Director of Innovation Forums and Senior Project Manager
Taylr is the director of innovation forums and senior project manager at the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2). As director of innovation forums, she oversees the MedStar Innovation Forum, MI2’s signature program that brings together creative thinkers across MedStar Health and world-renowned speakers. Taylr is also an influence specialist and leader with The Influence Center at MI2, where she consults, speaks, and coaches on the art and science of influence and rapport in health care in order to impact communication, safety, satisfaction, and engagement for patients, providers, and communities.
Taylr joined MI2 after completing her administrative residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where she served as a member of the Executive Team. Before beginning at MedStar, Taylr completed her master’s degree with high honors in health administration at the University of Kentucky. During graduate school, she worked in sociological and entrepreneurial research at the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Workplace Innovation (iWin) and at Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She also studied health issues and economic disparity in rural Appalachia, where she is still involved in supporting and advocating for underserved populations.
Taylr received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Southern California. As a student, she worked in molecular biology research at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and served as Feature Twirler, musician, and band-leader with the famous USC Trojan Marching Band. Taylr holds multiple titles in competitive baton twirling at state, regional, national, and world open events. Prior to her undergraduate studies, she was selected for a highly-competitive molecular biology research fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which influenced her to pursue a career in health care. Outside of work, Taylr enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and outdoor adventures together with their two energetic goldendoodles.