Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Education: University of Minnesota, bachelor’s degree; University of Chicago, master’s degree
First Job: When I was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, I got an internship writing grants for Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center in Chicago.
Toughest Challenge: Implementing lasting change at scale using only the philanthropic tools afforded to a foundation Mt. Sinai’s size
How I Motivate Others: I take a team-based approach in everything I do. I am a consensus builder and consensus maker in that I make sure that everyone is on board and has a sense of ownership.
Most Inspiring Person: Ruth Rothstein, my first boss and president of Mount Sinai Hospital of Chicago and then the head of the Cook County Hospital
Proudest Moment: The board of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center had the confidence in me to lead its successor foundation that became the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation.