Terri Miller Burchfield
Founder, Executive Vice President, Legislative Director
Terri Miller Burchfield currently works for ObjectVideo, a cutting edge firm working on key homeland security technologies. In addition to her corporate skills and commitments she helped to found MAGNUM over a decade ago. Besides being one of the two original founders of MAGNUM, she continues to be our Executive Vice President and Legislative Director and a critical member of the board.
Terri's background with the internet is noted by her former employment as Vice President at Dimension Data. Dimension Data is a leading global technology company that builds and manages the IT infrastructures that enable companies to operate efficiently and collaborate seamlessly. The company has a unique combination of specialist skills in managed services, network infrastructure, application integration and e-Business services.
Terri's exceptional understanding of government relations reflects her professional experience on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Terri worked for the Committee on Banking and Financial Services in the U.S. House of Representatives specializing in the area of financial derivatives and working on other banking issues such as the Congressional Whitewater investigation. Derivatives work included delivering speeches, writing reports, and drafting legislation on the subject.
Terri earned her Industrial Engineering degree from Stanford University in 1987, and her International Executive MBA degree from Georgetown University in 1998.
Prior to working in Washington, D.C., Terri worked in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the two-year analyst program in New York, involved in such transactions as stock offerings and mergers, including the merger of Ford Motor Company and Jaguar. Prior to Wall Street, Terri worked for a defense contracting firm and was put on sight in the Pentagon, specifically the Ship Survivability Office, Chief of Naval Operations.
Terri traveled to East and West Germany to meet with various reform groups and officials during the falling of the Berlin Wall. She is a founding member and on the Board of Directors of M.A.G.N.U.M.: Migraine Awareness Group: a National Understanding for Migraineurs, a non-profit health care public education organization. As Executive Vice President and Legislative Director of MAGNUM, Terri delivers speeches, writes articles, participates in media events, and engages in other activities to educate the public and Congress on health care issues related to Migraine disease and pain issues.
Terri's efforts are noted as well, to raise public awareness about Migraine disease and her efforts as an important public health advocate on head-pain issues have been acknowledged by many major government officials. Some of the notables who have praised her work here at MAGNUM are President George W. Bush, Tipper Gore, Secretary of Health Tommy Thomson, Leader Bill Frist, Senators John Warner, Barbara Mikulske, & George Allan, Congressman James P. Moran & Cliff Stearns, the late Senator Paul D. Coverdell, and Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Charles S. Robb, to name a few.
Terri helps raise public awareness to head-pain disorders via public speaking with Mr. Coleman to varied audiences from the U.S. Post Office Headquarters, to the D.O.D.'s Army Material Command, or at the Fifth Annual Migraine Awareness Event to name a few. She testified about the burden of Migraine disease to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and is always ready to give voice to Migraineurs where their voice often go unheard.
Television broadcasts include a CBS broadcast on Migraine and Mothers, a Voice of America (VOA) international broadcast special on Migraine disease, as well as many other informative programs or TV news broadcasts on ABC, NBC, MSNBC & Fox Broadcasting. Special radio broadcast include traveling to Los Angels with Mr. Coleman to do a one hour women's radio show discussing Migraine issues broadcast from the Museum of Radio & Television in Beverly Hills, California, as well as many other regional and national radio broadcasts on Migraine and pain public health issues.
Terri continues to advocate on this major woman's health issue, in addition to Migraine disease, she speaks to pain issues in general as a major public health cause.
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