Connections April 2016 - Staff

Meet the TPCA Staff

This Connections feature introduces readers to two TPCA staff members in each issue. This month, learn who has pit bulls named for an NFL star and who dreams of learning to play drums.

  Luke Terwilliger

Clinical Coordinator

Responsibilities include coordinating all activities and training events related to clinical and quality work programs; serving as project manager for the implementation of i2i Systems; and assisting with data collecting, reporting and grant application development.

I've worked at TPCA since
... May 2015.

In my spare time, I enjoy ... kayaking, fishing, softball, and playing with my two pit bulls -- Russ and Sherman.

My favorite part of working with health centers is ... hearing about the great work being accomplished across the state. It takes a special person to work in an FQHC, and it is truly a privilege to hear the passion and joy from health center staff as they describe their successes.

A personal goal ... to earn a master's degree. I hope to start a master's program in January 2016.

You may not know ... in February, I completed my first half-marathon and I ran my second in March! I plan to continue to train and see where it takes me.

 Nikki Viverette

Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator

Responsibilities include providing technical assistance and disseminating information to FQHC Outreach and Enrollment staff and others involved in O&E efforts; providing training to FQHC staffs and others involved with O&E efforts across the state; and collaborating with partners and providing consumer referrals.


I've worked at TPCA since ... September 2013.

In my spare time, I enjoy ... hiking, dancing, roller-skating, being outside, and sharing meals with friends.

My favorite part of working with health centers is ... being able to work with such dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate Outreach and Enrollment staff from across the state. I am constantly reminded that we are all in this together, and am so proud of the work they, and the health centers as a whole, do.

A personal goal ... to make all my gifts for Christmas, be less car-dependent and learn how to play the drums!

You may not know ... I was in a car club in high school, I have a dance to the Space Jam movie theme song, and I can recite all of Tupac's and Dr. Dre's California Love.