BS Psychology, St.
Ambrose University '16
MHA Student, Des Moines University '19
Genesis Health Group
- Pulmonary Associates
I oversee the day-to-day operations of our clinic and maintain call
schedules and staffing of critical care providers in the ICU. I serve as a
liaison between the staff and the physicians as well as the clinic to the
health system as a whole, leading our practice in a way that aligns with the
mission and strategic goals of Genesis Health System. Responsibilities also
include hiring, training, coaching, and constructing the clinic budget.
Why are you a member of ACHE of Iowa?
I joined ACHE of Iowa to connect with other health care professionals that I
can learn from and collaborate with as I start my career in healthcare
leadership. The educational resources and opportunities are especially helpful
to me as an early careerist trying to define my leadership style.
The best advice I have received yet is to not be afraid to be bold and pursue
the opportunities that come before me. It is often intimidating to be such a
young leader and put myself out there in front of other leaders in my
organization, but the connections I have made by being bold and speaking up for
myself have led me to where I am today.
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Although it is not advice that was given directly to me, these words spoken by
Eleanor Roosevelt guide my decision making each day: "Do what you feel in
your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway." At the end of
the day I make decisions that are ethical and do the right thing for our
patients and my staff.