What’s the best part of your role at Northwell Health?
Knowing the work my team does positively impacts patients and family members across the entire health system, in various care settings.
What inspired you to run the TCS NYC Marathon?
I started running a little over two years ago, at the age of 45, after a trip home to visit my dad in Germany. He wound up in the hospital during our visit due to a complication from type 2 diabetes. It occurred to me right then and there that the man did not have good eating habits and had never exercised a day in his life. That’s when I realized: I don’t want to end up in the hospital at 80. I want to live to a healthy 100. I immediately committed to a healthier lifestyle. I was already watching carefully what I ate, so I decided to take up running. Fifteen months later (last year) I ran in the NYC Marathon for the first time.