Our Project Coordinator, Meg Scully, recently sat down with Senior Director of Informatics Tim Polsinelli for a quick Q&A.
Recently promoted from Director of Informatics, Tim is a graduate of the University of Michigan who lives in Wyoming, Ohio with his wife Amanda, an Emergency Medicine Physician, and their two children.
Tim’s work has been critical to the technology stack replacement project that was undertaken in 2016. He has been with The Health Collaborative since 2015.
M: Give us an overview of your role as the Senior Director of Informatics in two sentences or less.
T: I manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of all hb/suite activities – meaning, leading the team and developing solutions to execute on the strategic direction.
M: Anyone who spends time in the office has seen you scooter-ing around on our nifty orange razor scooters (recently gifted by our friends and neighbors at LifeCenter!). How many miles do you think you’ve scooted so far?
T: Probably about 2 miles (but my son Michael must have racked up 5 miles just on President’s Day)
M: What are you most proud of, personally or professionally?
T: I’m proud to get my wife back into medical school. I’ve been fortunate to have had a lot of really great jobs that have given me the flexibility to take care of the kids and to give her the opportunity to pursue her dream.
M: How old do you feel right now?
M: What color toothbrush do you pick at the dentist?
T: Always blue… one time I picked a red and felt angry for a while.
M: If you had a catch phrase, what would it be?
T: Depending on the situation, “Let’s Roll!”
M: Nice! Now the scootering makes more sense. What’s the oddest job you’ve ever had?
T: I once spent a week collating a 6-foot stack of blueprints of Burger King restaurants.
M: What TV sitcom would best describe your life?
T: Futurama (without all the cryogenic freezing)
M: What is the best Girl Scout cookie and why?
T: Samoas, because they have both caramel and chocolate…plus they don’t crumble when you take a bite!
M: What song would you sing on American Idol?
T: “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” by The Gap Band