This week’s Spotlight features Vice President and Principal Jennifer Tomasik. Jennifer has been with CFAR for 22 years. She leads CFAR’s Healthcare practice and has had the privilege of working with mission-oriented leaders across many industries for more than two decades. Jennifer is a deep believer in the power of systems-thinking and the role of active engagement of people across all levels of an organization to shape, own, and contribute to their strategic future. Click here to read her full biography.
First and last name
What is your role at CFAR?
Vice President and Principal.
How long have you been with CFAR?
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Helping clients find new ways of tackling sticky challenges that they couldn’t previously address.
What are three words you would use to describe CFAR?
Curious. Committed. Partners.
What motivates you to go to work?
The people—I love my colleagues and the partnerships we develop with our clients!
What has been your favorite memory at CFAR?
There are too many to choose from!
What is your favorite thing about working at CFAR?
I love the variety of the work—every day, every week, every month is different, from the client work to what it takes to run and grow the firm.
What book are you currently reading right now?
Circe by Madeline Miller.
What is your favorite book/podcast?
Hidden Brain, with Shankar Vedantam.
If you could gain a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?
The ability to speak another language. My daughters are both fluent in French and my husband can speak six languages!
What are your top three publications that you read every morning?
NPR.org, Fierce Healthcare, and Boston Globe.
What is one thing—industry-related or not—you learned in the last month?
We are lucky to live within walking distance to The Narragansett Boat Club, which is one of the oldest rowing clubs in the US, and I learned how to row a Zephyr!
What is one thing that made you smile recently?
Having my entire family together for the first time in over a year, with the bonus of enjoying my father’s famous clam boil during our summer vacation.
What inspires you?
My daughters inspire me to be the best mom, person, and business owner I can be.