"Providence Hospital, Southfield."
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS:
"My dad. Just observing his work ethic and his managerial skills. He treated everybody as equals. He had the respect of everybody he worked with."
LAST BOOK READ:
"Good to Great by Jim Collins. I donít read that many books, but I like to listen to books on the car ride."
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME:
"Tenacious. Passionate about community development and working with others to see their full potential."
WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED:
"Thereíre huge opportunities for cost and time savings in the medical industry and for increases in patient safety now that everything is being converted to electronic medical records. But unfortunately, a lot of people are rushing to take everything they have and put it into electronic form without thinking through their processes and implementation, and in the short term complicating medicine a little bit. It might get worse before it gets better."
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET:
"A palm scanner that we have at the office, that we use for security. Itís more accurate than a fingerprint. I love playing with that thing."
"Probably Boston and the New England area. I like the small community feel, I like being by the ocean and I love history. Itís a big city with lots to do, but each neighborhood seems like its own separate small town."
"I have two Ė I curl. And Iím coaching mite hockey."
MY HIDDEN TALENT:
"Iím a private pilot. Itís very stressful, but itís also very relaxing Ė you have to clear your head of everything else because youíve got to focus on flying."
HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED:
"As someone who stopped talking and took action for real change. Someone who helped to empower those around him."
At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.