Ms. Terri Smith Bresenham Independent Director
Ms. Terri is passionate about developing new systems of healthcare that yield more precision, affordability and accessibility for patients. She is a proven innovator and global healthcare domain expert, with a track record of technical, commercial and operational excellence that creates sustainable, profitable growth across many different situations and geographies. She is co-founder of Forte Health Advisors, LLC and serves on boards of healthcare companies in the USA and internationally that focus on novel innovations, digital platforms, tech-enabled services, and new care delivery models that can scale and benefit patients, providers and investors.
Ms. Terri’s career spans roles in hospital, R&D, commercialization and operational environments. As a GE Corporate Officer, Terri spent nearly 30 years with GE’s Healthcare business, most recently serving as Chief Innovation Officer, where she led innovation and the identification and incubation of disruptive business models for the company. This included leading GE’s billion-dollar digital health business and advancing clinical data, AI platforms and partnerships.
Prior to this, she was President and CEO of GE’s Sustainable Healthcare Solutions business, based out of Bangalore, India, focused on improving access to quality care in regions of Africa, India and Southeast Asia. She and her team developed new systems of R&D, launched a health tech incubator (five.eight) to partner with regional innovation, created a medical skills creation platform and built specialized project development solutions for governments, aid organizations and development banks. Earlier, Ms. Terri served as President and CEO of GE Healthcare India, where she spearheaded development of a portfolio of affordable innovations and created GenWorks, a first-in-market distribution and services company to exclusively bring innovative medical technologies to the semi-urban and rural markets of India. Previously she was CEO of various global product businesses of Ultrasound, Molecular Imaging, Women’s Health and Bone Health businesses and in the early part of her GE career was a design engineer in MR, CT and PET. She earned her Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas, and her Bachelor’s in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee.
Ms. Terri is active in community-based health projects and is a champion for women leadership in technology and global health.