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Terrence Roche

Terrence Roche

  • Vice President, Professional Services, Ounce of Prevention
  • Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Terrence serves as Vice President of Professional Services at The Ounce of Prevention Fund, a national nonprofit whose mission is to advance quality early learning for families with children before birth through their earliest years to help close the opportunity gap. At The Ounce, Terrence leads efforts to develop and scale a portfolio of early-childhood workforce professional development offerings across the United States.

Previously, Terrence was Senior Vice President for Strategy & Operations at Kellen, a global professional services organization that specializes in working with nonprofit associations. In this role, he led an organizational change and operational excellence program while managing company operations that helped staff support the success of clients, including Strategy, Technology, Education, Internal Communications, Customer Service, and Office Services. Prior to Kellen Company, Terrence held a variety of roles over 12 years at YMCA of the USA, the national office for the largest nonprofit in the U.S. leading functions related to strategy, product development, quality improvement, change management, project management, program evaluation, and grantsmanship.

Terrence is a decorated veteran who served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps with an overseas deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He also was an Advanced General Manager at Cintas Corporation. Terrence earned a Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Terrence is a volunteer for Race Conscious Dialogues, and in addition to teaching in SESP, he also teaches two courses at Northwestern's Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organization's Certificate Program.