What do you really do at work?
My role as the Managing Director of Shared Services for the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology allows me to support strategic initiatives that ensure consistent, high quality brain attack care is available to all in need.  My responsibilities include conducting market research, developing and operationalizing strategic business plans, as well as interfacing with various internal and external stakeholders.

Describe your Perfect Day.
Sailing! My husband and I are avid sailors, so a perfect day entails heavy breeze, a stop or two on a secluded beach, and a gorgeous sunset.

What’s your Superpower?
Finding middle ground

What’s your life motto?
Never Ring the Bell – when General McRaven gave the commencement speech at the University of Texas, he applied lessons he learned in Navy Seal training to daily life.  He stated, “All you have to do in Navy Seal training to quit is ring a brass bell that hangs in the center of the compound.”  His advice was to prevail in life you must have tenacity, be relentless in pursuing your goals, and most importantly never give up.  He said, “If you want to change the world, don’t ever, ever ring the bell.”

What inspires you?
People who choose the road less traveled

Lori has over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience working for academic, non-profit, and for-profit systems.

Lori grew up in Texas where she obtained a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Texas, Arlington.  She began her healthcare career in an academic hospital in Dallas as part of the solid organ transplant team.  Lori then transitioned into strategy and business development working for both HCA and CHS where she was a leader in physician relations, business development, clinical service lines, as well as transfer center operations.

In her free time, Lori enjoys traveling and sailing with her husband Steve.