AGE: 46.

OCCUPATION: President and CEO of Westerly Hospital and L+M Hospital, executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health.

RESIDENCE: Stonington.

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

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