CNO Roundtable 2022
Get to Know the CNO
We asked our panelists some fun personal questions. Their answers may surprise you!
We asked our panelists to share a few personal details with us, ranging from favorite comfort foods to adorable pets and fictional characters they admire.
Elizabeth Adams, Kaiser Permanente Downey
Favorite comfort food: Chips and salsa.
Music I enjoy: Country music and jazz — I’m from Texas, and in high school I worked in a radio station, where I hosted a jazz show.
A fictional character I admire: Lassie, because she was always loyal and tried to do the right thing. Pets: Walter, Penny and our new little schnauzer puppy, Winston.
Lori Burnell, Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Most memorable place: In 2001, my husband and I sold our house and traveled with our 18-year-old son to Jerusalem to serve as volunteers for Calvary Chapel and a nonprofit called For Zion Sake, which assisted new Jewish immigrants with food, clothing and other practical needs. It was the most challenging and rewarding experience of our lives. Life is full of risks — choose them wisely!
Anita Girard, Cedars-Sinai
Favorite comfort food: Vegan Mac Daddy, from the Veganomicon cookbook.
Most memorable place: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, where I once went snorkeling.
A fictional character I admire: The Téa Leoni character in “Madam Secretary,” for her ability to handle highly charged political situations while still prioritizing her husband and children.
Pets: Our rescue kitty, Prudence. I just love how she knows how to take a nap!
Karen A. Grimley, UCLA Health | UCLA School of Nursing
Favorite comfort food: Indian food has become my go-to: butter chicken, tikka masala, garlic naan and palak paneer.
Music I enjoy: Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys or Tony Bennett. Most memorable place: The River Sâone in the south of France.
A fictional character I admire: Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, for her wit, situational awareness, unassuming humility and candor.
Pets: Two rescue cats: Delilah and Dexter.
Ceonne Houston-Raasikh, PIH Health Downey
Favorite comfort food: I haven’t met a chocolate food I didn’t like!
Music I enjoy: I have a 7-year-old, so I listen to a lot of Kidz Bop. Most memorable place: A remote village on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
A fictional character I admire: Harvey Specter, the high-powered corporate lawyer from “Suits.” Although he’s a narcissist, he’s also confident, relentless and maintains a winning attitude.
Katie Hughes, Casa Colina
Favorite comfort food: I am originally from the UK, so my favorite comfort food is Marmite on toast. A bit of an acquired taste, but comforting to me.