Age 37, Henniker resident

Physician Assistant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Concord Hospital; Firefighter, Henniker Fire Department

Birthplace: Denville, N.J.

High school: Morristown High School in Morristown, N.J.

College/post grad degrees: B.S. Psychology from the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.; M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.; Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) and NH-licensed.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Always remember your fundamentals. Although on its face this seems rather trite and over-simplified, I’ve come to appreciate its wisdom and utility. Whether caring for a very sick and complicated patient, dealing with personal stress, or addressing the daily needs of my family, I’ve found that sticking to the basics before getting fancy has helped me achieve good outcomes.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

It is a privilege to be a small part of several excellent teams that provide specialized skills to the community.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Endeavor to take on necessary responsibilities that are less-desired by your colleagues. You not only build your fund of knowledge and experience but also gain the respect of your colleagues and superiors. Eventually you may find yourself expert in a niche subject and a valuable member of the team, regardless of your position or credentials.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

New Hampshire is already an attractive state for a variety of reasons. An important aspect to attracting young professionals is to keep New Hampshire a fiscally worthwhile state to live and work in. If New Hampshire is able to keep taxes and the cost of living lower than our neighboring states we will not only attract productive young professionals but also keep them here for the long-term.

Volunteer activities: I am a firefighter with the Henniker Fire Department. Along with serving the Henniker community we are part of the Capital Area Mutual Aid Compact and work closely with other towns/cities in the Capital area to help share local resources in emergencies. I was previously a volunteer EMT and firefighter for over a decade in my home town in New Jersey and would like to give a proverbial shout out to the Morris Minute Men First Aid Squad and the Morris Plains Fire Dept.

I am also on the Board of Directors of the Azimuth Check Foundation of New England. We are a NH-certified 501©(3) comprised of Veterans and First Responders who recognize the significant impact of physical and psychological injuries obtained by our veterans and first responders in the commencement of their duties. Our mission is to provide injured warriors and first responders challenging year-round athletic activities that help in healing and create an atmosphere of camaraderie. Please visit www.azimuthcheckfoundation.org if you’d like to learn more.

Last major achievement: My last “major” achievement would be having my third beautiful daughter with my wonderful wife. Professionally, I’ve recently been able to become certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) which is an elusive class I had been looking to take since becoming a physician assistant.

Upcoming Event

March 18, 2020 at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

A reception for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2020 will be held in March. Network with the best and brightest young leaders in our state.

Registration is now open!

Tickets are $45

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4:30 - 5:15 pm - VIP Reception

The VIP reception is only open to 2020 class, past recipients and other guests by invitation only

5:15 - 6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Awards Presentation

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About

Since its inception in 2002, the New Hampshire Union Leader's annual 40 Under Forty awards have honored more than 720 outstanding Granite Staters making a difference in their communities and professions. Nominations are gathered from across the state and are followed by a reception in March.


Nominations for 2021 will open in April 2020

Guidelines:

  • Candidates should have already contributed significantly to their field, their community and/or the state and should have the potential to do much more in future years.
  • Nominees must not turn 40 before February 1, 2021.
  • Nominees must have lived in the state for the past three years.
  • Candidates may nominate themselves.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
  • Past nominations that were not selected can be submitted with updated information
  • Selections are not final until announced.
  • The number of nominations received for a person has no bearing on the judging process
  • Additional letters or emails of recommendation will not be accepted
  • DEADLINE: All nominations must be received by October 6, 2019

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