Black Belts

To achieve Black Belt certification, people complete five weeks of intensive training and a major improvement project. This is a rigorous process, with participants gaining a working knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methodologies of Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma. Following their training, Black Belts are expected to focus their Lean-related work on project execution.
See the 19 newest Black Belts (training completed in December 2016)

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Steve Ahrens Ohio Adjutant General's Office

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Meghan Altier Ohio Department of Transportation
Work Phone: 740-833-8380

Black Belt

Master Black Belt

Meghan Altier began her public-sector career as an intern at the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office, when she was a student at The Ohio State University earning a Master’s degree in Special Education. In the years since then, she has used her educational background to hone her skills in training and facilitation — both of which she put to work at the Auditor’s Office, then with the LeanOhio Office, and now with ODOT.

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Scott Anderson Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 614-466-5059
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Joe Banicki Ohio Department of Administrative ServicesOhio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS)
Work Phone: 614-387-5432

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Betsy Bashore Ohio Office of Budget and Management
Work Phone: 614-466-2581

Black Belt

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Office of Budget and Management

Kaizen Event Team Leader: Commodities Purchasing Process (July-August 2013)

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Nicole Bent Ohio Auditor of State
Work Phone: 614-466-8164

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Michael Berger Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Work Phone: 330-471-0185

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

BA in Political Science and Criminal Justice. With the State of Ohio since 2011. Completed the 20-month Certified Public Mangers certification at Ohio State University.

  • Certified Public Manager since February 2013
  • Member of the Ohio Quality Network
  • Has served as a team member during a week-long Kaizen event
  • Facilitation experience in process mapping
  • Has presented informational sessions about Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma at his agency
  • Informally coached others on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

Favorite Quote: To add value to others, one must first value others. (John C. Maxwell)

Initial Green Project: Regional Application Process

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Betty Birt Ohio Department of Medicaid
Work Phone: 614-752-3790

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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James Blazer Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Work Phone: 614-204-4705

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Courtney Borders Operations Support Specialist Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 614-644-6727

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Involved in Lean and Six Sigma improvement efforts in agency
Served as a member of a Kaizen team
Has facilitated 5S and process mapping
Presented informational sessions and served as a trainer on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma at her agency
Has informally coached others on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

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Quanta Brown Ohio Department of Health
Work Phone: 614-752-5123

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Michael Buerger Systems Improvement Consultant LeanOhio, DAS
Work Phone: 614-466-6023

Black Belt

Michael Buerger brings to LeanOhio his experience developed at the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he worked as a trainer and facilitator. He has worked with countless classes and focus groups made up of a wide range of State employees, including middle management staff as well as executive leadership teams. It’s this diverse experience, coupled with his advanced skills in emotional intelligence, that has allowed Michael to coach others and promote personal development in the workplace. He uses his education in business and information technology along with the deep enthusiasm he has for people to help LeanOhio reach its goals.

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Scot Burbacher Ohio Department of Administrative ServicesLeanOhio
Work Phone: 614-728-8411

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Casey Cannon Ohio Department of Taxation

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IB

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Doug Chaney Ohio Office of Budget and Management
Work Phone: 614-728-2831

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Vladimir Cica Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Work Phone: 614-644-2276

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

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Andrew Cochran Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-644-5907

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services

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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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Elizabeth Coulter Ohio Department of Higher Education

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Brandi Crowley Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-995-0945

Black Belt

Black Belt Wave 12 (Cintas)

Brandi Crowley is all about bringing out the best in people. That’s what she did in her previous role at the Ohio Department of Public Safety, where she was involved in some of the earliest Kaizen events. And it’s what she’s doing now in her new role with LeanOhio. Brandi has an innate ability to help groups uncover great ideas and address the dynamics of change. Her specialized training and experience in project management is especially helpful when teams get to the planning stage. “My job is so amazing,” Brandi says. “I get to work with passionate professionals who are educating our kids, assisting the homeless, and bringing jobs to our great state. The LeanOhio team guides people as they help agencies figure out better ways to serve customers — and that builds state government’s capacity to do more mission-critical work.”

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Jeffrey Drlik Regional Sales Manager Ohio Lottery CommissionSales
Work Phone: 216-774-0772

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

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

Certified Public Manager (2007)

Education: Walsh University (2013)

Facilitation Expertise: 5S, poka-yoke

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Jonathon Field Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Work Phone: 614-466-7635

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services

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Timothy Golden Ohio Adjutant General's Office

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Daveen Goodman Administrator, Office of Employee Development & Lean Ohio Department of Transportation
Work Phone: 614-466-4018

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IB

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Department of Transportation

Daveen has twenty years’ experience in state government and an M.S. in Business Psychology. She has worked in several areas of government including Human Resources, Chief Legal, Communications, and Director’s Office. She is currently at the Ohio Department of Transportation where she serves as the Administrator of the Office of Employee Development and Lean. This office is responsible for the development and training of over 4,900 ODOT employees as well as process improvement efforts of the organization. Daveen is also trained as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is involved in many improvement initiatives within the department.

Experience includes:
• Facilitating Kaizen events
• Scoping Kaizen events
• Delivering presentations on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma
• Conducting training on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma
• Coaching on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

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Patti Gorman Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-644-0593
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Racquel Graham Systems Improvement Consultant LeanOhio, DAS
Work Phone: 614-466-6022

Green Belt

Black Belt, Cintas
Green Belt, Cintas, Wave I

Racquel Graham has a wealth of experience in the public sector in two states, developing quality and performance improvement initiatives, leadership development programs, and providing organizational consulting. She is a master trainer and facilitator, leading strategic planning and quality improvement processes, designing and presenting training programs, and managing complex projects. She is passionate about helping individuals and organizations to grow and improve. “What’s exciting about LeanOhio is that people discover that they can change processes, learn the tools to do it, and take pride in making improvements for their customers and their organizations.”

 

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Megan Gump Ohio Department of Transportation

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

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Kris Hilty Continuous Improvement Manager Federal Reserve Bank of ClevelandContinuous Improvement
Work Phone: 216-579-2321

Black Belt

Involved in Lean and Six Sigma improvement efforts
Served as a team member on a Kaizen team
Led a Kaizen team

Black Belt Certification
Green Belt Certification
Lean Certification

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Jeffrey Hissem Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-728-2315

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IB

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Lalita Jambhale Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Work Phone: 614-466-1498

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Sam Jeyandran Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-466-1970

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Sarah Johnson Title VI & ADA/504 Specialist Ohio Department of TransportationChief Legal and Equal Opportunity
Work Phone: 614-466-3979

Black Belt

Black Belt, November 2012

Led a Kaizen event for the restructuring of the ADA/504 Transition Plan Creation process. Event was internal to the Office of Equal Opportunity. (See results below)

Title: Title VI & ADA/504 Specialist for the Ohio Department of Transportation in the Division of Chief Legal Counsel and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity.

In December of 2012, Sarah completed a Master’s Degree in Business in Operational Excellence degree from the Max. M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. The MBOE program focuses on Operational Excellence in service and/or manufacturing, including concentration on value stream management, Lean initiatives, new products and innovation, material and information flow, tough problem solving, and leadership. She also earned Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification through Moresteam University/OSU Fisher College of Business.

Additional Education:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 2008
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Master of Business Administration, 2010
The Ohio State University, Master of Business Operational Excellence, 2012 – Operational Excellence in Service and Manufacturing, Value Stream Management, Stabilizing Operations, Creating and Managing Flow, Leadership and Managing Change, Solving Tough Problems; Six Sigma Black Belt, Managing Change and Innovation, Managing the Extended Value Stream.

Facilitation Experience:
Kaizen event facilitation
Kaizen scoping process in advance of a Kaizen event
5S
Pareto analysis
Root cause analysis
Control chart
Measurement-related efforts
Process mapping

Teaching & Mentoring:
Has presented informational sessions about Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma
Has served as a trainer in classes on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma
Informally coached on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

Kaizen Event:
Sarah led a Kaizen event to improve the Ohio Department of Transportation’s ADA/504 Transition Plan Creation Process
Before Kaizen event: 16-week processing time, late submissions, and a 70% 1st time defect rate rate caused late submissions and increased scrutiny in our ADA/504 program from our Federal oversight authority.
After event: Publish a 100% accurate ADA/504 Transition Plan biennially.
Current status: Completed, but ongoing as the goal is continuous improcement.
More results: overall rework reduction of 79%, 1st time quality improvement from 30% to 82%, 65% reduction of SME utilization (from 75-26), reduced processing time by 60% (from 5 weeks to no more than 2 weeks), and reduced data collection time by 60% (from 10 weeks to no more than 4 weeks).

 

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Anna Karousis Systems Improvement Administrator Ohio Department of Youth ServicesOffice of Quality Assurance and Improvement
Work Phone: 614-466-7118

Black Belt

Black Belt, Cintas
Green Belt, Gov Wave I

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Khrista King Ohio Department of Medicaid
Work Phone: 614-752-4103

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Denae Kotheimer Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Tim Krall Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-466-7522

Tim Krall comes from the private sector with extensive experience in Lean Six Sigma across various industries. He has worked as a project manager, customer service manager, and most recently as a continuous improvement leader. While in the private sector, Tim earned his Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has led continuous improvement events and training on all organizational levels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from the Ohio University Russ College of Engineering.

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Zach Kromer Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 614-466-6206
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Regina Lurry JDAI Administrator Ohio Department of Youth ServicesParole, Courts & Community
Work Phone: 614-387-2556

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Brian Malachowsky Ohio Legislative Service Commission

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Debora Mayle Ohio Department of Medicaid
Work Phone: 614-752-3517

Black Belt

Black Belt from Owens Corning

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Troy McCollister Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-752-0487

Black Belt

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Aaron McGraw Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Work Phone: 614-752-4121

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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George McNab Legislative Liaison Ohio Department of AgricultureDirector's Office
Work Phone: 614-728-4213

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Agency Lean Liaison

Education: The Ohio State University, BA; Columbus State Community College, Associates Arts

Facilitation Expertise: Control charts, measurement, process mapping, SIPOC

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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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Pamela Mitchell Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-466-4399

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Cindy Money Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Work Phone: 614-902-4227

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Lean Liaison for Ohio EPA

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Leah Morgan Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Work Phone: 614-752-1273

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

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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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Stuart Nealis Project Manager State Medical Board of Ohio
Work Phone: 614-644-9087

Black Belt

Lean Liaison for the State Medical Board

Education:
• BA in Anthropology (University of Akron)
• MA in Anthropology (Kent State University)

Experience:

• Served as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt facilitator in the private sector for three years on projects in healthcare, financial, and industrial fields

• Came to the State Medical Board of Ohio in June 2015 to be a dedicated internal resource for continuous improvement projects aimed at improving customer service, efficiency, and quality

• Experienced in 5S, DMAIC, Capability Analysis, Process and Value Stream Mapping, univariate and multivariate statistics, and interfacing with all levels of an organization

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Adam Negley Director of Patient Services Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction ServicesTwin Valley Behavioral Healthcare
Work Phone: 614-752-0333 x5085

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Jamie O'Toole-Billingsley Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Work Phone: 614-752-1215

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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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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Alan Ohman Administrative Officer, Lean Liaison Ohio Supreme CourtOffice of the Administrative Director
Work Phone: 614-387-9521

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

Lean Liaison for the Supreme Court of Ohio

Alan is involved with improvement of administrative processes including working with LeanOhio; facilitating cross-functional collaboration between operational units of the Court with other offices; assisting with report-writing, survey drafting, and grant preparation; assisting with updating Administrative Policies; and working with the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center Commission.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction from Ohio Northern University (ONU)

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Joseph Pichert Bureau Chief - Project Management & Quality Assurance Ohio Department of MedicaidInformation Technology Services

Black Belt

Six Sigma Black Belt – Xavier Leadership Center – February 2016

Xavier University A.B.
The University of Cincinnati – Master of Public Administration

Six Sigma Green Belt – Xavier Leadership Center – November 2014
Six Sigma Yellow Belt – Xavier Leadership Center – September 2014

Presented informational session about Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma

Informally coached on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma

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Scott Powell Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Work Phone: 614-728-6125

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

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Zach Reeder Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IB

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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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Vivian Rice Performance Analyst Ohio Department of Job and Family ServicesDirector's Office - Performance Center
Work 30 East Broad Street (32nd Floor) Columbus OH 43123
Work Phone: 614-752-3339

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

Green Belt Project: Call Center Quality Monitoring Process (December 2013)

Involved in Lean and Six Sigma improvement efforts in agency.

Has served as a team member on a Kaizen team.

Project & Program Analyst in the Performance Center, ODJFS Director’s Office

• Using Lean Six Sigma tools to identify, review, and analyze data and processes in order to identify and implement opportunities for improved performance.
• Lead senior management to develop performance strategies, goals, objectives, and measures for the agency.
• Monitor and report on the strategic goals and our core business measures.
• Create performance management reports, slides, and presentation materials for various audiences.
• Ad hoc reporting: Includes finding and analyzing data, creating material for use during Kaizen events, workgroups, or other large-group activities.
• Developing MS Access databases that provide reports to managers to help them use their data for decision-making and performance improvement.
• Analyzed employee satisfaction surveys and reported/presented survey results.
• Manage Agency Review Team (ART) — Ccoordinate and report group activities throughout the agency.
• Results Ohio reporting for the Governor’s Office for all state entities. Created charts and graphs using data from all agencies for use on statewide website.
• The Leadership Challenge (September 2014 – January 2015)
• Has helped with numerous events, and has helped other Green Belts when they have ran into issues during events.
• Experience in performance management and reporting, using data, and TIMUWOOD.

Education: Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio (December 2009); Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Organization Leadership, Summa Cum Laude, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio (June 1992); Associate Degree in Business Management & Human Resources, Magna Cum Laude

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Mark Robertson Ohio Adjutant General's Department
Work Phone: 614-336-7460

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

Lean Liaison for the Adjutant General’s Department

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Melissa Rohr Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 513-361-8588

Black Belt

Black Belt Wave 14 (Cintas)

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Joe Rust Lean Liaison Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 614-387-6291

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IB

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Auditor of State

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Fred Schindler Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-438-1958

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

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John Schlichter Ohio Department of Agriculture
Work Phone: 614-644-5812

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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Carol Schubert Ohio Department of Transportation
Work Phone: 614-752-5722

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IA

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Randall Schumacher Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Work Phone: 614-644-1661

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Mark Shell Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

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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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Kelly Sole Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction ServicesAppalachian Behavioral Healthcare
Work Phone: 740-589-4138

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

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Hilary Stai Ombudsman, Quality Improvement Coordinator Ohio Department of AgingElder Rights Division
Work Phone: 614-466-5002

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Department of Aging

A Long-Term Care Ombudsman for nearly 20 years, with the Department of Aging for 18. An advocate for consumers and quality. Certified public manager with bachelor’s degree in administrative management.

Participant in Kaizen and Lean events, facilitated brainstorming and process mapping for several projects including the Enterprise Grants Management project, assisted with action registers and implementation of completed projects.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management, University of Cincinnati; Black Belt (June 2015); Certified Public Manager (May 2009)

Has served as a Kaizen Event team member

Served as a Lean resource in Enterprise Grants Management project (2014-2015)

Expertise include 5S, root-cause analysis, and process mapping

Has presented informational sessions about Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

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

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Stephanie Starr Lean Liaison Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and CorrectionCentral Office
Work Phone: 614-995-0178

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Lean Liaison

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Brandon Sturgill Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Work Phone: 614-752-9853

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Jennifer Teal City of Gahanna
Work Phone: 614-342-4067

Black Belt

January 2017

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Hannah Thomas Ohio Department of Youth Services
Work Phone: 740-354-2835

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

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Lawissa Tidrick Ohio Department of Health
Work Phone: 614-752-4644

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed November 2015

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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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Max Uhl Senior Performance Project Manager Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 513-361-8573

Black Belt

Black Belt Gov Wave IA

Max Uhl is a Certified Public Accountant and has practiced in the field for over 11 years, promoting efficiency in government. he is a graduate of Miami University and holds an MBA from the Xavier University Williams College of Business.

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Matthew Weber Ohio Department of Taxation
Work Phone: 614-728-8341

Black Belt

Black Belt – November 2016

Lean Liaison for the Ohio Department of Taxation

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

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Black Belt – November 2016

Green Belt Project: Vocational Rehabilitation Case Assignment and Balancing

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Greg Williams Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-466-0657

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Black Belt training completed November 2015

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Katina Woods Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Work Phone: 614-466-7714

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Black Belt training completed November 2015

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Vanitha Zacharias Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-644-6264

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Black Belt training completed November 2015

Favorite Quote: Be the change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi

Initial Green Belt Project: Invoice Payment Process

Green Belt Project Problem Statement :The current invoice payment process takes anywhere from 5-10 days due to over processing, manual transportation and rework. The timeline needs to brought down consistently down to 5 days to meet the SLA of Fiscal department

Goal Statement: Identify and eliminate wastes, reduce rework and reduce the variation in the process

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