Regional Director of Operations, Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas

1. How are you pivoting?
In the early weeks, I juggled the transition to guide school activities at home for my 3 kids under the age of 7, alongside working from home at a time of increasing demands within the health care sector. This season has reminded me how important it is to be intentional with time, conversations and relationships. As Mercy continues to serve the health care needs of our community, we do so grounded in a faith-based mission, while embracing new technologies and new processes. Our Mercy Health Foundation team has continued to seek insights from our community and donors in cooperative partnerships, to support the needs of our health care team who is providing exceptional quality medical care, in a caring and compassionate environment.

2. One thing you’d like to master in your personal life:
Patience. To be quick to listen, slow to speak and never lose sight of others’ perspectives.

3. Biggest inspiration:
My dad. He has fought a lot of personal and professional struggles throughout his life, yet never let it weigh him down. Living each day as a new day and embracing new opportunities. He’s encouraged me to remain optimistic … to keep a smile in the heart and a twinkle in the eye.

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