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Denise Boudreau-Scott has over 20 years of in-the-trenches experience working in acute care, senior living and long-term care. During this time, she worked inside many unmotivated teams and poor healthcare cultures. This ultimately fueled her desire to build better cultures in healthcare and senior living organizations by giving inspiring keynote presentations and speeches. Denise is…
Arleen Smith is a Leadership and Engagement Consultant with Drive. As a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare field, Arleen has served in various leadership positions within the pharmaceutical industry. She’s also served on leadership councils focused on inspiring others to achieve personal growth and develop their skills as leaders. Along…
Culture Consultant & EQ Coach
Veronica Barber, LNHA, EdD
Veronica A. Barber is a Culture Consultant and EQ Coach with Drive. She has more than a decade of experience transforming organizational cultures, previously working as the Vice President/COO of a large healthcare system in New York. During her tenure she: created an organizational structure in the traditional nursing home in which elder-directed teams existed…
Debra Nobile is our Office Coordinator and joined the Drive Team in July 2016. Debra is involved in general office organization and streamlining business operations. She is responsible for all back end office processes including billing clients, contract delivery, travel for conferences & client visits as well as a liaison between the Drive team and…
Director of Marketing
Sheila O’Grady, R.D.
Sheila is a Registered Dietitian and has been with Drive since 2018 as the Director of Marketing. She enjoys writing the bimonthly blogs and all the ways Drive communicates with the incredible people of senior living and healthcare! She has her degree in nutrition and she loves to run and spend time in nature with…
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS
Vanessa Brookes, MPA
As the Director of Special Projects at Drive, Vanessa oversees program implementation milestones for new and existing clients. In addition, Vanessa works with the Drive team to refine internal processes to maximize efficiency and impact. When not working, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, photography, and travelling.
What our clients say about Drive:
“In the time that Drive has been working with the Tockwotton team, we have already seen positive improvement in our culture and measurable results. Specifically a 33% decrease in turnover which is impacting resident and staff engagement. Things that once seemed too difficult to tackle on our own, are less intimidating knowing the Drive team is there to coach and guide us throughout the entire journey.”
Scott A. Buchanan
“Drive has given us a road map to successfully implement changes to our organizational culture. From the staff sessions we have a better understanding of their needs and where we can focus our resources to attract the best employees possible. Since engaging with Drive our company has seen a significant change in the engagement of our staff and the grasp of the sustainable change we are going through.“
Resources and tools for strengthening your culture.
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I hear a lot of leaders talking about “turning the corner”. They want to go from the wildly busy, all-encompassing days of COVID back to “the basics”. It even applies to our life at home. I’m talking to you COVID 20 pounds! If you are finding yourself wanting to get back to normal life, ask yourself…
I didn’t realize how badly I needed this. I had been desperate. When my phone rang a few weeks ago and Barmi Akbar, CEO of Guardian Healthcare in Pennsylvania (Drive’s friends and longtime clients), asked me to come visit them, I nearly jumped out of my seat and screamed! Play it cool, Denise, play it…