Celeste E. Terry, MSSA, is the Assistant Executive Director of the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc. where she is responsible for Special Projects including brand marketing.  She is an innovator of synergy marketing which combines new technology to create impact and results.

She is the author of Transforming Non-Profits For Relevancy in Challenging Times (2008). Celeste was included in the Third Edition of Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, and the recipient of the Call & Post Newspaper’s “Northeast Ohio’s Most Influential Award 2007”.

Celeste created and hosts a weekly internet radio talk show, “Demystifying Non-Profits” on www.globaltalkradio.com since 2005, making her the first African American woman to host an internet radio talk show.  She also created and hosts a podcast, “Digital Sista”, which is downloaded across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

She is an Adjunct Field Instructor to graduate social work students at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  She is a Certified Anger Management instructor for Beech Brook, a mental health facility.

She has been an invited Keynote Speaker at the National Press Club, “Distinguished Contributor Alumni Lecture Series” presenter at Case Western Reserve University, creator and instructor of “Innovative Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations” at Case Western University – Continuing Education.  She is also a Peer Reviewer with the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice.

Ms. Terry holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


Celeste is comfortable talking about:

  • Nonprofit marketing and management, i.e., transformative/synergy marketing
  • Motivation/Inspiration
  • Self-publishing
  • Anger Management
  • Internet Talk Show Hosting/podcasting

For interviews: 216.566.9263 or celest@sbcglobal.net