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Roger LaGreca, president and CEO, Mercy Health Foundation

 

What is the most challenging aspect of being leader?  

Having  the confidence and resolve to be your authentic self in a leadership role. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? 

People always know when you’re faking it—so the best advice is to ensure you have an unrelenting commitment to your identity whether its yourself as a leader or the brand that you represent. 

What aspects of your personality have contributed to your success? 

As a conservatory-trained musician I quickly learned tenacity and persistence are required for success.  Having developed the ability to persevere through thick and thin has paid off for my career. 

How do you think your employees would describe you?  

An enthusiastic champion of our mission and a passionate advocate for the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy.  An empathetic leader who cares about the team, their families,  and our collective work. 

What aspect of your company are you most passionate about? 

First and foremost, I am most passionate about the incredible care that our professionals provide every day at Mercy Health. Knowing that the poor, working poor and under-served are never turned away; and also receive the same expert care for which any of us in this room would pay—that is  a source of tremendous pride.

What is the craziest thing you have ever done?  

While studying music in Florence, Italy, I traveled alone to Southern Italy and Sicily—places I never been before—which was really audacious for me, and it was something that my friends and family thought was completely ridiculous, but it taught the value of taking calculated risks—and it was great time.

 

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