Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Steve Brown

Vice President, Human Resources
Integrated Diagnostics (Indi)

Company Description

Systems Medicine for Better Health

At Indi we believe that a systems-based approach is necessary to understand complex diseases and improve health. Our mission is to dramatically improve diagnosis and management of complex diseases by building advanced molecular diagnostics and creating new diagnostic technologies.  Our end goal is to create large-scale systems medicine diagnostics that can gather a wealth of information – and then make sense of that information so that physicians can better diagnose disease.  We believe that technology drives innovation. Building the next generation of diagnostics requires creating new measurement technologies that will bring benefits to diagnostics – and to other fields.

Job Description

Organizational leadership for all HR and OD strategy and operations.

Employment History

Casey Family Programs, Managing Director of HR/OD
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, VP of HR
MIB Group, Director of HR
Target, Manager of HR Service Center

Education

MBA, Seattle University
MS, Employment Law, Nova Southeastern University

MS, HR Management, Emmanuel College

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Objectives and Scope to be determined by the students, and what they want to get out of the mentorship experience; however suggestions include:
• Intro and understanding of Human Resources (HR) in an organization
• Transitioning to an HR career from an existing career
• Applying business education to a not for profit organization
• Managing and practicing interviewing, networking, resume building, etc.
Expectations are that the student will come prepared to share ideas, concerns, knowledge, etc. as the mentor relationship is a two way street; tell me how I can help you in your career (educational or work) but also be prepared to share what you know with others in the group.  I love what I do and can talk about it for hours.  But I don’t want to hear myself talk all the time; I want to hear what the students have passion about, what they want to do with their careers, and what they have to add to the mentoring sessions.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I am open to meeting almost anytime; during work hours at my work location or on campus if better for the students. Saturdays also possible as necessary for the group.