I was born in New York City am married to the former Susan Ciamillo have three children and eight grandchildren. I have worked in the healthcare delivery industry for most of my life. My primary area of work has been the community pharmacy industry and long-term care. A number of years ago when I was approaching my mid-life crisis, rather than getting a sports car, I returned to school to get a doctoral degree. Since then I have worked in higher education, as well as my previous fields. My wife and I moved to the South (Georgia) 15 years ago and I have since worked in both South Carolina and Georgia.