Trustee since 2020
Current term began: May 07, 2020
Term expires: May 2023
Artis Newsome came to Tyler in 1982 to begin practicing physical therapy at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital as a staff therapist. Over his 35-year career, he practiced in several settings including private practice, nursing homes, inpatient cardiac rehabilitation, home health, and inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Mr. Newsome also earned a specialization in neurology and wound care and taught wound care courses across the country as a certified wound care specialist for the HealthSouth Corporation. He retired from Encompass Home Health Corporation/HealthSouth Corporation in April 2017.
Mr. Newsome earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Sociology before earning a Master of Arts in Sociology with emphasis in Social Planning from Stephen F. Austin State University. In 1982, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Mr. Newsome and his wife Laura have two adult children and four grandchildren. They are active members of North Tenneha Church of Christ, where he is an Elder, and spent many years teaching Bible classes for middle and high school students and adults.