As the inaugural Chief Innovation Officer at Sutter Health, Chris Waugh leverages his extensive experience in human-centered design to shape the integrated network’s innovation strategy. Human-centered design, a creative approach seeking personalized solutions to individual needs, involves understanding people, their behaviors, and identifying trends to enhance healthcare experiences. Chris aims to make healthcare more usable and accessible for patients, doctors, and nurses.
Before joining Sutter Health, Chris held entrepreneurial leadership roles at IDEO, a globally respected Bay Area design and innovation firm. He also served as the Vice President of Design at One Medical Group in San Francisco, contributing to the establishment of an innovative culture. Chris is a graduate of Fort Lewis College in Colorado, holding bachelor’s degrees in international business and French.
The Monthly Novato Speaker Series, held at the Bill and Adele Jonas Center in Novato, is an ongoing program that brings together a diverse range of speakers from various fields and backgrounds to share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives with the community. To view the Novato Speaker Series schedule and purchase tickets, visit their website.