Theresa Welch '83

Distinguished Alumna
Theresa Welch is a 1983 graduate of Dowling High School. Theresa graduated from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 1994 and has been a registered nurse for 28 years. 
 
She began her nursing career as a bedside nurse in postpartum and special care nursery, and as a clinic nurse for Mercy Clinics. She is currently the Executive Director of InnerVisions HealthCare, an unplanned pregnancy and STD medical clinic which helps women and men make life affirming decisions for their children. Theresa also serves on the board of directors of Vibrant Home Care. 
 
Prior to joining InnerVisions she spent much of her career in home care and hospice, working at UnityPoint at Home and St. Jude Hospice in various roles including clinician, manager and director. Her previous experience also includes work as a pharmaceutical representative for Schering Pharmaceuticals where she was the Hepatitis C Educator, and at Novartis Pharmaceuticals where she helped launch several medications for diabetes and heart disease. 
 
Theresa and her husband Ken live in Ankeny, Iowa, with their daughter Olivia who is a fourth grader at St. Theresa Catholic School in Des Moines. Their son Anthony is a 2008 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School and lives in Denver, Colorado. 
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