What would you do if you didn’t work in healthcare?

My first passion is storytelling, so I’d have been a filmmaker or writer. Hearing patients’ stories inspires and motivates me in my daily work.

Can you give a shout-out to someone who helped you at a pivotal time in your career?

So many gifted women leaders have guided me in my career including Julia Beardwood, Gail Hollander, Katie Bury and Jennifer Shirley. I’m thankful for every piece of advice and each time they challenged me to step out of my comfort zone.

How has the pandemic reset the rules on your work-life balance?

After commuting for more than a decade, working from home allowed me to feel more connected to my family and community. However, like many people, my workday can feel much longer and I’ve only recently learned to set better boundaries on when and how often to check messages.  

What are you doing to send the career ladder back down?

Developing the talent on our agency team is my biggest priority and each person’s growth is a very individual journey. My career mentors provided me with encouragement, candid and timely feedback, challenging opportunities and were great listeners. I try to do the same to build our future leaders.

What’s something your colleagues don’t know about you?

I fell in love with English Premier League soccer a few years ago and root for my favorite team Liverpool in the early morning hours of my weekends.

What is one thing you would tell young women starting their careers in healthcare marketing?

My advice for anyone starting their career is to be curious. Ask questions and be open to learning from everyone. Our business is changing so rapidly and I’m grateful to work for an agency that encourages us to constantly learn new skills and take risks.

Recount an experience with the healthcare system, positive or negative, that inspires you.

In my teenage years, I had a health scare that gave me a deeper understanding of the relationship between our physical health and our mental health. That experience guides many aspects of how I approach the patients and healthcare brands we serve. As a culture, we are just beginning to open up the conversation about mental health and it’s an exciting and essential shift.

Favorite TV show/movie/song/book?

My favorite book from recent years is Where the Crawdads Sing. I can’t wait to see the movie.