What brings you joy?
Finishing a “to do” list and starting a new note pad in which to make lists.
What are you most afraid of?
Daddy longlegs! When I was younger my brother once spent a whole day collecting them in a jar and let them out in my bedroom.
Not trying something new.
Having a “forever” plan versus having new adventures.
What would you like to learn?
A foreign language.
Who or what inspires you?
When I was younger my Mum and Dad were my biggest cheerleaders. They encouraged me to try new things and to always do my best; most importantly to go for it! My husband and business partner, Nick has continued this and is always on hand to push me to take the challenges and opportunities I am offered. Professionally, as I look back on life I believe my passion for encouraging women-owned businesses and careers ties back to meeting my first professional woman as an impressionable 11 year old. When Sarah moved into her own home in our neighborhood as a single woman it provided me a role model to pursue a successful career and how that would result in independence.
If you could talk to your teenage self, what would you say?
Go for it! Don’t be afraid to be dissatisfied.
What is your favorite book or movie and why?
The next book on my list is always my favorite – I just love reading! I have just finished The Secret Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin which I loved. My favorite movie is Love Actually because it takes place in England at Christmas, it is a series of short stories, has great music and British “humour” with a “u”.
What have you, or would you, write on the netlogx Before I Die wall?
I want to go to a cosmopolitan, international airport, look down the list of all the departing flights and say “put me on the next flight to…” selecting the most interesting destination available at the time.
What does healthcare mean to you?
Coming from the UK to work on the Indiana Medicaid Eligibility Solution in the 90s represented a steep learning curve. Moving over to the claims side 10 years later showed how much I still did not understand. On a personal note I’ve never quite reconciled care, insurance and the amount remaining to be paid. As a CEO I find identifying appropriate, quality insurance for our team members a huge responsibility and a challenge to be cost-effective but still provide care for those who matter to me. As I reflect on these answers it is apparent that a long-term, sustainable healthcare solution is needed across the globe.