Daily Record Staff//May 14, 2021
//May 14, 2021
University of Maryland Medical Center
How have you had to change your leadership role/style during the past year?
It is hard to always know what people are feeling without being able to read body language and facial expressions through a mask or computer screen. I have made an extra effort to “check in” with my team on a weekly basis and ask more frequently how I can be supportive.
How do you define mentoring and what steps do you take to ensure it is a priority?
Mentoring to me is a lifetime commitment. I have mentors who have known me for most of my adult life, and I mentor people whom I have known for over 10 years. Keeping connected by sending a quick email, text or making a phone call can let people know that you are thinking about them and keeps the connection.
How do you establish a strategy for diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization and how do you use your influential voice to help others understand the importance?
I was fortunate enough to be part of a task force reviewing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in four areas in our organization and recommending definitive steps to impact DEI across the organization. The development of a proactive approach to DEI with benchmarks and tangible outcomes is essential for all organizations to undertake.0