I am a social worker at heart. My life compass is driven by the core values of social work, as outlined in the National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics. They are service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. Throughout my career, I have worked in organizations that I believe also embody the same feeling of responsibility to the greater community.
As my career evolved, I became interested in quality and process improvement, as a way to help community service organizations deliver on their missions and directives. I engrossed myself in quality and improvement, reading books, attending courses, and committing myself to acquiring a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt though The Ohio State University, for which I will test in April of 2017.
My positions have been primarily process improvement project management, coaching, and consulting. I found a passion in being able to spread the utility of Lean Six Sigma and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s Model for Improvement to others who would benefit. I enjoy being able to quantify successes and then use those numbers to tell a story that board members, funders, and community members can relate to on a personal level.
When I am not fully absorbed in quality improvement projects, I am usually spending time with my husband and two young sons. Together, we enjoy skiing, adventurous eating, and constructing Lego masterpieces.