This December, THC staff will say goodbye to Gail Rose, who has served as Executive Assistant for the last 12.5 years, 5 years with HealthBridge pre-merger and 7.5 with THC.
Ahead of her retirement, we got to sit down with Gail to reminisce and reflect on her years of service at THC. Take a trip down memory lane with us below:
Q: What brought you to The Health Collaborative, and how long have you been here?
A: Robert Steffel, the CEO of HealthBridge, recruited me. I’ve been with the organization for 12.5 years!
Q: Do you have a fond memory from your time at The Health Collaborative that you will look back on?
A: My 10 years supporting Keith Hepp will be some of my fondest memories. He was truly wonderful to work with. He was always supportive and appreciative of my contributions to the organization.
Q: Of all the roles you’ve ever held, do you have a favorite job or position?
A: Again my 10 years supporting Keith and Craig Brammer. They were both great to work with. I also enjoyed my job as a pharmacy technician back in the day, when prescription labels were hand typed!
Q: What is the FIRST thing you will do once you retire?
A: Decompress for a month or two, then I have plans to get involved with the Alzheimer’s Association. My mother passed away from Alzheimer’s. Supporting this initiative is near and dear to my heart.
My husband also wants to get a dog. I’ve been promising him that once I retire, we would make that happen.
Q: Lots of people make big plans for retirement. What’s one thing that you always dreamed of doing but never had the time to do?
A: Not that it’s a dream, but I’m seriously OCD when it comes to my home, so I will spend some time cleaning out closets, etc. Otherwise, doing what I want when I want!