Strategy and Innovation Office

Our team

D-3300 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN, 37232-2104
tel 615.936.1424

William W. Stead, MD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, and Chief Strategy Officer

Carol Aronson - Administrative Officer
Judy Privett - Executive Assistant to William W. Stead, and Kristy Sinkfield
Karen Davis - Administrative Assistant II

D-8200 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN, 37232-2106
3401 West End Ave Ste 290, Nashville, TN 37203-6866

tel 615.322.3118 · fax 615.322.8844

Kristy Sinkfield - Director

Herschel Pollard - Communications Officer
Kate Hegge, MSHA, MBA - Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Marinea White - Grants Manager
Steven J. Weissenburger, MEd - Consultant
Tola Akhom-Pokrywka - Program Coordinator

Getting to the collaborative space at 3401 West End

We recommend all faculty and staff ride the shuttle. Parking is first come, first serve in the building.

Campus Shuttle: The Purple Route stops at 3401 West End. Shuttles leave the round wing on the quarter-hour (0, 15, 30, 45) and travel 9 minutes to 3401 West End. Shuttles leave 3401 West End 6 minutes before the quarter-hour (9, 24, 39, 54) and travel 21 minutes to the round wing. Find detailed schedules online.

Visitor parking: The parking garage located in the back of the building is open from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Visitors may park on Level B, 3rd floor. Bring your parking ticket in to be validated.

Walking: Please also use the visitors’ entrance from the parking garage in the back of the building. You will enter on Level B, 3rd floor. The front entrance is not accessible to visitors.

Biking: Please lock your bike on the rack in the parking garage and use the visitors’ entrance. You will enter on Level B, 3rd floor. The building management does not allow bikes in the building.



Requesting our services

The Strategy and Innovation Office (S&I) team provides facilitative services that assist customers in achieving their strategic goals. These services range from ongoing support for short-term programs, to DesignShops® – time-boxed facilitated work sessions. The S&I office maintains a collaborative work space at 3401 West End Ste 290 to facilitate these services.

Requests for DesignShops and/or the use of the collaborative work space should be emailed to Tola Pokrywka (tola.pokrywka@vanderbilt.edu) with the following to include the following information:

  1. Lead or executive sponsor of the work.
  2. Objectives of the work – what you hope to accomplish.
  3. Services requested: facilitation, or only access to the collaborative space
  4. Estimated logistics: number of participants, potential # of ½ days, when you may want this session to happen.

Requests are reviewed and approved by the Chief Strategy Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer. Once approved, a prescribed set of services will be provided to the SponsorTeam.  

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