Our team

Laura Hepp Kessel,
Director of Telehealth Services

Email: lkessel21@siumed.edu
Phone: 309-543-2199

Laura began leading the telehealth efforts at SIU Medicine in 2019 after having spent the previous five years providing outreach services for SIU Medicine in western Illinois. Prior to joining SIU, Laura worked in state government and as a community organizer. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master in Social Work degree from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Becky Wilson

Becky Wilson,
Deputy Director of Telehealth Services

Email: rwilson91@siumed.edu
Phone: 217-545-3153

Becky came to Telehealth Services in January of 2020 in the role of Deputy Director. She has been with SIU for 14 years as a Healthcare Assistant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Trauma Program Manager, and most recently as a Healthcare Administrator in Internal Medicine. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s in Public Health.

Does your healthcare organization want to partner or collaborate with SIU Medicine to offer telehealth services to your patients? Contact Laura Hepp Kessel at lkessel21@siumed.edu to get started.