On episode 303 of The Nurse Keith Show, Keith interviews Dr. Anna Fitch Courie, the Director of Responder Wellness for AT&T FirstNet. Wireless infrastructure for emergency response and the wellness of our first responders is a top priority, and Dr. Courie explains it all.

By building out the wireless infrastructure used by our heroic first responders, AT&T FirstNet keeps our country safe and our first responder community connected and responsive. Meanwhile, those first responders deserve to have their struggles and challenges recognized and addressed, and that’s where Dr. Courie plays such a crucial role.

Anna leads AT&T’s commitment to First Responder Health and Wellness.  Joining the team in May 2020, Anna is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing FirstNet marketing strategies, campaigns, and programs that will advance first responder health and wellness programs.

Anna began her career as a clinical nurse in Bone Marrow Transplant and Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Nursing at Duke University Medical Center and Albemarle Regional hospital.  Following a move with her active duty Army soldier, she transitioned to working as a Health Promotion Coordinator with the 1st Infantry Division and Würzburg Medical Hospital where she developed a strategic plan for addressing the community’s health and wellness needs.  That experience cemented Anna’s love of working with people to improve a community’s health.

In 2005, she accepted a position to help design the Army Public Health Center’s strategic plan for community health coalitions.  What began as a pilot with four Army installations grew to a program that served 50 Army and Joint installations worldwide where she served as the Evaluation and Policy Project Officer for over 16 years.  To that end, Anna brings a wealth of experience in health and wellness coalition development, program management, strategic planning, systems monitoring, and evaluation.

Anna holds a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Clemson University; a Master’s in Nursing Education from the University of Wyoming; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Ohio State University.  Anna is a passionate Clemson football fan; loves to read, cook, walk, hike; and prior to COVID19, was an avid traveler. She and her husband, Treb, reside in Columbia, SC with their two human children, and one fur-ball child.


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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.
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