Going Virtual With Teira Gunlock


In our first Going Virtual Webcast, guest Teira Gunlock, Chief Executive Officer of First Stop Health (FSH), discusses her FSH experience, the power of Virtual Primary Care and more!


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About Guest, Teira Gunlock


Teira (TEER-UH) joined First Stop Health in 2015 with an aim to make healthcare the way it should be: accessible, affordable and delightful. As an experienced healthcare professional, she spent her early career in healthcare market research and consulted with leading health systems across the country to help them better use patient and physician experience data to improve care. She is well-versed in the fact that “good” is never good enough and commits herself daily to improving First Stop Health’s service, so the company may, in turn, improve the state of healthcare.

She has worn several hats at First Stop Health and has touched nearly every part of the business first-hand: from product development to client care and sales to physician network management. Now, as Chief Executive Officer, she guides the organization’s efforts on growth and patient impact.

First Stop Health’s values are Caring, Unrelenting, Trusted and Transparent, and Teira takes every opportunity to weave those values into her lead-by-example leadership style. Her colleagues describe her as a learner and a teacher. She dedicates herself to building trust with those inside and outside of the organization, and focuses on coaching individuals and teams to the next level.

Teira grew up on a cattle farm in Southwest Missouri, where her interest in increasing access to care was born. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in health administration.

In her spare time, Teira practices yoga, makes groan-worthy puns, and loves spending time in nature and with family.


About Host, Nick Severino


Nick is an accomplished marketing leader, who has more than 20 years of professional marketing and communications experience. He has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, working in the carrier, brokerage and TPA segments.

Nick leads the First Stop Health brand to the marketplace and helps create awareness, generate leads and engage existing contacts. The most rewarding part of his role is seeing the surprise on people’s faces when he shares the FSH value proposition with them at conferences and events.

Nick has thorough knowledge of the B2B and B2B2C channels. He has helped lead numerous organizations by aligning their marketing and sales strategies to routinely exceed goals.

Nick graduated from Dominican University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and holds his master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Nick enjoys spending his free time with his family, and watching one of his three daughters participate in their many sporting and extracurricular activities. He loves golfing, running and most of all, making homemade wine (cheers).