Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration, Thomas Edison State College; master’s degree in health care administration, University of Phoenix
Job responsibility: Executive
Company description: Senior living community
Primary professional/community affiliations: Gifts for Seniors; LeadingAge New Jersey; New Jersey Alliance for Culture Change
Who is your most influential role model? Mr. Lincoln Ames, who was chairman of the board when I was promoted to the president/executive director position. Lincoln has passed away, but his rare leadership qualities of humility, compassion, patience, integrity and fortitude guide me forward today.
When is it appropriate to text in business? Texting is a convenient way to communicate with staff and vendors when handling on- and off-hours, and emergent or emergency situations. Using texting as a conversation tool in business is ineffective and impolite.
What would you give New Jersey for its 350th birthday? Enough money to provide senior services and great senior living options to all of the state’s senior residents who can’t afford it.
What is your go-to stress buster at work? Meditation. Just focusing on my breath for 5 to 10 minutes with no interruption does wonders for my mental and physical health.
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