Profile: Theresa Tavernero, RN, PhD, MBA



Theresa Tavernero


Theresa Tavernero is the Senior Vice President for Hospital Based Services and Performance and Innovation Consultants for TeamHealth. She has oversight of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Services Contracts in over 700 hospitals across the US. She serves as executive coach for physician leaders and executive teams, specializing in domains of Emotional Intelligence and DISC personality profiling. She teaches as faculty in numerous leadership education development programs. She carries specialty certification in Lean and Six Sigma and TeamSTEPPS. Theresa attended the University of Washington where she received her BSN and MBA/MHA. She is currently completing her Doctorates in Psychology for Human and Organizational Development.

During a span of 40 years, as a nurse leader and executive, she has worked in many capacities, having served as a director and vice president over emergency services and trauma, educator, risk manager and Chief Nursing Officer. She is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Organization and Hospital Association. Theresa has been active in many international missions and endeavors, serving as one of U.S. lead faculty for Indo-US emergency Global Medicine conferences for 10 years. She has led and created the first Emergency Nurse Board Review and Emergency Nurse Fellowship in India.

Theresa is an international and national speaker, having presented in many different venues for ACEP, Society of Hospital Medicine, ENA and Hospital Associations. She has been a faculty for ED Directors’ Academy (EDDA) for many years.

Theresa has authored many articles and was a contributor to the book 'Telephone Triage Protocol for Nurses.' She has co-authored three chapters in the ‘Strauss and Mayer’s Emergency Department Management’ textbook.

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