As a new member, I am learning a lot about Rotary and how I can best contribute to the many ways the Club is of service to others within Englewood, the greater community and abroad. So here’s a little about me and my skills.
I am a very proud Jersey girl who grew up in Fort Lee. My husband Peter and I have been living in Englewood for almost 25 years. We have one child who attended Englewood Public School before going on to Bergen County Academies followed by college.
As a product of public education myself, I was a member of one of the early classes of women at Rutgers College of Rutgers University where I graduated summa cum laude as an economics major along with a certificate in criminal justice.
I lived in Manhattan for awhile, and the first job in my 25+ year health care career was weekend administrator at a major NYC medical center. I held this position while attending graduate school on full scholarship as a United States Public Health Service fellow at the CUNY-Baruch-Mount Sinai School of Medicine MBA Program.
During my professional life in the healthcare field as a strategic planner with a finance background, I had the opportunity to work with industry and national leaders, influence health care regulation in New York State, work directly with nonprofit Boards of Trustees, assist in a multi-million dollar corporate turnaround avoiding bankruptcy, identify community health needs and work on diverse projects and Certificates of Need such as Trauma Center development and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit establishment.
The seriousness of the pandemic is a chance for me to disseminate important information to area residents via social media. As a perennial student, zooms and livestreams also enable me to continuously learn and grow so I can decide what I might like to do as a very busy retiree!