Meet Our Staff

  Bettina

Bettina Cannon
COORDINATOR-SECRETARY TO SURGERY CHAIRMAN

Bettina is a native of Texas with a heart for the mountainous East Tennessee.  She brings 15 years of corporate medical office experience to the Department of Surgery.  In addition to her coordinator responsibilities, Bettina also serves as the Executive Assistant to the Surgery Department Chair.  Her duties include planning and coordinating the annual Medical Horizons program, facilitating surgery call schedules, pager listings, assisting with lectureships and miscellaneous chairman projects.  In her spare time, she loves exploring the great outdoors with her husband, four children and four grandchildren.

Kim Matheson


Kim Matheson
TECHNICAL CLERK- RESIDENT ASSISTANT

Kim is a native of Elizabethton, TN.  She began work with the department on November 3, 2014.  She is the resident assistant and support to two of the department faculty.  Kim loves spending time with her family and friends, and watching her daughter play college golf.  She is excited and blessed to become part of the surgery team!

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Carolyn Hopson, MA

BUSINESS MANAGER-ADMINISTRATOR

Carolyn has been with the Department of Surgery since 1995.  She has been excited to share in the department's growth in teaching, research and funding opportunities.  She is responsible for the academic and clinical administration functions of the department.  She received her masters degree from Tusculum College and undergraduate degree from ETSU.  She enjoys family time and friends, boating, swimming and reading.


 Sheila


Sheila Lyons
TECHNICAL CLERK-MEDIA SPECIALIST

Sheila has been so blessed to be with the department since 2005.  Her responsibilities include production of the department newsletter, maintaining the department web sites, handbooks, and supporting nine of the department faculty. She loves motorcycle riding with her husband, bicycling, spending time with her friends and family, and playing with her 3 grandchildren.

 Stefanie Bowen


Stefanie Bowen
INFORMATION RESEARCH TECH

Stefanie is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee.  She joined the Department of Surgery as the clerkship coordinator in February of 2015 after spending nearly nine years working in academic advising at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  Stefanie is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Political Science.  She enjoys traveling, college football, and combining the two!

 

Brenda 

Brenda Holt
TECHNICAL CLERK

Brenda began work on May 20, 2013, as a information research tech and assistant to the student clerkship. She previously worked as a special education assistant for 10 yrs. She loves spending time with her 2 sons and granddaughter.


Alice Terrell 


Alice Terrell

INFORMATION RESEARCH TECH-RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Alice has worked in the Department of Surgery for 17 years and in higher education for over 35.  She provides support to the Research Faculty and Staff of the Department of Surgery.  When not working she enjoys reading, music and gardening.

Julie


Julie Simerly
SURGERY RESIDENT COORDINATOR

Julie is a native of Elizabethton, TN.  She has been with the department since 2012, and she feels so blessed to have the opportunity to work with the surgery residents, faculty, and staff every day.  Julie is a graduate of Milligan College and has previously spent five years working in the field of human resources.  In her spare time, she is an avid reader, photographer, movie-watcher, and sports fan.  Most of all, she loves spending time with her friends, family, two dogs (Maggie Jane and Ace), and cat (Scout).

Penny 


Penny Wright

INFORMATION RESEARCH TECH

Penny is a native of Bristol and a graduate of ETSU.  She is responsible for purchasing and reimbursements for the department.  Penny budgets accounts and is the assistant to the Office Manager.  She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her motorcycle, and traveling.
   
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