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Director's Biography

Terry Stigdon

Terry J. Stigdon, MSN, RN
Director, Indiana Department of Child Services

Stigdon has worked at the Riley Hospital for Children since 1998, where she began as a pediatric intensive care staff nurse before taking on progressively greater managerial responsibilities over the next two decades. She has managed hundreds of health care employees in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program, Pediatric Emergency Trauma Center, Pediatric Center of Hope for sexually assaulted patients, Forensic Nursing, Radiology Nursing and Inpatient Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit.

Stigdon has earned associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing as well as a master’s degree in nursing leadership and management. Throughout her career, Stigdon has educated and mentored other health care professionals. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Emergency Nurses Association and the Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Board.



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