10 Questions: Jennifer Lacasse
Jennifer Lacasse has worked as the Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Cape Cod Hospital for the past two years and one year at Falmouth Hospital. Lacasse, who is originally from New Bedford, has four daughters and one stepson ranging in ages from 22 to 31. She lives in Plymouth with her husband, and two of her daughters, and enjoys taking her labs Charlie and Raven to the beach. Lacasse recently shared with us what she is most excited about, her hidden talents and her life advice to others.
What was your very first or most interesting job?
My first and favorite job ever was at Calvin Klein Clothing Outlet in New Bedford through high school. I made great friends and got to pose for their ads. I learned how to count back change to customers, customer service and inventory. They also had good jeans!
What is your favorite memory at Cape Cod Hospital?
I love that we are a team. A most recent memory is a favorite because we had an emergency and we have an amazing chief of this department, Dr. Tara Chute. We were in the operating room and everyone was all hands-on deck. Dr. Chute was here and everyone was changing and gowning up. When you say you need help, people appear from all over the place. That’s my favorite thing about working here—our team.
What is something you always keep in your trunk?
A mini shovel. My husband put it in my trunk in case I ever get stuck. I don’t like the snow!
If you didn’t live on the Cape, where would you want to live?
I don’t know if I would want to live anywhere else, but a tropical vacation sounds nice, like St. John. I am a New England girl. I love it here.
What is your favorite movie?
“As Good as It Gets,” with Jack Nicholson. I just think Jack Nicholson is so funny. I also liked him in “A Few Good Men.”
What life advice would you give to others?
To appreciate the moments in life, your family and your friends, and love what you do.
Do you have a hidden passion or talent?
I am an avid reader. I like to do things with my hands. I like to sew, paint and to craft. My mom is an English teacher and she says I am the queen of trash and treasure because I read both at the same time. I might read a trashy novel and then pick up a classic—a favorite is John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.”
If you could eat one food forever, what would it be?
Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade sauce. Spaghetti, fettuccine—I love it all! I crave it.
What is your favorite time of day?
Late afternoon, when the day is winding down. We have a wraparound porch where we can hang out to watch the sunsets. That’s my favorite feature of our new house, even in the winter.
What are you most excited about these days?
I have a new grandbaby, Margaret, who is four months old. She has the best hair of any baby I have ever seen! I think it’s fun to live the world through the eyes of someone seeing it for the first time. She lives 10 minutes away. She’s a sleepover guest. I love seeing the little things she learns every day.