Terry has more than 28 years of professional experience working with rural health care providers and their communities. He is the former Executive Director of The Center. In that position, Terry managed contracts and grants with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Veterans Administration, the Federal Communications Commission's Rural Health Corporation, the National Rural Health Association and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and more than a dozen state departments of health and numerous private foundations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Area Foundation. Terry has led numerous Health and Human Services-funded rural health initiatives, including the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, the National Rural Health Information Technology Coalition and the Mississippi Delta Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI) Project.
In the past five years, Terry has facilitated six national summit meetings on various rural health topics, including health information technology, rural hospitals, quality leadership, performance improvement and rural health networks. Currently, he serves as part of the adjunct faculty at both the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School and the College of St. Scholastica, where he teaches Health Policy and Performance Management respectively. Terry has spent the past 16 years working with state offices of rural health, state rural health associations, community health centers and rural hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. During that period, he has made more than 150 presentations at state and national conferences and has consulted in more than 30 states on topics including strategic planning, network and community development, health information technology, quality improvement, health care models and performance measurement. Terry has a Master of Public Administration from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Arts in History/Journalism from the University of Minnesota. He also has a Mini-MBA for Nonprofit Leaders from Harvard Business School.