• Ajala Anavberokhai

    MRI Technologist

    "When I was a child, I wanted to be the next Oprah. I loved watching her on TV and seeing the impact she made. I knew I wanted a job that could make a similar difference with people. Then when I got to high school, I really got interested in joining the military. I took a basic first aid course...

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  • Brianne Ray

    Brianne Ray

    Physical Therapist Assistant

    Healthcare workers have always been heroes to me. When I was little, I often talked about becoming a doctor. I wanted so badly to help people feel better. Over the years I considered several different career paths, but it wasn’t until college that I was introduced to my passion: physical therapy.

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  • Bristol Swann

    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    "I first became interested in working in emergency services as a child. My stepfather was a law enforcement officer and volunteer firefighter, and every once in a while he’d let me go on calls with him. I loved the idea of fighting fires and helping people.

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  • Brooke McDonnell, BSN, RN

    Nurse Manager

    Brooke McDonnell always knew she wanted to help people. Today, she does just that at Stormont Vail Health. 

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  • Carley Scott

    Carley Scott


    "When my cousin told me about her job as a surgical technologist, I thought it sounded like a really cool way to make a living. I began to wonder if a job in health care might be for me. One day, while watching Grey’s Anatomy, I decided to take the plunge.  

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  • Connie Wagers, MBA, RT(R), RDMS

    Director, Medical Imaging Services

    As a teenager, Connie Wagers volunteered at Stormont Vail Health. Connie's mother saw how much she enjoyed her time there and encouraged her to apply to the radiology program. Today, Connie is the Director of Medical Imaging Services. 

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  • Darlene Stone

    Senior Vice President & Chief Experience Officer

    Darlene Stone was in high school when she first got interested in healthcare and began working in an entry-level position. Today, she's in a leadership role and helps run Stormont Vail Health.

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  • Elizabeth Paradise

    Occupational Therapy Assistant

    I began working in retail as soon as I graduated from high school. But when I was around 30 years old, I wanted a change and began exploring my options. I thought health care might be a good fit, so I started working at a home for adults with disabilities. Since a license wasn’t required for the...

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  • Grace Desch

    Clinical Nurse Manager

    When I was in 1st grade, our class was asked to think about where we saw ourselves in the future. I still have that yearbook, and at seven years old I said I wanted to be a pediatrician. Throughout the years, I bounced back and forth between pursuing that dream of health care and going down the...

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  • Halee Cashio

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    "As a child, I wanted to be a veterinarian because I love animals, but I first became interested in dental hygiene when I attended a career fair during my junior year of high school. I loved that this career would allow me to provide service to the public and would accommodate the type of life I...

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