Ann Salyer-Caldwell retired as the deputy director at Tarrant County Public Health in 2020. She holds a BS degree in Dietetics from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Public Health degree from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is a registered dietitian and a retired US Navy Captain with over 39 years of public health experience. Ms. Salyer-Caldwell has served on many community boards and was selected as a Healthcare Hero by the Fort Worth Business Press in 2018. In addition to proudly serving ICTC, she is a Meals on Wheels volunteer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Open Arms Health Clinic in Arlington.
Terri Andrews graduated from University of Maryland Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and while raising her family graduated from TCU with a Bachelor of General Studies. She is always busy, married to a retired Nephrologist, playing with grandchildren and volunteering in local and state community health projects since 1985. She joined ICTC in 2005, leading as president since 2006.
Anita Colbert graduated from PA School of Nursing in 1971. She spent many years in hospital nursing and four years as a school nurse in Okinawa, Japan. In 1991, she found her real calling as a Public Health nurse and began an immunization program during a measles outbreak in Fort Worth, Texas. This program is still successful today and much of it is credited to Tarrant County Public Health and the working relationship with Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County. Since 1991, she has been directly involved in the beginning, nurturing and sustaining of ICTC and has led volunteers and staff through many years of education and events. Anita is married and lives in Granbury, Texas. She has three adult children and five grandchildren.
Ann Treleven received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Maryland, and her masters at Catholic University in Washington D.C. She served as an Army Nurse for over 20 years before retiring and moving to Texas. Though she no longer works as a nurse, she loves to volunteer for various organizations, including Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County. Besides serving as secretary for ICTC, she also serves on the Volunteer Committee.
Larry Locklear is the Regional Manager for the Tarrant and Dallas Service areas that includes 19 Counties. He manages a team of 28 Outreach Counselors that reach out to Medicaid recipients and provide education about access to care through managed care organizations and process enrollments for the STAR, STARKids & STAR+Plus Programs. The Outreach Counselors also provide education about Texas Health Steps (The preventive care services available for recipient's birth to 21 years, which includes ICTC’s services.
Lori Urso has served on the ICTC board since 2013. She became involved with ICTC many years ago as a volunteer and through our partnership with the Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance. As a past president of the Alliance, she feels it is important to maintain our relationship and to help improve the health of Texans.
Bill Harris found the answer to the question asked in his Rotary club. “Where does the USA stand with vaccinating its children?” He found that answer in the ICTC in the late 1990s. Although not having any medical background, he became active in the ICTC mostly during the August Back to School event. He is now the volunteer that has served the longest.
Nancy Eder graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently the School Nurse Consultant for the Diocese of Fort Worth and has been since 1995. She has been a member of ICTC for over 10 years. The Diocese of Fort Worth strongly support immunizations and Nancy is excited to be representing them on ICTC's Board of Director’s.
Juan "Danny" Garcia
Elena Greer first became aware of the unfortunate fact that some people were avoiding vaccines when she was pregnant with her twins. There was a good chance they would be premature, and her doctor warned how vulnerable they would be if they were exposed to whooping cough, which was just on the rise at the time. It’s often a deadly disease to babies, so she had to make sure that everyone who would come in contact with them was up-to-date. This led Elena to The Immunization Partnership and their Advocacy efforts. She is excited to bring her knowledge and personal experience to ICTC as the Advocacy Chair.
Erika Thompson graduated from the University of South Florida with a PhD in public health and University of Florida with an MPH in epidemiology. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the School of Public Health where she conducts research related to HPV vaccination and maternal and child health issues.