Meet our Chief Executive Officer, Terri Sabella, RN BSN JD PhD CPHQ
Terri Sabella, RN, JD, PhD is currently the Chief Executive Officer of HealthPoint, a Federally Qualified Health Center providing high-quality primary care, including medical, behavioral health, and dental services, to over 48,500 unique individuals at 24 clinic sites in the Brazos Valley region of Texas and beyond (02/2021-Present). She is also the immediate past-Board chairperson for Qsource, a nonprofit quality organization.
Prior to joining HealthPoint, Dr. Sabella was the CEO of the Tennessee Primary Care Association, providing training, technical assistance, and advocacy to health centers as the membership organization for FQHCs across the state of Tennessee (05/2018-02/2021). She first joined the FQHC/health center movement in 2011 with CommUnityCare in Austin, Texas, holding numerous leadership roles including General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and Interim Chief Executive Officer (04/2011-08/2017).
Dr. Sabella is a registered nurse with specialized training through the Critical Care Trauma Nurse Internship at Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS) in Dallas, Texas. She practiced from 1996-2011 in the trauma department, emergency department, and surgical intensive care unit at PHHS. In addition, she has been a Health Care Attorney since 2005 and practiced in a variety of settings including the Rogaliner Law Firm (12/2005-04/2011), CommUnityCare, and the Sabella Law Firm, PLLC (09/2017-05/2018).
She holds a BSN from the University of Texas at Austin School of nursing, a JD from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and a PhD in healthcare management and health policy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. Her expertise in quality improvement is recognized by the National Association for Healthcare Quality with certification as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).