Therese brings more than 20 years of strategic leadership within the healthcare industry, including United Health Group, Capital Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania. As Vice President of Practice Design and Care Integration at Jefferson Health, Therese focused on analytical tools and techniques to integrate data and digital trends to ensure adoption of best practices, improve health outcomes, prevent costly errors and reduce avoidable acute care visits.
Using data to design and deploy new approaches, Therese has helped create new revenue streams and move organizations to a population health risk management and performance improvement philosophy. She has a keen sense and ability to leverage the participation of key stakeholders in the testing, design and deployment that is key to creating sustainable change and demonstrating measurable improvements.
She applies systems thinking and methodologies to define problems and design solutions for large businesses that serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Her experience includes work with the US Government, both nationally and locally. In addition to her industry experience, Therese serves as Professor of Practice in Systems Thinking in the Executive MBA program and teaches Transformational Leadership in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Villanova University.
Therese holds an MBA from Villanova University is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) and received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from The University of Pennsylvania and BSN from The University of Scranton. Narzikul remains active locally and nationally with the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, promoting performance excellence in healthcare delivery, education and non-profit systems. She serves on the Board of Managers for the Ralston Center.