Dr. Winters is a creative, energetic, and motivated leader with 30 years of diverse experience in technology research, development, commercialization, management, and strategic planning for businesses, universities and all levels of government. She has proven experience across areas as diverse as science research, policy, science education, technology economic development including new business start-up, and program implementation. Dr. Winters currently is the director of the Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Lab, developing innovative technologies, devices and processes to transform the quality, accessibility and delivery of healthcare at sustainable costs. Dr. Winters spent the first half of her career in the research and development of artificial organs and medical devices such as the Jarvik 7 Total Artificial Heart, an implantable artificial lung, the IVOX, and several other medical devices and diagnostics. Her primary responsibilities were in product development and moving technology from the research bench into marketable medical products. She served for eight years as the Utah State Science Advisor under the Leavitt administration, working at the intersection of science and public policy. During her tenure, significant issues facing the state, such as the destruction of stored chemical munitions, transportation of spent nuclear fuel rods and electro-magnetic radiation benefited from her input and leadership. She previously served as a Director of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) and the Executive Director for the BioInnovations Gateway (BiG), a new model life science workforce training and business incubator. With a strong educational and technology development background, Dr. Winters brings both the breadth and depth of her professional experience from proactive program development to successful implementation of strategic goals. Her strong leadership skills have been demonstrated through building consensus among multiple parties with differing agendas and moving productively and cooperatively to mission accomplishment. She currently serves as the Utah Life Science Cluster Director in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, working to build a strong, vibrant and sustainable life science based industry cluster in Utah.