Roxann Rogers Meyer began her career at Immanuel Medical Center twenty years ago and was in the marketing department during the formation of Alegent Health. When Immanuel was created, she had the opportunity to join Immanuel Senior Living. At that time, they had two retirement communities and the Lifeline program. She has witnessed tremendous growth during her 12 years with Immanuel Communities and really enjoys the senior living field. Immanuel is the parent company for Immanuel Communities, Immanuel Lifeline and Immanuel Pathways. They are the leader in senior housing and services and are proud of their 125 years of service to the Omaha area.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband, Dr. Dean Meyer, is a doctor of optometry and has his own practice in Omaha. We have been married for 31 years and we believe it is important to maintain a sense of humor and a certain amount of independence. Our daughter, Michelle, is in Optometry school in Arizona and will graduate in 2013 and may possibly return to Omaha to practice with her father. Our son, Max, is a classical guitar performance major at UNO and is also working toward his teaching degree. Max performs with the Omaha Guitar Trio and is also a member of two cover bands.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I got married to Dean and became a wife and then a mother. My family is very important to me.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy going to a movie, having lunch with friends, shopping and taking in the arts scene.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
My degree is in Broadcast Journalism and I was the first female radio newscaster at KFOR radio in Lincoln. I also gave the color commentary for the Nebraska Football Network.
What are you the most proud of?
My family and their values and their character.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To be true to myself and to have passion for whatever commitments I make whether they are professional or personal.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
When I retire, I would like to have the time, energy and resources to give back to my community. I would love to mentor young women. And, of course, Dean and I will be living in an Immanuel community.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I have a vivid imagination, so I have many super powers I would like to possess.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I really do have the opportunity to use many of my skills and talents in the course of my day, but I do have the ability to write poetry at a moment’s notice.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Well, I have no athletic ability, so it would be nice to have some athletic prowess.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Heaven is For Real
What is your favorite movie?
Gone with the Wind
What is your favorite TV show?
Downtown Abbey—I am hooked!
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
Nelson Mandella because I admire his spirit and leadership.