Strategy Implemented, Inc. (SI) believes that innovation, emerging technologies and the evolving needs in healthcare and education bring new opportunities and challenges to organizations in a position to make a significant and systemic impact on communities they serve near and far. SI is a purpose-driven consulting firm that uses collaborative and creative approaches to help organizations develop regionally and internationally sustainable initiatives and ventures aimed to bring communities together to improve the quality, advancement and accessibility of healthcare and education.
Blending our global experience and local knowledge with proven best practices, the SI team has built entities from the ground up, fostered institutional partnerships, cultivated global networks, and designed implementation-ready strategies and strategic business models for public and private organizations with a global vision.
Having worked in North America, Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, the SI team is comprised of experienced industry professionals who have served in leadership, administrator, design and advisory roles in academic and community-based medicine, higher education, research foundations, management consulting and other sectors.
We bring together experienced strategists and practitioners who can best help clients address challenges and complexities of the evolving healthcare and education landscape.
Robert K. Crone, MD | President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Crone, President and CEO, is a globally recognized senior healthcare physician executive with more than 25 years of experience leading profitable international ventures for U.S.-based hospitals, medical schools, and private industry and the non-profit health and education regulatory and accreditation community. Dr. Crone’s work at Strategy Implemented focuses on helping domestic academic health centers, medical schools and universities to develop and implement international strategies and programs, as well as assisting assessment and accreditation bodies interested in globalizing their missions and operations.
Prior to forming Strategy Implemented, Dr. Crone founded and built Huron Consulting Group’s Global Healthcare Practice and he served as Founding President, and Chief Executive Officer for Harvard Medical International, Inc., a not-for-profit subsidiary corporation of Harvard Medical School (HMS) focusing on international program development. He also served as Clinical Professor and Dean for International Programs for HMS. Dr. Crone also served as Senior Vice President for Operations at The People to People Health Foundation, Inc., (Project HOPE) and as a professor and administrative leader at both Children’s Hospital Boston (Harvard Medical School) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (University of Washington School of Medicine). Dr. Crone currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of numerous healthcare organizations nationally and internationally.
Amanda Pullen, PhD | Senior Vice President
Dr. Amanda Pullen, Senior Vice President has extensive experience in designing and implementing innovative strategies for academic medical institutions, including medical education and research, international collaborations, marketing and public relations in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors of the healthcare industry. At Strategy Implemented, Amanda leads client engagements and provides strategic, operational and business planning consulting services to clients looking to develop new initiatives and programs. Amanda uses her industry insight and experience in healthcare, higher education and medical licensure and accreditation to help organizations think through implementation-ready strategies, business models and innovative partnerships aimed to create increased value to the organization, its constituents and the overall communities it serves.
Amanda’s recent engagements include developing strategies for increasing international patient referrals, marketing a traditionally US based product/service globally, building organizational systems and infrastructure to support programmatic innovation and expansion for a number of academic healthcare centers, hospitals and universities with ties to and interest in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Amanda has also worked with national agencies responsible for setting the assessment standards for physician education and training to provide strategic and operational direction in the design and implementation of international strategies.
Prior to joining Strategy Implemented, Amanda worked as a Director at Huron Consulting Group and held several positions at Harvard Medical School including Executive Director of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation and Vice President of Communications for Harvard Medical International. Amanda also served as the Executive Director of the European Advisory Board for Project HOPE, and had roles in research, marketing and communications with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, where she was responsible for launching the first UK team in the pharmaceutical industry to be dedicated to building relationships with British National Health Service management teams.
Kate Cotter | Director of Digital Media
Kate has over a decade of experience in managing large, multi-faceted digital media projects in educational, healthcare, financial and marketing industries. Her expertise in technology innovation implementation, content development, and project management has helped clients develop award-winning websites, educational platforms, apps, games, animation, and publishing.
Kate has produced interactive media for clients including Boston Children’s Hospital, Humana, Leapfrog, Sesame Workshop, The Girl Scouts of America, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, The National Wildlife Federation, Reading is Fundamental, The Learning Games Network, National Academy of Sciences, and Crayola.
At Strategy Implemented, Kate provides clients with vision, strategy development and supervision of creative and programming work related to the design and maintenance of digital media platforms including digital learning environments. Kate works closely with clients to strategically develop web-based and emerging technology plans for new and existing initiatives that align with institutional objectives.
Amanda Chin | Director, Engagement Management
Amanda leverages her industry knowledge and client support experience in healthcare, higher education, technology implementation and creative services to mobilize teams, develop and manage organizational systems and processes, and plan marketing communications efforts.
At Strategy Implemented, Amanda manages the client engagement continuum — from business development through project management and execution process. Working alongside SI teams, Amanda provides process oversight and support on project inputs and deliverables, while ensuring client and team expectations are met. Amanda identifies best practices, flexible tools and processes that can be adapted and standardized to increase workflow efficiency. Her role at SI also includes contract and resource management, client relations, systems support, knowledge management, and communications.
Amanda also provides research and analysis to help clients build strategies for introducing new products or services and adopting new technologies and solutions. With events management experience, Amanda also supports clients in designing and organizing engaging community-building meetings in the US and internationally.
LouAnn Cozzens Westall, MBA | Senior Consultant
LouAnn is an experienced academic healthcare executive/consultant with expertise in developing and implementing innovative strategic initiatives and institutional partnerships to facilitate growth both in the domestic and international markets. She supports client engagements in healthcare and academia in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Utilizing her experience in working in complex organizations, she develops relationships within all sectors of the organization to implement strategies and programs that create long-term value and growth opportunities.
Prior to rejoining Strategy Implemented, LouAnn was Vice President for International Strategy and Business Development at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she led the expansion of their International Collaborations, International Patient Services Program and the International Medical Education Program. As the Associate Provost at Tufts University she lead the development of the first university-wide strategic plan and further implemented programs to support the plan’s initiatives. LouAnn also served in several positions at Harvard Medical School including Harvard Medical International.
LouAnn spent several years as a healthcare and strategic initiative consultant and was formerly a Director at Strategy Implemented and Huron Consulting Group. She developed a deep foundation of university, hospital and medical school operations, focusing on strategic initiative development, new program implementation, new facility development and negotiating partnership affiliations in the Middle East, India and China.