Steve Cole » Agency Lean Liaisons

The Lean Liaison serves as an agency’s point person for sharing information about Lean, promoting its use, and coordinating agency Lean activities. Liaisons are a key communication link between each agency and the LeanOhio Office.

Steve Cole

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Work Phone: 614-644-0027
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Biographical Info

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

Categories: Belt Projects, Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Elizabeth Coulter

Ohio Department of Higher Education
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Biographical Info

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Categories: Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Ohio Board of Regents

Robert Fadley

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Biographical Info

Green Belt

LeanOhio Boot Camp, August 2014

 

Categories: Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Jesse Hines

Ohio Development Services Agency

Biographical Info

Green Belt

LeanOhio Boot Camp, August 2014

 

Categories: Ohio Development Services Agency

Kristen Johnson

Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-387-0065

Biographical Info

Green Belt

August 2014

Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Ed Martin

Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Work Phone: 614-466-4933

Biographical Info

Green Belt

Categories: Boot Camp, Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Shavonna Neal

Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Biographical Info

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Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Kate Nicholson

Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Biographical Info

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Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Tanya Rose

Legal Systems Administrator/Paralegal Ohio Lottery CommissionLegal Department
Work Phone: 216-774-5759

Biographical Info

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Categories: Green Belts, Ohio Lottery Commission

John Schlichter

Ohio Department of Agriculture
Work Phone: 614-644-5812
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Biographical Info

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Categories: Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Ohio Department of Agriculture

Mark Shell

Ohio Department of Administrative Services
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Biographical Info

Black Belt

Black Belt training completed January 2015

Categories: Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Hilary Stai

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

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

Categories: Agency Lean Liaison, Black Belt (January 2015), Black Belts, Kaizen Team Members, Ohio Department of Aging

Gemel Thomas

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Biographical Info

Green Belt

LeanOhio Boot Camp, August 2014

 

Categories: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Mehmet Turkoglu

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Biographical Info

Green Belt

LeanOhio Boot Camp, August 2014

 

Categories: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services