Kirsten Mecklenburg Turner, MBA Executive Director Executive Director

Kirsten Mecklenburg Turner, MBA, is the executive director and an executive sensei at Virginia Mason Institute. As the executive director, she is responsible for setting the strategy and leading the non-profit organization while cultivating expert resources in coaching for lean culture transformation in health care. As an executive sensei, she coaches leadership teams in the application of lean as a management method.

In all her work, Kirsten focuses on executive and clinician alignment, strategy and governance. Her experience across domains critical to care delivery, as well as operational and financial performance, include clinician adoption of standardized care models, implementation of clinical information systems, revenue cycle and workflow-based performance improvement initiatives, and executive talent management programs.

Prior to joining Virginia Mason Institute, Kirsten served as a leader for health care transformation services at Deloitte Consulting, guiding health systems and their executives through large-scale transformation.

Kirsten is trained in the Virginia Mason Production System®.