LeanOhio Program Office

The LeanOhio Program Office provides State agencies with a full range of expertise relating to Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma. Office associates are Lean experts who serve as internal systems improvement consultants. Services include training, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, data collection and analysis, and Lean event leadership.

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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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Brandi Crowley Systems Improvement Consultant LeanOhio, DAS
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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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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Denae Kotheimer Systems Improvement Consultant LeanOhio, DAS

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 leads the LeanOhio Office and coordinates its work with Ohio’s State agencies. He 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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