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Surgery

Quillen College of Medicine

Meet Our Staff

Staff

Bettina Cannon

Bettina Cannon

Coordinator-Secretary to Surgery Chairman,  

Contact:

423-439-6268
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) Room 2-53

Bettina Cannon

Coordinator-Secretary to Surgery Chairman 

Bettina is a native of Texas with a heart for the mountainous East Tennessee.  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 family.




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Jodi Epps

Business Manager,  

Contact:

423-439-6337
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) Room 2-34

 

Jodi Epps

Business Manager 

Jodi is a native of North Carolina and a Wingate University graduate. She started working for the department in January of 2019. She previously worked in ETSU’s Human Resource department for almost 8 years. Prior to that, she worked in Human Resources and as an Assistant to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, before moving to Tennessee. She enjoys boating/watersports, traveling, and spending time with her husband, 2 sons and 1 daughter-in-law. 

Brenda Holt

Brenda Holt

Clerkship Coordinator,  

Contact:

423-439-8806
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) 3rd Floor

Brenda Holt

Clerkship Coordinator 

Brenda began work on May 20, 2013.  She is the departments Clerkship Coordinator.  She previously worked as a special education assistant for 10 yrs. She loves spending time with her 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

 

 

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Sheila Lyons

Technical Clerk - Media Specialist,  

Contact:

423-439-6771
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) 2nd Floor

Sheila Lyons

Technical Clerk - Media Specialist 

Sheila has been with the department since 2005.  Prior coming to ETSU, she spent 10 years in Christian Education.  She says she feels so blessed to be working with such an awesome faculty & staff. Her responsibilities include coordinating lectureships, production of the department newsletter, maintaining the department web sites, handbooks, and supporting 8 of the department faculty. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying her 5 grandchildren.

Kim

Kim Matheson

Information Research Technician,  

Contact:

423-439-6266
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) 3rd Floor

Kim Matheson

Information Research Technician 

Kim is an assistant with the Junior Surgery Clerkship and works with the Residency Program.  She also provides support for 6 department faculty.  Kim loves spending time with her family, traveling, and playing with her fur baby Huxley, the Havanese.  She says she feels very blessed to be a part of the Department of Surgery team.

Jessica Robinette

Jessica Robinette

Technical Clerk - Resident Assistant,  

Contact:

423-439-6266
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) 2nd Floor

Jessica Robinette

Technical Clerk - Resident Assistant 

Jessica is a native of Greeneville, Tn.  She graduated from ETSU in 2014, with a B.S. Degree in business.  She began working in the department on June 2, 2017.  Jessica's hobbies are running, hanging out with her friends, and spending time with her amazing dog, Razi.

Julie Simerly

Julie Simerly

Surgery Resident Coordinator,  

Contact:

423-439-6267
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) Room 24-5

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).

Alice Terrell

Alice Terrell

Information Research Tech - Research Assistant,  

Contact:

423-439-6261
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) Room 3-47

Alice Terrell

Information Research Tech - Research Assistant 

Alice has worked in the Department of Surgery for 22 years and in higher education for over 41.  She provides support to the Research Faculty and Staff of the Department of Surgery.  When not working she enjoys reading, music and gardening.

Penny

Penny Wright

Information Research Tech,  

Contact:

423-439-6263
Carl A Jones Hall (VA Bldg 1) 2nd Floor

Penny Wright

Information Research Tech 

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

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