If you want something done — quickly and right — go to Deb Trevelin. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to Deb.
Not only did she complete her RVNAhealth Staffer of the Week questionnaire in record time, Deb brings pragmatism, professionalism, and a clever wit to her work and life. Plus, this Director of Finance knows how to relax and have fun.
Read on …
Where did you grow up and where do you reside now? I grew up in Seymour. I lived in Hamden and Wallingford, and now live again in Seymour.
What brought you to RVNA? I was looking for a new job and interviewed with Theresa [Santoro, President & CEO] and others. I liked the atmosphere and felt it would be a good fit.
What is your role at RVNA? Director of Finance.
How long have you worked at RVNA? It will be 5 years in January.
What is your favorite part of your job? I like interacting with employees in all different departments and levels of the organization and functional areas. In finance we do not often see what is happening in the field… the interaction is our eyes and ears. Helps put the pieces together as we operate as a whole.
Did you ever consider being a nurse?
Yes I did .. my Mom was a nurse and two of my Aunts were nurses. I thought that was the direction I should go, but at the last minute I decided to go to St. Michael’s College in Vermont. Funny thing is that I have spent my entire career in healthcare — just on the finance side.
What do you love to do when you’re not working?
I love to golf. I belong a national league, the LPGA Amateur Golf League (formerly EWGA). I have golfed with the same group of women since 2005. We have a lot of laughs both on and off the course. We don’t take ourselves too seriously; none of us are going pro anytime soon!! I kickbox. I love the beach. There is nothing better than to spend the day at the beach. I read, I walk, I swim … I repeat. And sometimes I just watch the sun move across the sky. I love to spend time with my sisters, nieces, and grandnephews. They can always make me smile. I also like going to concerts. I love live music.
What is your hidden talent? I can fix anything with a zip tie and some duct tape. My family refers to me as MacGyver…
What would you do if you won the lottery? Probably buy a house right on the water … walk down stairs to get to the beach. Travel. Golf. Live!
Do you have a favorite RVNAhealth moment or story? Watching the new building being built … we could see the progress each day… and then being able to move in.