How you know me: I retired this month as COO of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, after a long career in nursing and hospital administration. My husband, Ken, and I are members of St. Vincent parish in Peoria, and we have five children and four grandchildren.
Why I love reading: Reading reduces stress and can take you away to fantasy land. For me, reading, especially biographies of famous leaders, helps me to understand how other people make decisions. Reading history helps me learn about living in the past. I just love to read.
What I’m reading now: I just finished reading Decision Points by George H.W. Bush, and I’m currently working my way through The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
My favorite book: My all-time favorite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I also loved all the Cherry Ames mystery books (Cherry is a nurse) when I was a girl because I wanted to become a nurse, and I did!