Tesha Simpson, DNP, NP-C, was promoted to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer of AMSURG in 2022. Simpson has over 16 years of healthcare industry leadership experience. Before joining AMSURG as GI Division President in 2021, Simpson held leadership positions with several healthcare companies, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer for Optum in Florida, where she oversaw primary care operations in 11 counties. Simpson previously managed strategic planning for over 400 multispecialty practices within a health system of 14 hospitals for BayCare Medical Group. Additionally, she has worked nearly two decades as a nurse practitioner in the Tampa Bay, Florida, area. Simpson earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida as well as a Master of Science and a Doctorate from the University of Florida School of Nursing.