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Teresa Ortega-Curry

Teresa Ortega-Curry, Cuban paralegal. Recipient Outstanding Volunteer of Year National Association of Fundraising Executives, 1996. Founder Legal Literacy Program, Our Lady of Valley Church, Canoga Park, since 1995; chairperson County of Los Angeles Toy Loan Program, 1995-1998; interpreter LEGA International Doctors of Mercy, 1999. Member Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (docent since 1993).

Background

  • Ortega-Curry, Teresa was born on October 3, 1959 in Havana, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1969. Daughter of Antonio Francisco Ortega and Oilda Franco.

  • Education

    • Student, CSUN, Hawthorne, California.

    Career

    • Legal secretary, Los Angeles, since 1983. Court appointed child advocate Los Angeles Superior Court, 1987-1989. Creator, host tv program Tell a Friend, since 1997.

    Politics

    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The faith should be based on the Bible, but also on reason, tradition, and personal experience.

    Views

    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

    Membership

    Founder Legal Literacy Program, Our Lady of Valley Church, Canoga Park, since 1995. Chairperson County of Los Angeles Toy Loan Program, 1995-1998. Interpreter LEGA International Doctors of Mercy, 1999.

    Member Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (docent since 1993).

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing, flying, reading, researching.

    Connections

    • Married Manuel L. Curry III, June 20, 1991. Children: Ashley M. Mathis, Mia E. Curry.
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    Born October 3, 1959
    (age 58)