Carol Aronson - Administrative Officer
Herschel Pollard - Communications Officer
Judy Privett - Executive Assistant to William W. Stead, and Kristy Sinkfield
Karen Davis - Administrative Assistant II
Kristy Sinkfield, MEd - Director
Marinea White - Grants Manager
Megan Youngblood - Director
Nancy Lorenzi, PhD - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Steven J. Weissenburger, MEd - Project Manager
William W. Stead, MD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, and Chief Strategy Officer
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 the Innovation Center - a collaborative work space - at 3401 West End Ste 290 to facilitate these services.
Requests for DesignShops or use of the Innovation Center should call 615-322-3118 or send an email to:
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.
Getting to the Innovation Center 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.