Chris McCarthy is the VP of Strategy & Innovation at HopeLab and the founder of the Innovation Learning Network. In his 20-plus year innovation career, he created better tools for new moms, safer medication administration for patients, and more robust shift changes for nurses. In his current role, he empowers and guides his teams to tackle complicated challenges like loneliness in young people, resilience in queer teens, and guidance for low-income, first-time moms. His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, FastCompany, and the New York Times. Chris is a fitness obsessed, an animal lover, and enjoys an occasional donut.