Q&A: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Maida Milone

The executive director of the society’s Eastern Pennsylvania chapter tells us the coolest thing about her job, what she does in her spare time, and more.

Maida MiloneMaida Milone, 56, Ardmore
Executive director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Eastern Pennsylvania chapter

» Coolest thing about her job: I get to meet really fascinating people—great scientists, business leaders, wonderful volunteers—who often have to overcome enormous challenges. 

» Last thing she read: Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, and Designing Interiors

» Last thing she ate that she loved: Georges Perrier just catered an event for us, and the risotto was so fabulous. 

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» Role model: My son. He goes to college in England. It’s not always easy for an American to get into school full-time in Europe.

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» Perfect vacation: Sleeping! 

» What she likes most about herself: I’m optimistic and hopeful. 

» Pet peeve: Laziness, and people who are late.

» What she likes most about others: Kindness. 

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» Ketchup or mustard? For fries and fried eggs, ketchup; mustard for hot dogs. 

» Country or rock? At the moment, I’m listening to Lady Antebellum, but I still love Joni Mitchell. 

» Words to live by: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been,” a quote I love from George Eliot.

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