President & CEO

Giving Thanks

John KristelI have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. First and foremost, I’m thankful for my supportive family. When I was presented with the opportunity to take the helm at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network – to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities – my wife and three children were eager to join me and to begin a new chapter.

People Are Priority One

John KristelIf you have ever started a new job, you know that the first 90 days are like trying to drink water from a fire hose. You receive massive amounts of information and introductions that are nearly impossible to digest. To succeed, you have to set priorities – focusing on what needs to be addressed first.

Why Good Shepherd? Why Now?

John KristelSince being named President & CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, I’ve received a number of supportive inquiries from friends and family, colleagues and other health-care executives. Most of the questions I received are a variation of the same theme – Why Good Shepherd? And, why now?