ATI Physical Therapy announces the appointment of Teresa Sparks to its Board of Directors. As a board member, Ms Sparks will bring her perspective from three decades in healthcare executive roles to deepen stewardship of the ATI brand, according to a news release from the company.

An experienced finance leader in healthcare services, Ms Sparks will advise on ATI’s future course as she helps to further drive the organization’s business strategy and growth.

“Teresa is a trusted and valued executive with an established track record in healthcare industry finance. We welcome her wealth of experience and knowledge in this space as we continue to hone the right path to success for the company and leadership of ATI.”

— John (Jack) Larsen, ATI Executive Chairman

Ms Sparks brings deep experience working with both public and private entities, as well as leading complex, multi-site, multi-state companies in highly regulated industries. She served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Envision Healthcare from 2018-2020 where she had a direct hand in growing the company’s footprint in providing quality patient care. Prior to that she held similar roles at Brookdale Senior Living, Surgery Partners Inc, and Symbion Inc.

In addition to serving on the ATI Board of Directors, Ms Sparks currently serves on the board of directors of Harrow Health Inc, a publicly traded ophthalmic-focused healthcare company, where she is chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and governance and compensation committees. She also serves on the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee of several other private companies.

Ms. Sparks received a BS in Business Administration and Accounting Summa Cum Laude from Trevecca Nazarene University and completed the requirements to be a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) in the State of Tennessee.

“I am honored to join the board of an established, yet innovative healthcare brand. ATI has a rich history in helping people get back to being the best version of themselves, and that mission is more important today than ever before. For more than a quarter century, ATI has led the way in musculoskeletal health, and I look forward to helping chart our course for the next chapter.”

— Teresa Sparks

[Source(s): ATI Physical Therapy, PR Newswire]