Home: Austin, TX. Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia. Organization: Global Healthcare Resource. Title: Senior Vice President of Client Success. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Alma mater: Concordia University; California State University Long Beach; University of California Irvine; Cornell University. Languages spoken: English and Spanish.
Current project: Improving my welding abilities. Latest accomplishment: Fellowship through the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Latest contribution to others: I love donating my time to open doors for recent MHA graduates. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Moving to the United States at age 20, leaving everything behind and starting fresh. Recent travel or adventure: Caño Cristales River: River of the Seven Colors. Recently viewed and recommended: Ted Lasso. Funny and smart!
Personality profile: Living life to the fullest. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Foodie. How do you define a perfect friendship? Unconditional, with a hint of amazing memories. What is your guilty pleasure? Desserts, especially if they have passion fruit.
What is at the top of your bucket list? A multi-day hike somewhere exotic. What is your go-to workout? Zumba. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Great company.
What was your favorite college course? Statistics. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? My mom’s paintings. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Shake it off and move on; never give up. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Build meaningful relationships. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Roomba vacuum and mop. What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Stores that feature local craftsmanship. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Living in different countries where either I didn’t speak the language or knew very little.
What change would you like to see in the world? Greater cultural awareness to strengthen bridges of understanding and respect. What widely held belief do you reject? That we all have a predetermined path. What mega-trend most excites you? Utilization of digital transformation to revolutionize healthcare revenue cycle. What mega-trend most concerns you? Conspiracy theories and a divided society.
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Bring It On. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A flight attendant. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Next to the water, worrying about nothing, enjoying a spicy/sweet cocktail and surrounded by my loved ones. What advice would you give your younger self? Get involved with professional organizations early in your career. What day in your life would you choose to re-live? There are so many!
Personal mission: To bring joy to those around me. Personal motto: Appreciate the little things. Favorite quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” (Mahatma Gandhi).