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Laura Lappe, CTC
Jimmy Ashley

 Mailing Address:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Telemedicine Department
5307 West Loop 289, Suite 301
Lubbock, Texas 79414

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Phone: (806) 743-7960
Fax: (806) 743-4010

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if you are interested in a Video Conference call.

Laura Lappe

Laura Lappe

Laura Lappe is the Associate Director for the Center of Telemedicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, part of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health. Laura came to Telemedicine in 2009 after spending 3 years in the TTUHSC Contracting Office and 11 years with TTUHSC Correctional Managed Health Care TTUHSC as the contract coordinator working with the department charged with the delivery of health care services in a unique West Texas environment. After serving as Clinic Coordinator for three years in the Telemedicine program, Laura became Associate Director in December 2012.

Prior to working for TTUHSC, she was a U.S. Army non-commissioned officer working as a legal NCO.  Upon discharge, Laura obtained an Associate’s degree in Legal Assistant studies from South Plains College and Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Management from Lubbock Christian University.

A native of Louisiana, Laura enjoys life in Lubbock with her husband and two children who all enjoy camping, gardening, cooking, and Texas Ranger baseball. As an active member of the community, Laura serves on the Parent Advisory Council of Project C.A.S.E., a grant-based project of The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research; serves as Membership Director and Media Relations for the West Texas Running Club; and is active in her daughter’s Girl Scout troop activities.


Jimmy Ashley

Jimmy Ashley

Jimmy is a West Texas native with 42 years of experience in maintenance and repair of professional, consumer, educational, and medical audio/visual electronics. He graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology - Dallas, as an Electronic Technician. He has been with the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health for a year and half serving as the Technology Manager for all telemedicine video conferencing equipment and installations.

Prior to his time at the Institute, he was an Enterprise Network Engineer II with the TTUHSC Lubbock Technology Services and a Medical Biomed Technician at Covenant Medical Center. His training includes Avaya IP networking, Polycom RMX Conferencing Bridge, and Polycom CVE Course where he obtained his Certified Video Conferencing Engineer certificate.

He has owned or been a partner in several electronic repair business ventures. His hobbies include fishing, motorcycling, and playing with his two grandkids.