Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Mandy Dorn

Program Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Mandy has diverse experience delivering results in corporate, agency, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit environments. Her areas of expertise include public/media relations, executive/program positioning, public affairs, corporate communications, talent development, and program and event management.

In her work at MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), Mandy serves as a program director and is a key leader of many MI2 marketing communications, workplace culture, and operations initiatives. Examples have included the development, management, and scaling of MedStar Innovation and Design (MIND) Lab initiatives; startup challenge and pilot work; and other MI2 media relations, PR/communications, external alliance, and culture initiatives. Mandy also served as the director of Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health, a past fellowship program embedded in MI2 from 2015 to 2018, intended to activate rising talent to help invent the future of health.

Mandy previously consulted for Forté Foundation, a nonprofit working to increase the number of female business leaders; a global pharmaceutical company; and MI2. Prior to this, she led public relations for the Americas talent team at EY, a global professional services organization, covering workplace matters such as recruiting and diversity and inclusion. She also held client-serving roles at leading public relations agencies after beginning her career completing the Orr Fellowship, an entrepreneurial fellowship program. Mandy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication.