President & CEO
I have the broad-based responsibility for our entire pediatric healthcare enterprise.
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Day to Day
We’re a very large healthcare enterprise, so while I am in the hospital a lot, my job is largely external. I work with the board of directors on governance to make sure there's a leadership structure that can maintain all of our operations. I create a vision for the organization and the strategic plan. I make sure we’re compliant with all local, state and federal laws. I spend a lot of time on leadership development by hiring and developing a very high-quality management team.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Hard work and the time you put into studying, learning, finding out about other people and their perspectives - it all comes back to you. Sometimes you have to be patient, but our lives really are an aggregation of all of our life experiences. So every minute of every day is an opportunity to learn. Pick yourself back up - there are lots of disappointments through life but the attitude you bring to it are so important. The victim mentality is a very difficult space to live in.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: