Leanne West is the Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies for the Georgia Institute of Tech and Chief Innovation Officer for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center. Her background includes sensing technologies, mobile health applications, and algorithm development. As Chief Engineer, she works closely with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to understand and identify problems that need a solution to allow Children’s to take better care of their patients. She also runs a funding program as a part of the relationship with Children’s called “Quick Wins,” which funds solutions to problems that are clinician-driven and that can be wholly solved in 18 months or less.
Ms. West serves on the executive management team of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and on the health team within Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT). She has served as the twice-elected Chair of the Georgia Tech Executive Board and is currently the Chair of the Charitable Campaign. She was recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s “40 Under 40” in 2004; she was selected for Leadership Georgia in 2008; she was a member of the team awarded the international Optical Society 2012 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award; she received Georgia Tech’s Outstanding Achievement in Research Enterprise Enhancement Award in 2014, and she was Women in Technology’s Woman of the year in 2014. She also started her own company, Intelligent Access, to take her invention of a wireless personal captioning system to market.