Sharon Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Trauma Institute (NTI) in San Antonio, Texas, a 501(c)3 nonprofit she created to raise federal funds and advocate for clinical trauma research. Ms. Smith has administered 16 national clinical research studies taking place in 35 cities and 22 states.
Prior to her work with NTI, Ms. Smith was the Executive Director/Trauma Division Administrator of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She founded the Trauma Institute of San Antonio, Texas (TRISAT), a military/civilian entity.
Ms. Smith has held a number of executive positions in the healthcare industry and as a Healthcare Management consultant in San Antonio, including Psyquel, LP, Humana Hospitals, the Children's Regional Healthcare System, and Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. Ms. Smith joined the Upbring Board in February 2015. She received a BBA at Texas A&M University and a Master of Science/Healthcare Administration at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.