Belt Projects

Below are some of the Lean practitioners in state government who have completed improvement projects. Click on the link in each listing for detailed information about a given project.

Scott Anderson Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 614-466-5059
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Nancy Brandt Ohio Department of Transportation
Work Phone: 937-497-6760
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Margo Canady-Johnson Program Administrator II Ohio Department of Job and Family ServicesOffice of Fiscal and Monitoring Services
Work Phone: 614.466.1646

Green Belt

Green Belt, August 2014

Green Belt Project: OAKS Requisition To Purchase Order Process

Education: The Ohio State University, B.A., English; The University of Phoenix, MSM, HR Management; The Ohio State University, John Glenn School of Public Affairs: Emotional Intelligence, Pre-Supervisory Skills and Practices, Leveraging Generational Differences in the Workplace

Facilitation Expertise: 5S, process mapping, SIPOC, project management, Kaizen event

Has served as a trainer in classes on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

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Lori Carter Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1427

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Disability Hearings Unit Process

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Patti Clements Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-387-1245

Green Belt

Wave VI

Green Belt Project: Department of Aging Quality Review Process

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Steve Cole Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-644-0027

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Black Belt Project: ODI Enforcement Process

Has broad-based experience in the private sector working for various industries, including business outsourcing technology, waste management, insurance and property management. Has also worked for a communications technology start-up.

Has coached on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

Denison University, Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing; Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Master of Science, Management

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Erin Collins Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-728-5796
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Michelle Cunningham Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1887

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Disability Hearing Unit Process

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Sanjay Dudaney Halcyon Solutions
Work Phone: 614-354-2054

Green Belt

Green Belt – February 2016

Green Belt Project: Data Analytics Assessment

Sanjay is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in Ohio state government.

He is the President of Halcyon Solutions and brings over 20 years of experience in management and information technology consulting services. He has worked with Accenture, Price Waterhouse, Covansys, Nationwide Insurance, and other companies in the areas of strategic planning, process reengineering, operational excellence, sales and marketing, software development, program management, and technology development. He is the Executive Mentor to the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Institute at the Ohio State University’s Fisher Business College. He also is very active in the community and volunteers for several nonprofits, including delivering meals for LifeCare Alliance’s Meals on Wheels programs. Sanjay earned an Electrical Engineering degree from National Institute of Technology, India, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Geoff Dutton Project Manager Ohio Department of Public SafetyProcess Improvement Team
Work 1970 W. Broad St. (5th floor) Columbus Ohio 43223
Work Phone: 614-466-7816

Green Belt

Wave II

Green Belt Project: Ohio EMS Certification Process

20 years in communications, investigations, and process improvement, as a newspaper reporter, state deputy inspector general, media relations director, and project manager

Has served as a Kaizen event team member — with Public Safety on a facilities consolidation project, and with Taxation as a “fresh perspective” team member

EDUCATION: Ohio University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism

FACILITATION EXPERIENCE: 5S, Pareto analysis, root cause analysis (cause and effect), control chart, easurement-related efforts, process mapping, strategic planning

TEACHING & MENTORING: Formally mentoring/coaching an individual, helping them expand and use their Lean-related know-how and skills

The Ohio Department of Public Safety process improvement team was created by the Director to provide information, analysis and resources for quick response to problems — and to help staff discover better ways to serve customers. Lean has provided the tools, framework, and support.

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Rob Feldmann Ohio Department of Education
Work Phone: 614-387-0396

Green Belt

Wave II

Green Belt Project: ODA Payroll Processing

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Rosaland Gatewood-Tye Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Work Phone: 614-644-9142

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Green Belt (December 2014)

Green Belt Project: Ability To Pay

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Patti Gorman Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-644-0593
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Heather Graham Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1478

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Disability Hearings Unit Process

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Mark Ingles Ohio Auditor of State
Work Phone: 614-728-7114

Green Belt

Green Belt Cintas (Wave I)

Green Belt Project: Six Sigma Approach to Sick Leave Analysis in Performance Audits

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Mary Kotynski Ohio Lottery Commission
Work Phone: 216-774-5749

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Disability Hearings Unit Process

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Zach Kromer Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 614-466-6206
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Heather Lauer Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Work Phone: 614-728-0039

Green Belt

Green Belt – August 2015

Green Belt Project: Division of Surface Water Public Records Retrieval Process

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Darin McCoy Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1303

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Case Services Invoice Payments

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Tom Melfo Manager Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1299

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IA

Black Belt Project: Medical Contractor Pay Process

Tom Melfo is a manager in RSC’s Division of Disability Determination. He has been employed by RSC since 1992 and has worked in Case Operations, IT, and Medical Operations. He also oversees the Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit, which works in partnership with SSA and OIG.

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Kim Mowry Agency Lean Liaison Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-387-3292

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IB

BlackBelt Project: Developmental Center Individual Income and Cost of Care Process

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Raivo Murnieks Program Intergrity and Evaluation (IC) Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1254

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

Lean Liaison for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Black Belt Project: Investing in Quality Outcomes

Green Belt Project: Help Desk Ticket Resolution

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Valentine Nnachetam Ohio Office of Budget and Management
Work Phone: 614-336-4557

Green Belt

August 2014

Green Belt Project: OSS Denied Vouchers

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Tim Ogonek Ohio Office of Shared Services, OBM
Work Phone: 614-338-4854

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

Green Belt Project: Improvements to the OSS QA Process

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Alissa Otani-Cole Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-466-4575

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Case Services Invoice Payments

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Mugsy Reynolds Project Manager Ohio Department of Insurance
Work 50 West Town Street (300) Columbus Ohio 43215
Work Phone: 614-644-3885

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Black Belt Project: IT Training Video Pilot Project

15+ years in the Project Management arena intermixed with Administrative/Program Management roles. Broad base of projects during that tenure… small, medium, large, simple, complex, functional, projectized, small team/single organization, large team/multi-jurisdictional… I apply lean principles to all of it!

I’ve been involved in Kaizen events since the mid 90s and have participated in three state of Ohio Kaizen events over the past five years. Through my affiliation with the Ohio Quality Network and LeanOhio, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to receive valuable trainings and contribute in various ways to training material and events such as the LeanOhio Tool Kit and the annual Pathways to Excellence training event.

Education: The University of Akron (BSIM)

Facilitation Experience: 

  • Has facilitated part(s) of a Kaizen event
  • Experience in scoping a Kaizen event
  • Process mapping
  • Has facilitated many brainstorming and problem-solving sessions during the planning process and execution process for many projects

Teaching and Mentoring:

  • I have presented an informational session(s) about Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma at my agency
  • Served as a trainer in classes on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma (Even if you only conducted one or two segments during a longer session, check this box.)
  • Informally coached another person or people on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma
  • Formally mentoring/coaching an individual, helping them expand and use their Lean-related know-how and skills
  • Formally mentoring/coaching a team, helping group members as they learn together and put their newly acquired Lean know-how to work

 

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Donna Rhoads Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 419-861-8822

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Case Services Invoice Payments

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Gerry Sadorra Technology-Based Training Developer Ohio Shared Services, OBM
Work Phone: 614-466-6447

Green Belt

August 2014

Green Belt Project: Improvements to the OSS QA Process

Role: Supporting and assisting the OBM Training Academy with the OAKS FIN 9.2 Upgrade through the implementation of advanced software to develop an online help system, an online procedure repository, web-based training materials, and instructor-led training courses. Currently collaborating with Accenture in the 9.2 customization and the development of the training environment for training simulations, demonstrations, and scenarios. Applying instructional design methodologies and best practices for various training deliverables.

Support the Project Management Office in projects impacting Ohio Shared Services (OSS) and OSS Continuous Improvement initiatives. Process-mapped Accounts Receivables with various agencies to standardize and streamline business processes, as well as increase value-added deliverables.

Education: Master of Business Administration (University of Phoenix), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (The Ohio State University)

Has served as a Kaizen event team member: OSS Accounts Receivables Standardization

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Maria Seaman Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1750

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Case Services Invoice Payments

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Aaron Shaw Ohio Auditor of State
Work Phone: 614-728-3472

Green Belt
Wave VIII — May 2014

Green Belt Project: Ohio Performance Team (OPT) Report Content Review

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Felicia Sherman Ohio Department of Medicaid
Work Phone: 614-752-3858

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IB

Lean Liaison for the Department of Medicaid

Black Belt Project: Grants Management, Ohio Department of Aging

Felicia Sherman holds an MBA and MPM from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a BBA from the University of Cincinnati. She plans to use her Black Belt to help her agency meet its ultimate outcome of being on the leading edge of innovation and responsiveness to the growing and changing aging population.

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Vicki Smith Area Manager Opportunities for Ohioans with DisabilitiesBusiness Enterprise
Work Phone: 330-438-0500

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Case Services Invoice Payments

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Ron Stokes Three Leaf Productions
Work Phone: 614-626-4941 ext. 36

Green Belt

Green Belt – February 2016

Green Belt Project: Lean Mean Order Processing Machine

Ron is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in Ohio state government.

He is the CEO/President of Three Leaf Productions. The company was recently recognized by the Diversity Business Council as one of the top minority owned businesses in Ohio, and it was listed as one of the top 50 fastest growing privately held companies in central Ohio by Business First Magazine for five consecutive years. Ron plans and directs all aspects of the organization’s policies, objectives, and initiatives. He has over 20 years of experience in the printing and advertising business – and he’s also the on-air analyst for The Ohio State University Men’s Basketball radio network. Ron graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and is a member of the Ad Hoc Diversity Council of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

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Julie Trackler Assistant Director Ohio Department of Aging
Work Phone: 614-721-8682

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IA

Black Belt Project: Standardization of Spend Analysis Data

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Dara Turner Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1339

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: Disability Hearings Unit Process

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Karla Warren Ombudsman System Liaison Ohio Department of AgingOffice of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman
Work Phone: 614-466-1242

Green Belt

Green Belt, December 2013

Green Belt Project: Certification for Ombudsman Specialists

Has presented informational sessions on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma
Has informally coached on certain aspects of Lean

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Derek Willer Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1712

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

Green Belt Project: Vocational Rehabilitation Case Assignment and Balancing

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Stacy Williams Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Work Phone: (614) 433-8271

Green Belt

Wave VII

Green Belt Project: OOD Invoice Payment Process

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John Yoho Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-644-1103

Green Belt
Wave VIII — May 2014

Green Belt Project: P-Card Processing Time

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