Hi. I’m Octavia.

I reside at the intersection of data analysis, creativity, and humanitarianism, where I reimagine possibility. I’m also a cellist, author, artist and single mom. This is my professional summary.

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Octavia Reese, MHI

I am a digital health care solutions strategist with a Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics Administration from Northwestern University. I examine datasets to identify opportunities to reduce clinician error, improve patient outcomes, increase user engagement, and prevent budget bleeds.

I specialize in:

🧩Healthcare Organizations (HCOs), Digital and Wearable Startups, and other Health/Medical Science Business Analysis and Strategy Recommendation/Management:

  • Data Storytelling
  • Executive Dashboard Design
  • User Journey Mapping
  • Product Management
  • Product Improvement Ideation
  • Internet of Things (IoT)/ Health Tech Ecosystem Mapping
  • Product Improvement Ideation
  • User Or Customer Experience Design (UX/CX)
  • Project Management
  • Adoption Strategy Design
  • User Engagement Strategy 
  • Organic User Acquisition Strategy
  • Organic User Retention 
  • Instructional Design/Principal Trainer 
  • Business Intelligence

✏️Creative, Technical, and Business Writing:

  • Content Writing 
  • Blog Or Magazine Articles
  • Press Releases
  • Grants and Status Reports
  • RFPs
  • SOWs
  • Academic Articles
  • Program Summaries
  • Research Abstracts
  • Technical/Clinical Training Guides
  • Technical/Clinical Tip Sheets
  • Miscellaneous Knowledge Articles

Once I unveil the data’s Truth, I help identify goals and propose an empathetic human-centered solution, supported by UX research and journey maps, to implement automated reporting or support (i.e. AI or machine learning, clinical decision support tools, user behavior prediction) designed to meet redefined KPIs for longterm success.

I also have seven years of experience leading Surgical, Anesthesia, Radiology/Imaging and Population Health EHR engagement strategy, implementation projects, and curriculum design. I keep current certifications in Epic OpTime and TED as both an instructional designer and analyst.

I founded OcTech Health, where I offer consulting to HCOs and other healthcare businesses

Click here to schedule a discovery call: https://calendly.com/octaviareese/strategy-consultation

Harvard GHLP 2024

I was recently accepted into the Global Health Care Leadership Program at Harvard University’s Medical School. I’m currently seeking sponsorship and crowd support to attend in August 2023.

Click here to learn more about my Harvard journey: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-octavia-get-to-harvard


Octavia Reese, cellist

I’m a classically trained cellist with more than 30 years of traditional pedagogy, primarily under the Suzuki method. After mastering concertos and etudes, and traveling to more than 15 countries with international orchestras, I began to write my own music, preferring experimental sound baths. Now, my musical focus is healing sound baths, where I lead relaxation sessions under a warm blanket of cello vibrations.

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to enjoy sound baths any time of the day: http://youtube.com/@octaviareese/

I also score for film, play with three local bands in Chicago, and teach an after school strings program at Parkside Academy in Chicago.

(C) 2023 Robert Koudijs Fine Art Photography; Chateau d’Orquevaux, France

Click here to schedule a private virtual sound bath: https://calendly.com/octaviareese/virtual-cello-sound-bath


Octavia Reese, author

My YA sci-fi fantasy novella series, The Hibouleans, follows 14-year-old Taryn as she uncovers family secrets, and pieces together clues to locate a dangerous ancient relic before it falls into the wrong hands. Teamed with her best friend, her teacher, and awkwardly, her crush, she begins to learn and embrace her true identity as one of the terrifying Hiboulean clan.

The first five volumes are published by Tavinda Media and available on Amazon.

Volume 6 coming in 2023.

Click here to start the adventure: I want to read The Hibuleans


Octavia Reese, artist

I’m a visual artist, dabbling in alcohol ink, watercolor, acrylic, digital illustration, and NFTs.

Click here to talk to me about a commission or collab: https://calendly.com/octaviareese/30min


Octavia Reese, AiR

I’m an Artist in Residence (AiR) at Chateau d’Orquevaux in France, and winner of the 2020 Denis Diderot AiR Grant. I am slated for the May 2023 session, which has been postponed for three years due to the pandemic!

Here, I will merge my music, storytelling, and art in a studio on a picturesque estate sans interruption (from kids, dogs, or otherwise).

I’ve also recently been accepted to the Mauser EcoHouse artist residency and will be living and creating in harmony with nature in Costs Rica in March 2024. I seek and record nature sounds to incorporate in my sound baths, and can’t wait to curate a unique list of sounds of Costa Rica to infuse with my musical arrangements.

Click here to drop something in my digital tip jar: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/octaviareese


Octavia Reese, multipotentialite

Some accomplishments:

  • University of Richmond CX Advisory Council Member 2022-present
  • Harvard University GHLP 2024
  • Mauser Ecohouse AiR 2024
  • Chateau d’Orquevaux AiR 2023
  • Lurie Children’s Collaborative Technologies Governance Council 2021
  • HIMSS Member 2018 – 2021
  • Film Score featured at Indie Film Fest Hollywood 2020
  • Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Board, Executive Committee 2014 – 2015
  • Roseland Christian School Board 2010 – 2014
  • Miss America Candidate 2006
  • Miss Michigan 2005
  • Miss Wayne County 2004
  • Fulbright Fellowship Teaching Assistantship 2005
  • Hope College Covenant Scholarship 2001 (full academic scholarship)