Steve Ahrens » Lean Certification

Lean for Government Certification is a week-long training on Lean Six Sigma tools and methods. With its focus on the public sector, it is designed to fit the needs of state agencies.

Steve Ahrens

Ohio Adjutant General’s Office
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Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Categories: Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Ohio Adjutant General's Office

Michael Anderson

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-644-5458

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Green Belt

Wave II

Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Elizabeth Baxter

Community Development Specialist Greene County Department of Development (Xenia)
Work Phone: 937-562-5350

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Green Belt

Wave VI

Categories: Green Belts

Nicole Bent

Ohio Auditor of State
Work Phone: 614-466-8164
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Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Categories: Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Ohio Auditor of State

Courtney Borders

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

Categories: Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Kaizen Team Members, Lean Certification, Ohio Auditor of State

Zach Boring

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-466-4399

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Green Belt

August 2014

Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Summer Boyer

UC Administrator Ohio Department of MedicaidUnemployment Compensation
Work Phone: 614-752-3522

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LeanOhio Boot Camp

Categories: Lean Certification, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Yellow Belts

Celia Elkins

Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Work Phone: 614-387-1641

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Green Belt

August 2014

Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Kris Hilty

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

Biographical Info

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

Categories: Black Belts, External Network, Kaizen Team Members, Lean Event Team Leaders

Teri Lester

Business Transformation Analyst Ohio Office of Budget and ManagementOhio Shared Services
Work Phone: 614-338-4730

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Green Belt

Wave VI

Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Office of Budget and Management

Anne McLain

Director of Quality Improvement Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction ServicesNorthcoast Behavioral Healthcare
Work Phone: 330-467-7131 x1352

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Green Belt

Involved in agency’s Lean and Six Sigma improvement efforts

Has served as a Kaizen team member

Certified Public Manager

Categories: Green Belts, Kaizen Team Members, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Valentine Nnachetam

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

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Green Belt

August 2014

Green Belt Project: OSS Denied Vouchers

Categories: Belt Projects, Green Belts, Ohio Office of Budget and Management, Ohio Shared Services, OBM

Gerry Sadorra

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

Categories: Belt Projects, Green Belts, Kaizen Team Members, Ohio Office of Budget and Management, Ohio Shared Services, OBM

Shelly Seckel

Section Chief Ohio Department of Job and Family ServicesOffice of Child Support
Work Phone: 614-752-2335

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Categories: Boot Camp, Kaizen Event Sponsors, Kaizen Team Members, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Kelley Sutherland

Ohio Auditor of StateOhio Performance Team
Work Phone: 614-995-5978

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Green Belt

August 2014

Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Auditor of State