A Registered nurse who is considered an expert in the field of telemedicine having worked in the field for almost 20 years. Terri brings a wealth of knowledge by working in high risk OB for 10 years, legal nurse consulting, critical care, pre and post op care anesthesia, she still works a few hours a month assisting with oral surgery.. She works with an awesome team of innovative professionals at the Institute of Digital Health and Innovations as a clinical director with telemedicine. Her role has been to introduce and educate healthcare professionals around the state in expansion and lend a hand in providing access to health care throughout Arkansas. She has participated in the efforts and events that led to each hospital in Arkansas, county health departments and community health centers having telemedicine equipment placed to provide access to healthcare. She helped to establish the first call center for high risk OB, played an integral part in establishing the first in the nation statewide telestroke program, and was a leading figure in the forming of a one of a kind image repository that allows x-ray, CT, ,MRI, etc., images from any hospital in the state of Arkansas to be sent to a hospital as part of Arkansas Trauma System. Terri participates in different grants that focus efforts on providing resources for individuals with traumatic brain injuries and coordinating resources in other areas for access to medical care.
She has a past appointed to serve 2 terms as a member of Arkansas Board of Nursing holding positions while serving as vice president and secretary. She has served as Chair Telehealth Nursing Special Interest Group for American Telemedicine Association. She also volunteers time to her community as past president of the neighborhood association and leads fundraising events for the group. She also volunteers with the statewide System of Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) program with mass vaccine clinics in the past for flu and most recent with Covid-19. In 2016, she received the Adam Rule Telehealth Ninja Award and in 2018, she was honored as one of Arkansas Great Nurses. She continues to enjoy working with educators and medical providers at UAMS to provide care to anyone in Arkansas.