"Breakthroughs in the health system requires new thinking. By creating a collaborative space in the heart of Seattle where thought-leaders across industries can come together, examine problems, exchange ideas, and explore potential solutions, the Pacific Northwest is at the forefront of amazing discoveries. What really differentiates this community is a shared commitment to keeping patients, physicians, and health care providers engaged in the conversation."
Kellee Franklin is passionate about big ideas and disrupting the status quo. She has helped numerous clients across industries dream more, think differently, drive change, and produce better business outcomes through her creative consulting approaches. Kellee was a strategic innovation advisor with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington DC and Seattle where she integrated the use of business intelligence, data analytics and visualization, and design-and-systems thinking to facilitate transformation for senior level executives in the public and private sectors. She was instrumental in expanding the footprint in the Pacific Northwest within the core market areas of Global Health, Global Security, Aerospace/Defense, and Cyber Security/Information Technology before launching her own consulting practice. After her own battle with breast cancer in 2013, Kellee has become a recognized advocate for health systems innovation, patient-centered engagement, and precision medicine.
Kellee is a sought-after public speaker and she has served as a member of a TEDx salon speaker selection committee. She has been a scholarship recipient to the Wisdom 2.0 conferences for her entrepreneurial work in mindful business. Kellee has used her adult learning expertise to redesign classroom experiences for graduate and executive-level education programs in the United States, including at Seattle University and the University of Washington, and Thailand. She is an advisory board member at Seattle University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and a conscious business mentor with Fledge at the Seattle-HUB. Kellee enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling to new places, watching sports, taking in an Indie film, and solving the world's problems over a good meal.
Kellee holds a Ph.D. in Human Development with an emphasis in Organization Behavior from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.