Gus Gear has an incredible team of people who make things happen. In a short series, we want to introduce each individual, ask them a few questions, and help you get to know them better! First, our Director of National Clinical Growth, Amy Braglia-Tarpey, MS, RD, CNSC.
Q: Where do you call home?
A: “I grew up in Michigan, lived in California for over 15 years, and now call Scottsdale, Arizona my home.”
Q: What’s your professional background?
A: “I’m a registered dietitian (RD) and certified nutrition support dietitian (CNSC) with over 20 years of expertise in Chronic Kidney Disease and home parenteral (IV) & enteral (tube feeding) nutrition.”
Q: How did you come to work at Gus Gear?
A: “In my work as a dietitian, I’ve always had a passion for patient safety, quality of care, and quality of life and led many projects supporting these missions. Gus Gear is a natural fit, allowing me to connect with and educate clinicians on our novel securement devices, as well as helping them to bring Gus Gear to their institutions.”
Q: Choose three words to describe Gus Gear.
A: “Innovative. Scrappy. Patient-centered.”
Q: Choose three words to describe yourself.
A: “Curious. Strategic. Focused.”
Q: What issue or cause are you passionate about?
A: “I’m passionate about health equity and value-based care. Too many people lack the resources to maintain their health, and our healthcare system does not prioritize high quality, low cost prevention and intervention that could make better health more accessible to everyone. My purpose is to find ways to bring innovative healthcare solutions to fruition, to make healthcare sustainable and accessible to all people.”
Q: Do you have any hobbies? If so, what are they?
A: “I have two young daughters who get much of my time and attention. My other favorite hobby is running — I just ran the San Diego Half Marathon and hope to squeeze in a few more shorter races before it gets too hot here.”
Q: What’s your favorite quote, or a quote you feel describes your life?
A: “‘This feels hard because it is hard, not because I’m doing something wrong. Self-compassion is what makes things feel difficult, instead of impossible.”’ I wish I knew who to attribute this to!”
If you have any questions for our team members about Gus Gear products, contact us today! Our mission is to build a community of caregivers — that includes our team, your family, and your team of healthcare providers.