Hollis translates her personal mantra into business culture, reminding her staff that each is expected to lead in his or her individual role.
“We work very hard every day to maintain a positive culture and build leaders within the company,” she said.
Hollis, who credits the UF College of Medicine with helping to foster her drive and ambition, was inspired to help future medical students find their own paths to success. Through a private gift to the college, she recently established the Stephanie D. Hollis, MD, Endowed Scholarship.
“I didn’t get here in a vacuum; I had to work hard and be challenged,” she said. “I was thinking, ‘What can I do to make my contributions matter?’”
The newly endowed scholarship has already helped recruit a new student for the 2016–17 academic year. New student Anthony Pollizzi began his first year of medical school in July.
“I wanted to make an immediate impact,” she said. “I want this scholarship to make that difference for a student, for them to realize their own pivotal moment.”