Home: Putnam County, NY. Age: Thirty-something. Birthplace: White Plains, NY. Profession: Healthcare. Organization: WMCHealth. Title: Vice President of Total Rewards and Engagement.
Current project: Herding cats! Recent recognition: One of my direct reports recently told me that I was inspiring. That left me speechless, and I am rarely speechless! Latest accomplishment: Speaking at a PSCA Conference. Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, and just about every sport! Last book read: Think Again, by Adam Grant.
What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Authentic. How do you define a perfect friendship? Laughter at all times, and loyalty. What is your greatest joy? My Belgian Malinois, Sammy. What is your greatest fear? Not being myself. What is your guilty pleasure? Cookies. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? The beach.
What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Playing basketball. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Die Hard. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? A photo of me and Donnie Wahlberg (I know)! What’s the best advice you received growing up? Always pay yourself first. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Trust your instincts. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? WiFi. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? My Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome.
What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Just trying to meet employees where they are, at all times! What message do you want to send out into the world? Be kind all of the time. What widely held belief do you reject? Everything happens for a reason.
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Don’t Tell Me NO. What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Blake Lively or Bruce Willis, but you know Bruce Willis from the Die Hard collection, because he was such a badass! Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My Grandmother. I would give anything for just five more minutes with her.
As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A CEO. What advice would you give your younger self? Being vulnerable won’t make you weak, it makes you human. What day in your life would you choose to re-live? Every single birthday.
Personal motto: Do not take no for an answer. Favorite quote: “Believe you can and you are halfway there” (Theodore Roosevelt).