Eli Winkler, 39 Cooper University Health Care, Senior Vice President of Growth and Development
Accomplishments: Developing a strategic plan that ushers Cooper University Health Care into a new era for the industry; helping launch Cooper’s Urban Health Institute to improve care for Camden residents; creating Cooper’s first MAN national-level partnership, with MD Anderson Cancer Center, a top cancer center in the U.S.
Super Power: Remaining consistently lively and perfectly focused throughout the numerous meetings of everyday corporate life.
What You Wish You’d Known Earlier: “It was OK more often to admit, ‘I don’t know.’ I now have the maturity to admit that when it is, in fact, the case.”
Most Influential Role Models: “My father, Art Winkler, and his best friend, Richard Chait. My father taught me the value of honesty, modesty and a family-first mentality. Richard has been a model of independent thinking and entrepreneurship.”
People Would Be Surprised to Know: “My goals for many years centered around getting a Ph.D. and teaching the humanities.”
With $1 Million to Donate, You Would Support: Child refugees from conflict zones.
Cooper University Health Care
Camden, Camden County
Superhero Name: Meeting Man