My road in life has taken me all over.
I was fortunate to grow up in a family where both of my parents were college graduates and education was emphasized.
I loved science and, in college, I was leaning towards going into medicine.
In undergrad, I changed my major 5 or 6 times and ended up with a degree in mass communications.
I got married at the end of my junior year, moved to Florida, and graduated from the University of South Florida.
After graduation, I couldn’t decide between business school or medical school, so I worked for a university community hospital.
I decided to attend graduate school where I earned my master's degree in public administration. I then got a job at a hospital and worked for the for-profit side of healthcare.
In that corporate job, I was always traveling, and by then I had started a family, so I wanted to move into a mission-driven organization.
I got hired at CHOC to help them open their new hospital and I’ve been here since 1991.
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