Teresa Dickens, Development Coordinator
In her new role, Teresa will be the staff lead for all logistics associated with chapter events. This includes all Eastern PA One Walk events and the Philadelphia Gala. She will work closely with our Development Managers to make sure events are well-planned, well-executed, and budget-friendly.
Teresa graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, a concentration in Marketing, and a Dance Minor. She previously worked as a fashion merchandiser at Bloomingdale’s. Teresa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age four, and her twin sister was diagnosed at 19. JDRF has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember, as she has participated in events such as One Walk and Children’s Congress.
Deirdre Tripodi, Development Manager
Deirdre is the new staff lead of One Walk Philadelphia and Rockin’ Docs. Prior to joining JDRF, Deirdre held a range of positions in event fundraising for science and healthcare organizations, including March of Dimes and the American Association for Cancer Research. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Saint Bonaventure University.
Deirdre is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area. She currently resides in Montgomery County with her husband, Joe, and their son, James. Deirdre enjoys spending time down the shore in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, cheering on Philadelphia sport teams and attending concerts.