Innovation Hub Team
Frankie is the Hub's senior designer. Frankie studied design at Cornell University and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, where his classmates voted him "most energetic." He loves interviewing people. This came in handy in past work as a journalist, and later as a user researcher, and nowadays helps with understanding healthcare challenges. It also serves him on weekends when he writes poems live, for strangers (check out freecustompoetry.org).
Outside of Sibley, Frankie develops games and other inventions (you can find his creation BrainSpin for sale on Amazon), teaches "Innovative Thinking" to grad students at University of Maryland, and draws. He's also learning French.
Emily handles the Hub’s communications and marketing efforts. She shares the successes and failures of the Hub’s Design and Lean projects internally as well as to the healthcare innovation community at large.
Prior to joining the Hub, Emily started her professional life in financial services public relations. She left the financial services industry and started a company, The Purple Passport, that focused on chic cosmopolitan travel.
Emily has an A.B. from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University. She adores eating (period), traveling, and enduring the zany adventures of her two children, dog, and husband.
Mitchell is the Healthcare Service Innovation Lead at Sibley Hospital, he coordinates the day-to-day activities of the hub.
Previous work includes medical research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, operations consulting at Johns Hopkins Hospital, international healthcare work with the Taiwan’s National Bureau of Insurance, and investment banking.
He received his Bachelor’s in science in Molecular Cell Developmental Biology from the University of California Los Angeles. In addition, he received his Masters in Public Health specializing in Health Care Management from Yale School of Public Health in conjunction with the Yale School of Management.
In his spare time, he enjoys swimming all year, skiing in the winters, and hiking adventures around DC proper during the spring and summer. He is also an avid chess player and movie buff.
Janet is the Manager of Innovation Operations at Sibley Hospital. She coordinates both day-to-day activities and long-term projects of the Hub, facilitates design thinking sessions, and works on initiatives to improve patient experience and staff engagement. Previously, Janet worked in international development, managing grants to civil society organizations in the Western Balkans. Just prior to joining the Hub, Janet developed and managed an Artist Residency in Iceland as part of the founding team of an intercultural storytelling festival called Saga Fest. She has a B.A. in International Relations and French from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Janet loves dance and dance fitness, live music, exploring the arts scene in the District/Maryland/Virginia, being in coffee shops, and going for walks with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Joe is a strategic advisor to the Innovation Hub, and helps to ensure that the Hub is meeting the needs of its stakeholders and end users. He holds a degree in Anthropology from Carleton College, and is currently pursuing his Master of Public Health and MBA at Johns Hopkins University.
Joe is an award-winning human-centered designer with a special focus on improving healthcare access and equity. Prior to his work with the Sibley Innovation Hub, Joe was a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Guatemala, and the Senior Program Coordinator for Operation Smile, leading international surgical teams in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Paraguay.
For fun, Joe is an avid traveler, movie buff, and experimenter-in-chief in the kitchen. Nothing pleases him more than exploring a new area, trying a new food, or continuing his relentless pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee.
Doug Solomon, PhD, MPH
As a Senior Advisor to the Hub, Doug leads design thinking workshops to help Sibley employees tackle problems with the end-user in mind. Additionally, Doug has a wealth of experience with design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Doug is currently a Fellow at the famed design firm IDEO. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Apple, Inc.
Matt serves the Innovation Hub as its Engineer-in-Residence and an advisor on innovation. In this part-time advisory role, Matt draws on his electrical engineering, digital startup, and agile experience to help implement and introduce new technologies both to the Hub and the wider Sibley community.
Outside of Sibley, Matt loves exploring walkable DC with his family, playing with Internet-of-Things APIs, and doing what he can to continue making DC a great place to live and work.
Amy is our Experimental Visionary in the Innovation Hub at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Willing to envision and design anything once, her professional prowess is brought to bear on special Hub designs including transitions of care, automated robotic deliveries, remote home monitoring, and other telehealth projects. Amy is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and has been with Sibley since 2014. Her Sibley portfolio includes internal consulting projects, physician contracting, Integrative Medicine (Acupuncture), and strategic design.
Outside of Sibley, Amy is wife to David Coon, an officer in the U.S. Army, and patron saint of hounds (they have two). You may spot her swimming at Wilson Aquatic Center, cycling across Memorial Bridge toward the Mount Vernon Trail, or running in Rock Creek Park.
Allison Hart is the Administrative Resident at Sibley Memorial Hospital and is currently completing her Master of Health Administration at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Allison supports the Hub however she can, including providing patient experience data and assisting with Sibley’s leader-led Lean and Design innovation projects.
Outside of work, Allison is an avid baker, a dogged fan of Cleveland sports, and never turns down an opportunity to travel someplace new.
Lean Kaizen Promotional Office Team
Tenzin is the Lean Deployment Specialist at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Tenzin establishes visual content for education, marketing, recognition, and performance tracking and supports in classroom and just-in-time training of project leaders and members. She also works as a facilitator for Lean interns and transitional duty employees as well as a resource for front line staff and process owners when a coach is unavailable.
For fun, Tenzin likes to read, try vegetarian dishes from around the world, and travel to new places.
Jun Orlanes is the Hub's lead coach for Lean/ Performance Excellence.