Meet Our Team

Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&HDIRECTOR
Sandra Butler, MPH
Sandra Butler, MPHASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Frank Santo
Frank SantoSENIOR MANAGER OF DESIGN RESEARCH
Nour Al-Sultan, MBA, MPH
Nour Al-Sultan, MBA, MPHPROJECT MANAGER
Yonatan Keschner, MD
Yonatan Keschner, MDACCELERATOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Jim Miller, JD, MPA
Jim Miller, JD, MPAACCELERATOR DIRECTOR

Innovation Affiliates

Hiyam Nadel, MBA, RN
Hiyam Nadel, MBA, RNDIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR INNOVATIONS IN CARE DELIVERY
Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH
Ryan Carroll, MD, MPHCLINICAL INNOVATION SPECIALIST
Kevin Cedrone, PhD
Kevin Cedrone, PhDTECHNICAL SPECIALIST
Aya Caldwell
Aya CaldwellSTRATEGIC ADVISOR
Paul Currier, MD, MPH
Paul Currier, MD, MPHCLINICAL INNOVATION SPECIALIST

Our Mission

The MGH Springboard Studio activates providers, staff and patients to identify and solve for their own challenges to make healthcare more user-friendly.

Health providers know the challenges they face in patient care delivery – when activated to participate in solving their own challenges, they will design more tailored solutions

MGH Springboard Studio is designed to increase providers’ participation in healthcare innovation and improve patient and provider experience

Leveraging years of experience working in resource-constrained environments to identify pain points in healthcare delivery and turn them into productive assets

A diverse network of people, both innovators and expert mentors from within MGH as well as industry, business, engineering and design

THE MAN IN THE ARENA

Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
Delivered by Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April 1910
(Gender updated by Kris Olson)

It is not the critic who counts; not the man one who points out how the strong man person stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spend him themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he they fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.