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  • April 27, 2018

Meet CHA Board Member Sandra Fenwick

As president and CEO of Boston Children's Hospital, Sandra Fenwick has served on the CHA Board of Trustees since 2016.

One thing most people don't know about you: I led a research program in Saudi Arabia after college. I was thrown in at the deep end and learned more than I expected about leadership, organization and people skills. It was an enormous risk, but it helped me decide where I wanted to focus my career.

Motto: Love what you do, and do what you love.

Historical figure you admire: Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn her M.D. in the United States. I read her biography when I was in the seventh grade, and I wanted more than anything to be a pioneer in the medical field.

Favorite childhood memory: Traditional Slovakian holiday gatherings with multiple generations of my family

Natural gift you'd most like to possess: Creativity. But that's why I surround myself with the most creative people!

Traits you value in a colleague: Honesty is fundamental to human character; humility is about what we deliver to patients; courage is about doing the right thing, not necessarily the easy thing.

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