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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Vice President and Chief Experience Officer (2022 – Present)
Improved HCHAPS scores overall rating from the 18th to 76th percentile and sizable improvements across all survey domains.
Implemented weekly Senior Leader Rounding process, visiting units across the hospital and engaging in rapid service recovery.
Implemented new data reports including trended data and used AI tools to gain insights from patient comments.
Implemented weekly coaching meetings with key nursing unit leaders to discuss patient experience improvement.
Lead strategy and implementation for initiatives to improve the patient, family, and employee experience at the hospital
Lead development of data strategy to best understand the voice of the customer
Lead process improvement initiatives to make the patient experience more seamless, connected, and intuitive
Lead the patient experience and volunteer teams at the hospital
Vice President of Experience Transformation (2021 – 2022)
Lead strategy and implementation for Adventist HealthCare’s consumer digital journey.
Lead new innovation lab and strategy for integrating human centered design into the experience of receiving care.
Responsibilities in addition to role as Vice President of Patient Experience and Foundation.
Vice President of Patient Experience and Foundation (2020 – 2021)
Lead 26 employees directly, directing activities in patient experience and philanthropy for all of Adventist HealthCare.
Implemented more streamlined support team for foundation function.
Led a campaign for COVID-19 community relief, raising more than $1.5 million.
Increased dollars raised by 33% in year 1, raising most money for the system in over 20 years.
Reduced cost to raise a dollar by 34% in year 1.
Leading the development of the company-wide approach to innovation
Responsibilities in addition to role as Vice President of Patient Experience.
Vice President of Patient Experience (2019 – 2020)
Improved patient experience scores at flagship hospital to 76th percentile in the state of Maryland and 53rd percentile nationally.
Deploying a campaign for 6,000+ employees to implement a new culture around how we treat the patient and other customers, called “Bridging the GAP.”
Implemented data management strategy, using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, online reviews, and other quantitative and qualitative methods of collecting the voice of the customer.
Implemented data dashboard that uses AI and natural language processing to analyze quantitative and qualitative data down to the unit level.
Implemented AI and natural language processing responsive surveys. AHC is the first in the health system in the country to partner with this company
Developed live repository of training, patient stories, and other information through Microsoft SharePoint.
Developing training, coaching, continuous learning, and other programs for leaders and patient facing caregivers.
Chairing, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award category 3 team.
Developed system wide patient experience behavioral standards through a collaborative process that engaged patient facing staff.
Serving as a member of the Adventist HealthCare Senior Executive Team.
Associate Vice President of Patient Experience (2018 – 2019)
First executive leader for the organization in patient experience, leading a new department including developing and implementing strategy
Facilitated a system-wide council of 30 senior stakeholders to develop a new approach to patient experience
Developed a campaign for 6,000 employees to implement a new culture around how we treat the patient and other customers
Developed systems and processes to implement consistent and coordinated practices across the health system
Lead the Malcolm Baldrige Award application category 3 committee for the health system
Developed dedicated sharepoint site for deployment
Prepared patient experience curriculum for all-day company leadership conference with over 600 participants
Over 95% positive post-conference survey response (45% response rate)
Executive Director of Urgent Care Operations and Government Relations (2016 – 2018)
Led the operations of three 5,000 sq/ft urgent care locations with 40 full time employees
Established entity vision and value proposition and deployed with staff engagement to foster a team approach to achieving growth
Facilitated process improvement projects including shortening patient wait times, shortening training time for new staff, and accurate provider coding
Oversaw $6 million P&L
Improved net margin by 15%
Improved revenue by 56%
Improved online reviews by 20%
Achieved year over year growth of 31%
Oversaw management transition, including EMR go-live, and established new processes and procedures in HR, Finance, Quality, IT, and Education
Reduced training schedule from four weeks to two weeks for clinical staff
Created plan and strategy for growing the urgent care business line
Performed operational responsibilities in addition to those as Director of Public Policy
Director of Public Policy (2013-2016)
Represented the company to federal, state, and local policy makers, community members, and local organizations
Successfully advocated for federal legislation creating and funding a federal program to research childhood mental health intervention outcomes
Successfully advocated for year-over-year dedicated support for childhood mental health in Maryland
Served as a member of the management committee for the Adventist Health Policy Association
Served as a member of the Adventist HealthCare Senior Executive Team
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Director of Public Affairs (2011-2013)
Represented the trade organization to federal, state, and local policy makers, community members, and local organizations
Successfully advocated for legislation in Maryland that gave additional opportunities for small business to bid on state contracts
Successfully advocated for legislation in Maryland that gave tax credits for building secure facilities
Started grassroots mobilizing efforts to advocate for issues that support the local business community
Managed the four policy committees of the board
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Campus Mobilization Director (2010-2011)
Responsible for educating college students on the value of the US-Israel relationship on campuses across the United States
Mobilized students to advocate to their members of Congress
Started quarterly student calls with middle east policy experts
Current Board & Volunteer Experience
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington endeavors to foster a society based on freedom, justice and democratic pluralism for it is such a society which affords Jews, and all people, the conditions most conducive to individual security, equal opportunity and creative group survival. JCRC accomplishes this goal through their work in four pillars: government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice.
Montgomery County (MD) Chamber of Commerce
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is a local organization that gathers business leaders working in the community. The intention is to advance the goals and interests of the business community in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Awards & Recognition
The Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40
The Daily Record 20 in their 20s
Committee for Montgomery Chairman’s Award
Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Exceptional Volunteer Award
Georgetown University, Institute for Transformational Leadership, School of Continuing Studies
Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching
International Coaching Federation (ICF) approved course
8-month program developing competencies in Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Organizational Development
Stanford University School of Medicine
Certificate in Healthcare Innovation
Weeklong program studying how to be an innovation leader in healthcare
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Executive MBA Program
Lead the team that won “Best Overall Project” in Business Problem Solving Action Learning Project.
Consulted with a Prosthetics and Orthotics company called Dankmeyer, Inc
Made recommendations to help Dankmeyer achieve organizational growth targets
Won Marketing Strategy simulation
University of Maryland, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
BA, Government and Politics, High Honors
Earned High Honors for thesis on Senator Millard Tydings and the norms of the United States Senate of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s
Served as President of the Student Government Association
Served on the University Senate Executive Committee
Served as the Student Liaison to the College Park City Council
Interned for the United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee
Interned for Congressman Steny Hoyer
Interned for Maryland State Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society