Terri Ann Parnell, DNP, RN, is Vice President, Community Health at North Shore LIJ Health System and Assistant Professor of Population Health at the Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine. She is responsible for having established a diversity, inclusion, and health literacy strategic plan and is implementing initiatives that support the mission of the office across the 16-hospital Health System, its communities, and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Parnell developed an online educational module ""Health Literacy: Partnering for Patient-Centered Care"" and received second place in the Champion category of the Leonard G. Doak Health Literacy Innovator Award for the demonstration of commitment to excellence in health literacy within an organization. She has also received nursing awards for excellence in research, patient and family education, and community service. She is a steering committee member on the American Nurses Association Care Coordination Quality Measures Panel and a participating member on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy. She is a frequent presenter locally, nationally, and internationally, and has published in the areas of women and heart disease, patient education, and health literacy. She is author of Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas: A Five-Week Program for Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle (2008).