OCCUPATION: President and CEO of Westerly Hospital and L+M Hospital, executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Oklahoma.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Planning for 2020 and enjoying my son grow into a mature teenager.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Traveling with my wife and son (mostly on a warm beach somewhere.)
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being married for to my wife for 20 years.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a person who cares for people and being authentic/real.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Travel with my family to Africa.
I ALWAYS CARRY: A sense of humor.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Just me.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED ME: The men and women in my family (my mother, m wife, my uncles).
FAVORITE AUTHORS: TD Jakes, Jim Collins, Angela Duckworth.
BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "GRIT – The Power of Passion and Perseverance," by Angela Duckworth.
I AM LISTENING TO: Hip Hop and R&B Mix on TIDAL
FAVORITE MOVIE: "Reservoir Dogs."
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "The Lion King."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "SportsCenter."
FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: Anything on NPR.
FAVORITE SONG: Anything by Jay-Z.
FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC: Hip Hop and R&B.
TOP COMFORT FOOD: Pancakes.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: None ... I’m not any social media sites.
TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Integrity and humility.
PET PEEVES: Passive aggressive behavior.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: "Doing the hard things will make your life easy and doing the easy things will make your life hard."
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The beautiful Rhode Island beaches and the summer boating season.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My faith in God and family.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I love to collect art ... paintings mostly.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Always listen with your third ear ... your HEART!
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Never settle for mediocrity.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: I would mandate equality for all races and genders.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Retire and then give to those who are less fortunate.
I DRIVE A: Brown 2017 BMW.
I WISH I DROVE A: 2020 Porsche 911.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Fresh berries
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: President and Mrs. Barack Obama and my grandparents who have since passed away.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro