Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
First Job: Teaching gymnastics classes to 3 & 4 year olds, when I was in high school.
First “Real” Job: I worked for Lee Memorial Health Systems as a trainer for their new roll-out with Electronic Medical Records.
Essential Business Philosophy: Preparation, communication and integrity are key. Come prepared, communicate clearly, and stand behind what you promise.
Best way to keep a competitive edge: Never stop training and trying to improve. An organization's ability to learn and adapt, and translate that into action, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Yardstick of success: Finding a work life balance that allows me to enjoy what I do while I work, and also spend time with the people I love, doing all the things we love to do.
Goal yet to be achieved: 100% operational compliance across the department – We are constantly striving to improve and get there.
Best Decision: Coming to IMS in 2013. It was a change in career path, but I saw an opportunity to work for a great company with great people that offered career growth, and I went for it!
Worst Decision: In my last position, I worked for a company for far too long, that did not value its employees.
Toughest Decision: Leaving Florida, where my family lives, to move to Philadelphia – I was in my early 20’s and scared to death, but knew I needed to make a change to open doors for my future. My family will always be there for me, no matter where I live!
Mentor: Both of my parents have inspired me to be the best person I can be. They have instilled that Irish grit and work ethic in me from day one. My mom, who is my rock, is extremely successful in a predominantly male industry. She has proven time and again that any “glass ceilings” are made to be shattered. Because of her, I have the confidence to go after my goals, and found IMS was a place where the sky is the limit.
Personal Interests: Spending time outdoors as much as possible with my family and dog, Marli. Hiking, biking, and coaching softball are some of my favorites. I also enjoy volunteering my free time with the PSPCA.