Ventures Program Director - Banner Health

Nikila Ravi is the Ventures Program Director in the Banner Innovation Group (BIG) at Banner Health. She is responsible for the assessment, evaluation, and integration of internal and external partnerships that bring pioneering value to Banner’s innovation ecosystem. Prior to joining the Ventures channel, Nikila led operations in the Labs channel of BIG where she transformed the pre-surgical and emergency department patient journeys to drive growth. Nikila has a degree (B.S.E.) in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She has held roles with the Veterans Affairs Center for Applied Systems Engineering, in independent consulting, and with Ford Motor Company giving her extensive experience in healthcare operations as well as the flexibility to adapt to and draw from the best practices of other industries.