Members of our 2016 class of Up & Comers, Modern Healthcare's 30th, have a common motivational thread running through their ascents to healthcare leadership: a deep desire to serve and improve the lives of their fellow citizens.
Their paths into healthcare, on the other hand, are as unique as the 12 individuals we honor.
Jacey Cooper, for instance, aspired to medicine, but early motherhood drove her to a career in healthcare consulting. Now she is a rising star among public servants in California, serving Gov. Jerry Brown in a key leadership role.