Birthplace: Los Angeles
Education: University of California, Los Angeles; master’s degree, public administration public health, University of California, Santa Barbara First job: Orange County Health Department administrative analyst Whom do you admire most in business and why?
Rob O’Leary, former CEO for St. Joseph Health System, VHA, AMI and Premier, was the most inspiring leader and the most brilliant strategist I have ever worked with. He was intellectually gifted and demanded top performance from his team.
What is the most important business lesson you’ve learned?
The creation of a top-performing, complementary team is essential to success. The right strategy, accompanied by a strong team and the presence of a favorable debt structure, is the foundation.
What has been your toughest business challenge?
Sustaining growth in a market where reimbursement is under pressure.
Describe your leadership style.
Motivational and inspirational.