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RAPS Volunteer Profile: Lena Cordie

  • 1.  RAPS Volunteer Profile: Lena Cordie

    Posted 17-Apr-2018 09:18

    16 April – 20 April is Volunteer Appreciation Week. RAPS is recognizing some of its wonderful volunteers for all their dedication and hard work over the past year and beyond. Get to know them each day this week with a fun Q + A below and check out RAPS Volunteer Program to learn more and get involved. 

    Lena Cordie 

    • What do you love about the regulatory profession? I love the irregularity of the regulatory profession. There are no "common" solutions or "typical" days – we've got far more than 50 shades of grey in our world!!
    • Do you prefer coffee or tea? When I'm at home in MN, give me an IV of coffee, but when I'm at home in the UK, it's more often pot after pot of tea – pour the tea, and add the cream.
    • What is the best business travel advice you've ever received? The best travel advice I received (and I give to others now) is don't worry so much about what you are packing. If you forget something, you can always pick it up along the way somewhere. And always go to where the locals hang out to experience the culture & great food!
    • What does being a RAPS volunteer mean to you? As a RAPS volunteer, I get to be part of, and help lead, a vibrant community of regulatory professionals with a common purpose – patient safety. By volunteering with RAPS, I am able to share my energy and experience with other RAPS members, and contribute program input and ideas to both my local chapter and the larger RAPS community. Volunteering with RAPS has helped strengthen my leadership skills, my regulatory knowledge, and my professional network.
    • What are you reading? I am always reading – my house has stacks of good old paper books in various degrees of wear. My current "indulgent" read is the 852 page behemoth "Six Wives – the Queens of Henry VIII" by David Starkey. My "intellectual" read is "You are a Badass – How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero.

    Heather Arkwright
    Community Manager