What is your role with SpecialtyCare and how long have you been with us?
I am presently the San Antonio Clinical Manager. I have been with SpecialtyCare since 2015.
Why did you choose this role specifically?
I’ve had awesome and not so awesome managers throughout my career. Great leadership makes a big difference. I want to be a part of that difference.
Can you describe the path you took to get to where you are today?
I took a year off after Undergrad to decide if I wanted to go to Medical School or join the Peace Corp. It was during that time I discovered IONM and never turned back. That was 22 years ago. I lived in Chicago, IL as an SNP/EEG tech for 10 years, Richland, WA as an SNP for 9 years and CM for 2 years, and now in Texas as the CM for the past year.
What does your day-to-day look like?
Every day is a little different. Each day starts off with my Labradoodle Alarm Dog and a cup of coffee. If I am in the o.r., I drive about 1.5 hours from Austin to San Antonio for case coverage. Throughout the day, I manage schedules, provide assistance to my clinicians, look for opportunities to grow our market, and be the best SNP I can be. After work (whenever that may be), I spend time with the fur babies, Facetime my college kid, and relax on the patio with a good book and some hot tea.
What is something you love about your team?
As much as I appreciate their willingness and desire to grow and learn and serve, I mostly love how much they support one another. During a team lunch, we looked up our “love language” for fun. I’ve noticed, since then, how each of them makes a deliberate effort to express their appreciation for one another through their designated language. It shows that they listened and they care. When you feel appreciated and cared about, everyone (patients, surgeons, etc.) benefits.