My passion is for my family, my friends, my work, my dogs (an English Mastiff, “Mattie, two Newfoundlands, “Zoey” and “Misha” and a wonderful part-Great Pyrenees, “Cooper”), books, bicycling, playing music, photography and raising Japanese Maples. I am honored to have a chance to share my blog with friends from this small planet we live on. For that I am thankful and humbled.
I have spent over 40 years in positions of senior leadership in leading privately and publicly held health care corporations. I’ve have focused my efforts on leadership, management, applications of social network analysis, complexity in organizations and organizational issues of health care organizations. I have the honor to be with the the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and lead the practice of Business Transformation. Health care in the United States is changing rapidly and I have an opportunity to help others make those improvements. It’s a great career and a great place to work with great people.
I hold a Masters Degree in experimental psychology and a PhD in organizational psychology, and completed studies at the Ohio State University Fisher School of Business in the Executive Leadership program. Recently, I completed the certification program in Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston. I’m also an alumni of the Santa Fe Institute, which is a private, not-for-profit, independent research and education center, where scientists grapple with some of the most compelling and complex problems of our time.
Additionally, I have served on the adjunct faculty of Minnesota State University, and have been a guest lecturer at the University of Minnesota and the University of Houston. My volunteer efforts are focused on the Future Business Leaders of America and judging high school forensics and debate competitions.