WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Becky DeGroote
Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members
WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.
The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.
Meet institute member BECKY DEGROOTE.
Title: Manager of Acute Care Rehab Services
Company: Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
How long have you been with your current employer? 13 years
Alma Mater: Ithaca College; I graduated with a Bachelors in Clinical Science in 2007 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008
Prior career experience: Physical therapist for New Hanover Regional Medical Center from 2009-2013; Coordinator for Acute Care Rehab Services 2013-2020
Current job responsibilities: I am a Physical Therapist by trade. Currently, I am the manager of a clinical department comprised of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Therapy Tech Assistants who treat patients in all of NH NHRMC’s acute hospital facilities. Leadership responsibilities include: facilitating clinical and administrative performance improvement initiatives; administrative and operational duties; hiring and retaining high performing team members; and accountability for all aspects of patient care.
Hobbies: I am a proud mom to my two beautiful daughters. We enjoy going to the beach and spending time outdoors together. I also enjoy cooking, learning to do new DIY projects and spending time with family and friends.
To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.
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