Erin Meade is the Senior Consultant for Marketing & Events at the Center for Total Health. She has been at the Center since the beginning, and has loved every minute.
Q: In a few words, what does Total Health mean to you?
A: Total Health means being healthy enough to do the things I want to do, when I want to do them. Not having my health get in the way. Right now, getting back into marathon running shape is number one (if only my hip would cooperate!).
Q: Which person, living or dead, is your health hero or role model?
A: My mom. She’s always been a runner, and even as the years go by, she keeps getting up and out at least five days a week. She’s also become quite the yogi.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Cheese, mashed potatoes, and ice cream. Not at the same time.
Q: What do you most value in your work? What inspires you to continue?
A: The best part of working at the Center for Total Health is meeting new people from diverse backgrounds. It’s a constant inspiration to hear about all the amazing things going on to improve clinical, personal, and community health.
Q: If you could change one thing in health care, what would it be?
A: Everyone would have an electronic record that would travel with them through life, regardless of employer or insurance. No more completing a family history every time you visit a new doctor.
Q: Where do/would you most like to live?
A: On a beach.
Q: Where do/would you most like to travel?
A: I love traveling. My favorite places so far are Paris, Prague, and Lisbon; next on my to-travel list is Iceland. I also always love going home to Pittsburgh (Here We Go Steelers!).
Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?
A: Running two marathons.
Q: If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would you pick?
A: My two grandfathers, who died before I was born. And probably Dave Eggers, who is my favorite writer.
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