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Teri G. Fontenot​


Teri G. Fontenot is a high-impact strategist and visionary in an industry where disruption and risk are the norm. As CEO of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for over two decades, Teri increased net assets to nearly a billion dollars and positioned the quantenary regional referral system as a national leader in women’s health. She has held leadership positions on numerous state and national boards of insurance, healthcare, banking and utility companies. Teri is passionate about adding shareholder value through effective governance and strategic direction. She is known for her innovative thinking and ability to lead beyond the status quo while working collaboratively and leveraging her extensive industry network to help organizations achieve their goals. Having reported to a governing body herself, Teri respects the difference between management and governance. Teri served as CFO, COO, and EVP at four health systems before being named president and CEO of Woman’s in 1996…
Notable board service includes the Sixth District Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Audit Committee Chair); the American Hospital Association (2012 Board Chair); and National Institutes of Health Council on Research in Women’s Health. She is on the board of directors of three public companies, a private utility, two private equity portfolio companies, and is a senior advisor to four private equity firms. She is also on the board of Orlando Health, a $7 billion not-for-profit health system in central Florida. As a CPA/MBA, she is a SEC qualified financial expert and frequently serves as audit committee chair. Teri has received numerous honors including being named to the lists of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Top 25 Women in Healthcare’ and ‘Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare’; and Becker’s Top Twelve Female CEOs Making Their Mark.

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