Carla E. Small

Executive Director, Innovation –  Boston Children’s Hospital

Carla leads the Innovation Accelerator which has spun out five companies, including Circulation and Mightier, and partnered to accelerate external startups with portfolio venture funding totaling over $110 million.  Carla also serves as the executive lead for Operational Effectiveness for Boston Children’s Hospital enterprise-wide.

Prior to joining Boston Children’s, Carla founded a health care strategy consulting firm and was a consultant with Health Advances.  She also led product development at startup Work/Family Directions where she launched a series of groundbreaking products and services.  She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her MBA from the Harvard Business School.