Another addition of Meet The Team today! We would like to introduce you to the wonderful Dana Simmons. She is our Team Leader in our Quality Management Department. She is the one that makes sure you have all your paperwork squared away (we know how fun completing paperwork can be) and that we are compliant with Joint Commission. Dana has been a long time family member of PPR and we feel lucky to work with her everyday!
1. Tell us why you love being a Quality Management Specialist? What are the best parts about your job?
I love being a Quality Management Specialist due to the fact that I get to touch base with our travel and education services staff. I love the fact that I am able to build relationships with our team. To me, it’s all about the experience. I strive to provide the best experience for our staff and make the road prior to working as smooth as possible and after they are on assignment to assist in any way possible for any need our staff may have.
2. What is the worst job you have ever had?
Fortunately for me, I’ve only held 2 jobs my entire working career. Strange I know. I do not think most folks can say that. I have been with PPR since December 23, 2002. It’s been an amazing time!
3. Can you perform any stupid human tricks?
No, I cannot. I guess I’m a little boring in the area. (No Dana…you are never boring!)
4. Favorite thing to do outside of work?
I definitely think that I am a social butterfly. I love people! I love to play recreational co-ed softball, reading, shopping, spending quality time with close friends and family.
5. Favorite TV Show?
Hands down I am a total HBO Original Series junkie. My favorite show at this time would have to be Boardwalk Empire.
6. What is one interesting fact that no one knows about you?
One interesting fact is that I am from a family of 5. I have 4 older brothers and I’m the youngest child. So, my family likes to say that I’m the spoiled child due to being the only girl and the baby of the family.
7. Favorite food and beverage?
My favorite food is Chinese and beverage is Simply Lemonade with Mango
8. Tell us what you like best about working for PPR?
What I love best about PPR are the relationships I’ve built over the years with the most amazing folks. That is one of the driving factors of why I love what I do. It’s truly the people!