This summer, we’re taking the time to introduce the RSDSA team to our Warriors and their families so you can know the names and faces behind our organization.
What is your name and title?
I’m Jim Broatch and I’m the Executive Vice President and Director of RSDSA.
How long have you been with RSDSA?
I’ve worked for RSDSA for 20 years, first in Haddonfield, NJ and then when it relocated in Milford, Connecticut. I moved the office to my hometown when Roe and Frank Davis, two of the RSDSA founders retired. Each day, I walk to work with Murphy my beautiful and loving golden retriever.
What is your favorite part about working with RSDSA?
That each day, I’m given the chance to help people. Every day is different. It is a blessing. I have gotten to meet a lot of angels over these years. I work with an excellent team and I’m guided by a passionate, committed Board of Directors. Working for a small organization allows you to quickly conceive of a project and then implement it.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
An emergency department educational initiative. Going to the emergency department to seek relief for a nasty CRPS pain flare-up is a roll of the dice. You do not know how you will be treated. Too often you are perceived as a “drug seeker” and you’re dismissed without any effective intervention. We want to test the effectiveness of a Medicalert advantage plus plan which will allow individuals to store online valuable medical information generated by you and your medical team which can be easily accessed by the emergency department to “legitimize” and hopefully guide your visit.
What is your favorite quote?
“You serve each person as perfectly as you can, knowing that this may be the only opportunity that you have to do this.” – Robert P. Maloney
What are you passionate about?
My family, my faith journey as I’m trying to be a Christian, my work, birdwatching, being an advocate, and a good citizen, and soccer (or football as the rest of the world calls it!).
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Home is easily my favorite. Second is Italy, third is Fenway Park, and fourth is San Diego.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Being with my family, reading, kayaking, birdwatching, cheering on the Boston Red Sox, and participating in the Beloved Men’s Ministry at my church
Share a fun fact about you. It can be personal or related to RSDSA.
When my wife and I were dorm parents at an alternative school in East Haddam, I canoed the entire 410 miles of the Connecticut River from Canada to Long Island Sound with 15 teenagers.
Keep an eye on the RSDSA blog for more from our team all summer long!