I founded and operated a temporary services agency in the health care field for 25 years, then sold it in 2010 to a private equity investor. The business provided speech, occupational and physical therapists on a contract basis to hospitals, schools and rehabilitation centers throughout the Chicago metro area, northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin.
SCORE mentors helped me start my business and also assisted me with the sale transaction 25 years later. As a speech pathologist, I worked in a variety of hospital settings. As a small business owner I had overall responsibility for running a small business, including responsibilities in the following areas:
1. Human Resources, including recruiting, retention, quality appraisal systems and termination
3. Expertise in Service Industries, including healthcare and education
4. Billings and Collections
5. Search engine optimization (SEO) and web marketing, including experience in integrating web marketing into the sales force
6. Not for profit industry experience
I now serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbara & Stephen Miller Foundation, an organization with various interests. In addition, I am currently a board member of several non-profit organizations and also have served as a legislative council member for the American Speech and Hearing Association.
M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Michigan</p>
B.S., Communication Disorders, Miami University</p>
Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech, Language & Hearing Association</p>
Licensed Speech Therapist, State of Illinois</p>