Purnima Vepa Jain

Director of Finance and Business Support at Reliant Medical Group

At the end of the day, although I don’t touch a patient directly, I know my job here is to support people and those that work with the patient. For me, obviously, they are my customers. It’s doing what I can to help them do the best thing for the patient. Right? So, there is that indirect link back to the patient, and that’s what we are in this business for. It’s very interesting and gratifying at the end of the day.

Purnima Vepa Jain was born in West Bengal, India in 1975. She moved to Worcester, MA in 2000 and works as the director of finance and business support at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester. She has been with the company for 15 years, beginning as a financial analyst and moving up over 15 years to her current position. Purnima is also married and the mother of a six and a half year old son. In this interview, Purnima discusses her childhood, what her family dynamic entailed, and the way it has influenced her decisions today.  During her childhood, Purnima moved throughout India, Singapore, the U.K., and then finally to the United States.  She discusses the challenges of being a working mother and finding a work life balance.  Purnima believes it is crucial to give her son a full, memorable childhood, as her parents gave her, and to also pursue a successful career.  She makes monetary donations to various organizations and volunteers at her son’s school functions.  For Purnima, “Success is at the end of the day being happy and finding peace with what you have in your life at any given point in time.”  She has created a life for herself that is based on family and a hard work ethic.

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November 4, 2015
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