As a Nurse Manager for the Cardiothoracic Intermediate Care and Telemetry unit, Bryan Fowler mentors staff and helps to facilitate quality, safe care. He continues this level of caring with his work in the community.

For a number of years, Bryan has donated his time to the healthcare expo at the Contractors for Kids 5k event at Ward Melville High School. Not only does he offer cholesterol and blood pressure screening at Stony Brook’s booth at the expo, but he teaches patients about safe levels and advises them to regularly visit their physicians.

Bryan has been very involved in his children’s lives, coaching his daughter’s softball team for many years and helping to lead his son’s Boy Scout troop. Setting an example of giving back is important to Bryan, and he often volunteers with his daughter at the soup kitchen of St. James Church in Setauket. He also regularly helps the community by teaching a Basic Life Support class to any group in need of the training.

Currently back in school at Stony Brook for a Masters in Leadership Management, Bryan feels fortunate that he has had the opportunity to go to school and get the training he has received. He says that he wants to pass on all that he has learned to the community and future generations, finding it important for everyone to try to help improve the lives of others, if they can.

“If I prevent even one bad health outcome by providing quality care at the hospital or by someone coming to my booth at a health fair," he said, "I’ll feel like I made the world a little better.”