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In this ongoing series, employees in Ohio state government tell how they're using Lean Six Sigma to bring about positive change.

"Don’t get bogged down in speaking all the Lean lingo"

George McNab
Legislative Liaison and Lean Liaison
Ohio Department of Agriculture

"There are so many possibilities"

Cindy Money
Lean Coordinator and Training Manager
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

"I love that data can tell us a story"

Julie Trackler
Assistant Director
Ohio Department of Aging

"We bring a mindset of action and results"

Joe Rust
Deputy Director, Ohio Performance Team
Ohio Auditor of State

"You have to keep challenging yourself"

Tom Melfo
Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Disability
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

"It's critical to involve staff from all levels"

Wendi Faulkner
Bureau Chief, Office of Quality Assurance and Improvement
Ohio Department of Youth Services

"Doing the highest quality work possible"

Mike Lucid

Office of Change Management
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation 
  Additional Lean leaders will be added as the weeks unfold.
   

 
The LeanOhio Network

The Lean Leaders who are interviewed in this series are a part of the LeanOhio Network.

The Network numbers 700 state employees across all agencies. Included are more than 200 Black Belts and Green Belts.

Ohio has become a national leader with its community of internal Lean Six Sigma expertise. This group represents a tremendous in-house capacity for bringing about major process improvement in state government.

The entire LeanOhio Network is showcased in an online directory. Visitors to the site can easily locate Lean-trained people by agency, Belt status, and other categories.
 
Shown here is a small sample (just 10%) of the LeanOhio Network. This community of change agents is big and getting bigger, with 700 people in agencies throughout state government. Network members are graduates of LeanOhio training, so they're equipped with methods and tools for achieving major process improvement. Many have completed improvement projects in their agencies. These Lean practitioners are leading the way to make state government services simpler, faster, better, and less costly.