A vision that started nine years ago in 2004, Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC, finally wrote her book based on a common phrase, “If I knew then what I know now.” Doreen and her book’s contributors have graciously shared heartfelt stories about what they’ve learned through life lessons and trial and error. This book is a compilation of their experiences: things they have done, what they have learned, and observations they have made, with the hope someone will recognize themselves in their stories and spark a change to make their lives better.
Doreen has worked in healthcare since 1987. Tired of seeing the “sick and sad,” she founded Time to Play® (www.TimetoPlay.com), Resources for a Better Life. Time to Play is her dream to bring resources to others so they can learn what they need to know and enjoy life. Doreen’s mantra is “people helping people”. Her goal and the goal of her team is to provide content in a non-threatening manner and to introduce a proactive approach vs. reactive thinking.
Doreen is also the founder of the BExtraordinary® makeup line and BExtraordinary® fragrance for men and women (along with Michael K. Waterman, the Makeup and Beauty Editor for Time to Play) with the goal to re-empower others by reminding them to BExtraordinary®!
Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (a board certified healthcare executive), a Certified Professional Coach, a Certified Life Coach and a NYS Department of Health Diabetes Prevention Counselor / Lifestyle Coach.
Doreen lives on Long Island with her loving husband James of 25 years, their three children Gregory, Nicholas and Jacquelyn, their dog Cody and their fish. She continues on her quest for quality of life and relearning how to enjoy life.