Our Approach, Expertise, & Services

Our philosophy is about people, values, passion, and culture—intangibles that can't be financially measured or modeled but that truly make the difference. Social Innovations is about taking individuals and teams through a sustainable innovation process including idea exploration, testing and plan execution to hone in on entrepreneurship skills and innovative thinking that leads to the development and execution of new or improved business innovations/models.  We are guided by the belief that the strongest ideas are created through a cross-disciplinary process and that these ideas will take root, attract the needed capital/support, and ultimately have a significant impact regionally, nationally, and globally.



"The future of the healthcare industry depends on providing value over volume. The Social Innovations Lab pioneered the concept of measuring outcomes, and helped Geisinger leaders put into practice rapid-prototyping, testing, and delivering products and services that will serve to delight our members and patients now and in the future.  The Social Innovations Lab brought energy, excitement, and skillsets for the change we needed in Geisinger".  Alex Maiersperger, Business Strategy Manager, Geisinger Health Plan


"Social Innovations presented us with the tools and guidance that helped evolve business ideas into tangible business plans, equipping staff for the next steps in business development for the organization. Through this process we were provided with the inputs and training to embed entrepreneurial thinking in our development efforts and served to change the culture of the organization to a more innovative and business-oriented approach.  Because of this process we initiated seven services lines that are at various stages of implementation, from rapid prototyping to implementation.  Finally, this process allowed leadership and business divisions to interact and collaborate in ways that will increase organizational-level collaboration across business divisions".  Joseph Kimbrell, CEO and Thomas Carton, Chief Business Development Officer: Louisiana Public Health Institute


"The Social Innovation Lab was an invigorating experience for us at MPHI. It pushed us to think differently about our work and to trust in our ability to “sell” our expertise and products and explore how to do more of what we love to do. The lab brought together multidisciplinary teams from across the institute, each contributing different perspectives and skillsets. The collaboration was very gratifying, it fostered a closer interaction between staff who have similar interests and complementary skills.  The Social Innovations Process was very thoughtful, flexible and readily adaptable to our unique structure and needs. I personally appreciated your professionalism and your temperament and clear passion for what you’re coaching organizations in doing. You were generous with your time and your knowledge."  May Darwish-Yassine, Ph.D.  Chief Program Officer, MPHI