Terri Sabella is an experienced health care professional and her expertise covers all aspects of the industry sector. She brings great depth to the SPI Team in this capacity.
Terri has experience in a number of states and is currently serving as the chief executive officer of the Tennessee Primary Care Association. She provides collaborative leadership, advocacy, and support as the voice of the state’s community health centers.
Prior to that role, Terri led a large multi-site, multi-specialty Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Texas first as its attorney and then chief operating officer (COO) and chief nursing officer. During her tenure as COO, the center doubled in size by adding sites and service lines while transforming its care delivery methodology to achieve Level 3 Personal Care and Home Management (PCHM) recognition.
Beginning her career in health care as an intensive care unit and trauma nurse, Terri developed an ethos for providing the highest quality of care without regard for the patient’s ability to pay. That advocacy inspired her transition to law and graduation from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. As an attorney she has represented health systems, hospitals, physicians, and other practitioners.
Terri’s background has provided her with extensive knowledge of health care delivery and a keen understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in which organizations must function.