Kristi Henderson, DNP

Vice President for Telehealth & Innovation
Seton Healthcare Family

Dr. Henderson is the Vice President for Telehealth & Innovation at Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas.  Prior to this role she was the Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where she led the development of a statewide telehealth program, which is recognized as a national model. A few of her accomplishments include: 2015 Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women, 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow, the 2014 Nurse Innovator of the Year, 2012 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, and voted an "Edge Runner" by the American Academy of Nurses.

As a recognized leader in healthcare innovation, she has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on “Advancing Telehealth through Connectivity,” as well as the Subcommittee on Rural Health and the White House Domestic Policy Council.

She has made numerous presentations across the country to advance telehealth policy and practice, including giving a TEDx talk in November 2014 and being selected to speak at the 2016 SXSW event in Austin in March 2016.

Her other leadership roles include service as a board member of the American Telemedicine Association; executive director of the Mississippi Telehealth Association; and board member of the Mississippi Health Information Network. She is also a Fellow with the Emergency Nurses Association.

Henderson received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; her master’s degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women; and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi College. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner.