lead with care
Map Terri ’83 don’t just care about people. She cares about taking care of people when they need it most. Card is the COO of Ambulatory Operations for MultiCare Behavioral Health, but says she is still a clinician and care provider at heart. That may be because she has spent most of her 43-year career in the mental health field doing just that – providing care.
“I always tell people, if you’re looking for a role model for a quick rise to leadership, don’t look at me, don’t look at my career,” Card laughs. “I just took it slow and steady and always put in more hours, worked harder, listened to people and tried to learn everything I could.”
Card did not enter the field with aspirations to become a manager, but she was identified by her peers and organizational leaders as a dedicated and high-capacity leader and was named vice president of clinical services and director operating Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare in 1998. She enrolled in Chapman University’s Master of Health Administration program and graduated in 2005. In 2012, she was named President and Chief the management of Greater Lakes. In 2018, when Greater Lakes merged with MultiCare, she was appointed to her current position.
Read our full profile of Terri Card.