I live in Worthington, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus) with my Maine Coon cat, Schroeder. I’ve lived here for almost 30 years, and I love this house and the location because it is close to downtown Worthington (I can walk), and one mile from the office, which means I can go back and forth a lot. In fact, my back yard is gorgeous, with tall trees and a big deck in back, which is often where I work in the afternoon when it’s warm outside.
It seems to some people like I work all the time (I’m known for being super productive), but I have a busy life outside of work. I belong to a book club, since reading is one of my passions, and I love watching BookTV on CSPAN on the weekends. I love to dance and belong to the Directors’ Circle for Ballet Met. I attend all of the events I can and unless something really major is going on, I see every performance at least once. I also enjoy symphony concerts, art exhibits, festivals, and parties. I’m actually a social butterfly even though I can appear to be more like a science nerd and bookworm!
My other hobbies include hot yoga (Wellness Forum Health has a hot yoga studio in our facility and it is right across the hall from my office!), working out, and running. I love running outside when it is hot, and force myself to run on a treadmill indoors in the winter because when the wind chill dips below 68 degrees F, it’s too cold for me to be outside! =)
I have a tiny little place in Port Clinton, Ohio by Lake Erie, where I spend as much time as a can in the summer. My house is a 2-minute walk to the beach, and I can hear the waves and the ferry horns when I’m sitting on the porch or lying on the couch reading. It’s my “happy place” and one of the few places where I really can disconnect, rest, and regenerate.
I’m an ambitious person with a lot of lofty goals, one of which is to help disrupt our dysfunctional healthcare system. I work with a great group of people who share this goal and our vision for better healthcare, which makes this daunting task attainable.
If you don’t know a lot about me (or even if you do!), follow me on twitter and facebook, read my blog, and sign up for my newsletter and video clips. And always feel free to send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) – I really do answer emails myself!