Dr. Henderson is the Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center(UMMC). She holds dual appointments in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing. A few of her accomplishments include: 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow, the 2014 MississippiNurses Association’s (MNA) Nurse Innovator of the Year, 2012 MNA Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, and voted an “Edge Runner” by the American Academy of Nurses.
She has spent her career as an administrator, educator, innovator, researcher and clinician in both private and public organizations, in rural and urban settings. Her focus has primarily been on improving and coordinating the health care delivery system with the utilization of technology (telehealth) and Nurse Practitioners for improved access and coordination of care. She has led the development of a statewide Telehealth Program which is recognized as a top telehealth program in the U.S. Nationally recognized, Dr.Henderson has testified to the White House Domestic Policy Council and made numerous presentations on telehealth across the country. Dr. Henderson is regularly consulted by other state health care leaders, politicians, physicians, nurses, journalists and members of the academic community.
Some of her leadership roles include service as the Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association’s Institutional Council, Executive Director of the Mississippi Telehealth Association, Mississippi Health Information Network’s Board of Directors, Mississippi Healthcare Solutions Institute and the State Workforce Investment Board. Dr. Henderson is also a Fellow in the Emergency Nurses Association.
She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, her master’s degree in nursing, from the Mississippi University for Women, & her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi College. She maintains national certification as a family & acute care nurse practitioner.