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“Terrie is a
personable individual whose warmth and consideration for
others makes her a welcome presence...
Her energy is contagious. She
stands out as
someone who is articulate,
conscientious, highly creative and
resourceful.”

Molly Burke, Ph.D.
Dean, Brennan
School of Business Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM LEADER BIO

Terri Terrie Nolinske , Ph.D., Principal and Managing Member of TNI Consultants LLC forms project teams to identify problems and provide solutions -- improving services, products and people. Her work has taken her throughout the United States, Kenya, Egypt, China, Poland and New Zealand.

Evaluator and Process Improver
As a researcher and evaluator, Terrie works with organizations to gather feedback from key stakeholders using interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, document reviews, observations, journals, case studies and portfolios of work samples to review processes and recommend change. She develops evaluation protocol, designs instruments, creates databases, analyzes data and generates recommendations for change. She is expert in the application of outcomes-based planning and evaluation. (read more)

Educator and Trainer
Working with corporations, not-for-profits and small businesses, Terrie has presented training programs in areas related to strategic planning, accessibility, diversity awareness, mentoring relationships, organizational development, evaluation, process improvement, customer service, program development, disability awareness and creativity.

Terrie has held numerous faculty appointments, including Visiting Assistant Professor in Management at Dominican University, Assistant Professor in Health Systems Management at Rush University and Associate in Orthopaedics at Northwestern University Medical School. (read more)

Healthcare Professional
Terrie received her national registration as an occupational therapist after completing her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and three month internships at each of the following institutions: Wood Veterans Hospital in spinal cord injury, at Northampton Veterans Hospital in psychiatry and at Children’s Hospital at Stanford in pediatric oncology and orthopedics. She ultimately specialized in orthopedics, burns, hand trauma and rehabilitation. (read more)

Museum Professional
Terrie was the Vice President of Education at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida and Associate Director of Education at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. She was heavily involved in exhibition design and development, developing exhibition content, writing interpretives, designing teacher’s exhibition guides and related programming. As a Peer Reviewer for the American Association of Museums, Terrie visits museums to evaluate operations and provide feedback to assist emerging museums. (read more)

Writer and Editor
Terrie has written over 150 human interest, feature stories and business articles for consumer magazines, technical publications, peer-reviewed journals and newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune. She was elected into the prestigious National Association of Science Writers in 1988.

She has written grants, brochures, training manuals and teacher’s guides for museum exhibitions. She has also written copy for exhibits, collection labels and graphics for museum exhibitions. (read more)

Media
Terrie has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows to discuss professional issues related to small businesses, mentoring relationships, museum education and exhibits, education, health, accessibility and disability.

Terrie was interviewed by The Chicago Tribune on the importance of mentoring relationships as a means of professional development. Her expertise on issues related to diversity in the workplace was featured in The Orthotics and Prosthetics Almanac. (read more)

Awards
Terrie has received numerous awards for her writing, research, teaching, community service and leadership in professional organizations. (read more)

 
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