Spotlight: Mary Jo Sexton-Tosh, MSA

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Mary Jo Sexton

Mary Jo Sexton-Tosh, MSA has been a member of Team Med Global since 2016, and currently serves as Director of Education. She is passionate about overseeing the TMG’s Executive MSP program and promoting medical staff services, payer enrollment, peer review, and quality improvement. 

Mary Jo has worked in leadership for over 25 years and earned her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Mo. She has been employed by corporations, non-profits, and acute and managed care organizations.

Mary Jo’s accomplishments include building three multi-state CVOs, developing state-accredited CME programs, and facilitating the first bio-terrorism training program for primary caregivers.

The Lighter Side

 

Mary Jo’s fur babies, Mario and Mia

When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite pastime?
In the spring and summer, I like to be outside gardening, swimming, and having cookouts with friends. In the winter, I like to cook and read archeology books. And, I always like playing with my dogs Mario and Mia!

What makes your heart sing?
The holidays – the preparation and spending time with family and friends.

What’s your dream vacation spot?
Italy, which is where the majority of my family is from. I would love to see where my great grandparents and grandparents lived. I would also like to go to Egypt to see the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings.

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
Throughout my childhood and into adulthood my nickname was Winnie. It was a name given to me by my girlfriend’s little brother, who couldn’t say my name correctly and called me Winnie Doe instead of Mary Jo. The Winnie part stuck.

Which historical figure do you most admire?
Not really one historical person, but the immigrants who came to this country and left family and friends behind to make a better life for themselves and worked so hard to be U.S. citizens.

Which living person would you most like the opportunity to meet?
Dr. Zawi Hawass, the head of Egyptian antiquities, because I have always been fascinated with Egyptian archeology and history, particularly from a Biblical sense. 

What’s your most treasured childhood possession that you still have?
A ruby ring that my late Aunt gave me in fourth grade, because she was my favorite aunt and passed away shortly thereafter. I also treasure a gold medal of the Madonna and Child from Italy that was blessed by the Pope that my Nonni (grandmother) gave me when I turned 13. I rarely take either of them off. And last, a ruby ring that was my father’s. He wore all of my life and I’ve kept to pass on to my son.

When was the last time you had a good belly laugh (and what caused you to laugh)?
When my college buddies and I got together and talked about old times, and how we’ve now become our parents.

 

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