, individual solicitations, and foundation grant writing. Ms. Tercero was instrumental in Dignity securing housing contracts with the government and continues to oversee the compliance and reporting for the contracts. She has also worked closely with the Social Service Department, developing and implementing programming and services for residents in Dignity’s housing programs.  Ms. Tercero has also acted as a leading force behind the advocacy towards Dignity’s mission in securing affordable housing resources throughout the Philadelphia area. With a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Public Policy, as well as an abundant knowledge of non-profit success, Dignity Housing is confident in her leadership as we continue the journey ahead.


Dignity Housing Staff


Vanessa Y. Tercero            Executive Director                                       vtercero@dignityhousing.org

Tina Tyson                          Office Manager/HR Coordinator               ttyson@dignityhousing.org


Brenda Austin                    Director of Finance                                         baustin@dignityhousing.org

Fund Development    

Jessica Blum                       Development Manager                                  jblum@dignityhousing.org


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