How to Support Your Spouse During Period of Extended Family Illness - Andrew Epstein

In Chapter 18 of 19 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, husband and charter school executive Andrew Epstein shares advice on how to best support a spouse during a period of extended family illness. Presence matters most, so he begins by prioritizing family first. He finds combining strength with an occasional joke to keep people laughing to be a good mix through the experience. Epstein is currently Senior Director for Finance at Democracy Prep Public Schools in New York City. Previously, he was a finance executive at Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam Records and, previous to that, a schoolteacher in the Teach for America Corps program. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School.