5 years as treasurer of Madison Music Boosters. Guided the organization from financial deficit to stable financial security.
Over 10 years as Chief of Cardiology at Atrium Medical Center.
Started and was Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center at Atrium Medical Center.
Medical Director of Echocardiography
Medical Director of Coronary Care Unit
Member of the Medical executive Committee
Member of Medical Staff Quality Assurance Committee
Founding Member of the Premier Heart and Vascular Steering Committee which sets the short and long term goals for the Cardiovascular Service line for all the hospitals in the entire Premier Health Network
Member of the Technology Physician Advisory Committee which directed, advised and supervised implementation of electronic medical records system throughout the entire Premier Health Network.
This experience has given me the ability to innovate, start new programs, supervise, and critically assess the success or failure of systems and processes. It has given me the experience to work with diverse groups of people, solve problems, form consensus and facilitate ways that people can work together to achieve a common goal.
I started and ran a small business – a medical practice – so I understand how to make and keep a business successful.
I have created and presented educational programs on a regular basis for the staff at Atrium Medical Center and I was the director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program at Tulane University School of Medicine. I created and directed the first Cardiac Rehabilitation and Education program for victims of heart disease in the state of Louisiana at Tulane University. I understand the challenges of providing education to students, some of whom are enthusiastic and others reluctant.
I have been a strong supporter of the music program and various sports teams at Madison Local Schools both financially and through volunteer efforts. Served on the Springfest Committee for two years and have had two daughters and currently have three grandchildren in our school system.
My Goal in Running For School Board:
To give back to the community that I have lived in for the last 25+ years. The very first time that I walked into a Madison School with our kids I was asked “How can we help your children?” I believe we have some of the most dedicated and talented teachers I have ever met, and my goal is to foster that dedication and to provide an educational environment where it can continue to grow.