Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation Names Sam Hanna as Fellow and Senior Adviser: Healthcare Industry Visionary and Strategist Joins TLI Innovator Hub

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI) announces today that it has appointed healthcare industry visionary and digital strategy thought leader Sam Hanna, MBA, CISA, CBCP, CRISC, as new TLI fellow and senior adviser for TLI’s Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is a pipeline of innovation projects and a product/service line development team responsible for identifying technology partners, stitching technologies and methodologies together for robust solutions and developing service lines and internal tools.

“As a leading healthcare strategist and influencer, Sam brings a unique approach to key industry best practices that represent the future direction of where the entire healthcare industry is headed,” says Bill Oldham, founder and chairman of the Board, TLI. “Innovation is one of the primary pillars of TLI, and Sam shares our commitment to stewarding the journey from ideas to technology, development and operational execution as a means for fostering health, education and economic empowerment projects.”

Hanna serves as associate dean for Graduate & Professional Programs, executive in residence and Health Programs director at American University. He is a sought-after strategic advisor to several innovative technology companies in the areas of emerging technologies, data analytics, connected devices, healthcare automation and virtual reality. He also served as professor and program director for the master’s program, Management of Health Informatics & Analytics, at The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Prior to his academic work, he built 20 years of experience in strategy consulting where he most recently led healthcare and innovation for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He is recognized nationally for his expertise in project and program management, business intelligence and analytics, business continuity and complex clinical and financial systems implementations. His expertise spans HIPAA, ARRA/HITECH, audit, risks and governance consulting, and the convergence of the business of healthcare with IT. He is a frequent speaker domestically and internationally.

Hanna says, “This Fellowship represents an important step in the growth of TLI and the organization’s commitment to successfully creating, exploring and testing ideas that infuse innovation throughout the enterprise. I look forward to our important work ahead, leading transformative change, battling community health crises, improving communities and changing lives for the better.”

We invite every member of our constituency to become a partner or donor: contact the foundation.

About TLI Foundation:

TLI Foundation is a nonprofit foundation focused on driving innovative thinking and action on global issues relating to health, education and economic empowerment. The organization is committed to fostering transformative change and improving the health and well-being outcomes of communities around the world. Visit



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