Home: West Palm Beach, FL area. Age: Pre- 21 CFR 820 (med devicers will get this!). Birthplace: St. Louis, MO. Organization: ZimVie. Title: Sr. VP, Quality, Regulatory & Clinical. Significant other: Forever and always, Bon Vu.
Current project: Working through the challenges that come with a spin off. We are a new company as of March 2022. Latest accomplishment: Becoming a member of Chief. Very proud to be a member of such an illustrious community of amazingly talented women. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Law school as an adult. It was on my bucket list, and I never thought that I could make it happen! Hobbies: Taekwondo (2nd Dan) and family.
Personality profile: ENFJ- A (Diplomat: Extrovert, intuitive, feeling, judging, assertive). Moral compass: At work: Never compromise on patient safety. In general: Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it true? How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutually beneficial, honest and transparent. What word or phrase do you use far too often? The exclamation point. My happiness and excitability shine through! How do you relieve stress? Reading historical fiction. My favorites are about heroines and underdogs. What is your go-to workout? Treadmill or elliptical if I must. Getting older tells me I must.
Technology didn't allow the "ninja cat" I wanted. Why the ninja cat? I'm an absolute cat lover (one we adopted, four adopted us) and ninja because I love to wield a ninja sword of simplification.
What was your favorite college course? Physical Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis. Concrete answers. What movie have you repeatedly watched? My Cousin Vinny. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Pictures of my family. What’s the best advice you received growing up? You can. My mom kept things simple and instilled the belief that I could do anything. What’s the best advice you received in your career? When dealing with difficult situations or colleagues, “The truth will out. It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but the truth will always be there.” A corollary to “Always do the right thing, even when no one is looking.” What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Predictive analytics. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? The loss of my father as a child. Growing up, work was always first for him and, at 49, a heart attack took his life. This created my foundation of “Family first and always.” It also reminds me to enjoy the moments you have with family, as life is not promised.
What message do you want to send out into the world? There are so many things that cost nothing: kindness, respect and gratitude, to name a few. Take the time to enjoy what you have. What widely held belief do you reject? That the only way to succeed is with a four year degree. I’m a firm believer in education, but it can come in many forms. What mega-trend most concerns you? Climate and resource security. The recent events in the Ukraine have highlighted how our global economies are so intertwined. The actions of one individual have impacted energy and food security for millions.
Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My mom and dad. I lost them far too young and I’d like to tell them all about their grandkids! As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A politician. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With my friends and family, at a Manchester United game, with Christiano Ronaldo scoring. What period in your life would you choose to re-live? My twenties and thirties. They were amazing - my children were young and life was chaotic, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
Favorite quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” (Albert Einstein). Desired epitaph: She lived.