PROFESSOR AND CHIEF OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OF THE DIVISION OF COLLABORATIVE CARE AND WELLNESS, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
Years in current role: 22 at URMC
What has been your organization’s biggest success over the past year?
At the University of Rochester Medical Center, we continue to grow our ability to provide equitable and accessible biopsychosocial care to all individuals and families in our community. Examples include that now we screen everyone for unmet social needs, such as access to safe housing, food, and transportation, so we can provide support when needed; we offer mental health services integrated into many of our primary and specialty care practices, making these services more accessible; and we have HEAL, a multidisciplinary team-based program for inpatients and outpatients living with domestic violence.
What advice would you give somebody just starting out in your industry?
Seek to partner with others who share your values and passions and strive to make a difference in the ways that are most meaningful to you. The past few years also have highlighted the importance of taking care of each other as we strive to accomplish our work together.
What are your favorite things about Rochester?
I am grateful for having a close-knit community in which to raise my children with my husband; for being able to walk daily in beautiful Highland Park; and for the many local festivals, concerts and restaurants that I enjoy with friends and family.
This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 30 Health Care list for 2022. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at rbj.net.