Karen Tilstra

CoFounder & Innovation Designer
Florida Hospital Innovation Lab - FHIL
Karen Tilstra, PhD Karen Tilstra, PhD, is an inventor, a creativity researcher, design thinker, consultant, and innovation architech. She wants to live in a world where work is fast, people are free, and chocolate is devoid of calories; but, in the meantime she has co-founder of the award winning Florida Hospital Innovation Lab, (FHIL); who Florida Hospital Chief Strategy Officer, David Banks, believes is one the Florida Hospital's most transformational initiatives. One year after launching FHIL Karen co-founded Orlando Magic's Innovation Lab; and co-designed the nation's first undergraduate degree in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida. Her most recent project launching the San Diego State University's Design Thinking Innovation Lab. Karen holds a PhD in Innovation and leadership, EdS. in Educational Psychology, and a MA in Counseling Psychology. She has taught at the University level in both USA and Asia and is currently a visiting professor at Rollins College. She is a licensed Educational Psychologist who ran a private practice for more than 10 years. She has also published in both academic journals and children's literature. Karen is actively speaking both nationally and internationally. She enjoys presenting the whole spectrum of the creative process: developing creative leaders, fostering cultures of innovation and design thinking. A native Californian, Karen now lives in Florida with her artistic husband. They have three sons, and Nick, their adopted dog, who regarded as the world's wackiest canine.
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