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Belt Projects

Improvement projects are to be completed by state employees who attend LeanOhio Boot Camp (1 week), Green Belt Training (2 weeks), and Black Belt Training (5 weeks over about six months). This ensures that participants move steadily from learning about Lean to using Lean and generating results. Select projects are listed below, with links to detailed project presentations.

Belt Projects
BWC Invoicing Process
Jim Blazer, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
ODM Onboarding
Khrista King, Ohio Department of Medicaid
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Crisis Situation Debriefing Evaluation - Heartland Behavioral Hospital
Deborah Crockett and Ebony Robinson Street
Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Passport Administrative Agency Staffing Adequacy
Eric Miller, Ohio Department of Aging
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Agency Training Needs Assessment
Ida Lewis, Ohio Department of Youth Services
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
U3 and U3S Process Improvement
Kameelah Guthridge, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Aged Receivable Reduction
Ken Henault, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Medco-14 Process
Kimberly Kline, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Worker Tracking System
Pauline Chan-Yount, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Vendor Add Process Improvement
Rita Gram, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
Medication Administration Improvement Project
Tara Tallarico, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
» Presentation Visuals (July 2017)
DYS Youth Grievance Process
Regina Lurry, Ohio Department of Youth Services
» Presentation Visuals (April 2017)
PUCO IT Testing Process
Greg Hughes, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
» Presentation Visuals (April 2017)
Business Inventory Process
Steven Tribbie, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (April 2017)
Formalized Internship Program – Internship Hiring Process
Kim Kent, Ohio Department of Youth Services
» Presentation Visuals (April 2017)
% Permanent Partial Award Process
Scottie Powell, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Review of Quality Assurance Systems
Fred Schindler, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Constituent Inquiries
Betty Birt, Ohio Department of Medicaid
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
MARCS Billing Process Redesign
Denae Kotheimer and Vanitha Zacharias, Ohio Department of Administration Services
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Reset for Success – Supportive Housing Program
C.Q. Morrison, Ohio Department of Youth Services
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Quality Assurance Review Process Analysis
Justin Helsinki, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Investment Management Cycle IT Governance Process
Doncella Alexander, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Ashtabula Municipal Court – Defendant Time-in-Court Study
Alan Ohman, Supreme Court of Ohio
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Records Retention & Storage
Karry Thacker, State Medical Board of Ohio
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Out-of-State Travel Request Process
Erika C. Sowry, Ohio Department of Health
» Presentation Visuals (January 2017)
Medicaid Rules: Improving Rules Processing
Tara Stant
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Presentation Visuals (October 2016) 
Hancock County Court Caseflow Review
Colleen Rosshirt
Supreme Court of Ohio
Presentation Visuals (October 2016) 
Debt Summary Process
Meghan Leak
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Presentation Visuals (October 2016)
ODOT One Stop Shop: Moving Into the 21st Century
Rochelle Jones
Ohio Department of Transportation
Presentation Visuals (October 2016) 
ITS Invoice Turnaround
Lynda Zamora
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Presentation Visuals (October 2016) 
Grants Management System Training Strategy
Beth Ferguson and Matthew Loncaric
Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Presentation Visuals (October 2016) 
PASSR - Preadmission Screening/Resident Review
Brandi Potts
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Presentation Visuals (October 2016)
Hiring Process (Ohio Department of Commerce)
Alycia Taylor, LeanOhio Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Taylor Consulting Services
Presentation Visuals (October 2016)
Investing in Quality Outcomes
Raivo Murnieks
Opportunities for Ohioans With Disabilities
Presentation Visuals (July 2016)
OAKS Requisition To Purchase Order Process
Margo Canady-Johnson
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Presentation Visuals (July 2016)
Data Analytics Assessment (Ohio Board of Pharmacy)
Sanjay Dudaney, LeanOhio Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Halcyon Solutions
Presentation Visuals (July 2016)
Division of Surface Water Public Records Retrieval Process
Heather Lauer
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Presentation Visuals • Fact Sheet (July 2016)
Lean Mean Order Processing Machine
Ron Stokes, LeanOhio Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Three Leaf Productions
Presentation Visuals (July 2016)
Exit Questionnaire Process
Michelle Upshaw
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Presentation Visuals • Fact Sheet (July 2016)
IAD Customer Service Audit Process (PUCO)
Cindy Money (EPA)
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Presentation Visuals • Fact Sheet (April 2016)
ODH Help Desk
Lawissa Tidrick
Ohio Department of Health
Presentation Visuals • Summary (April 2016)
Administrative Investigations and Discipline
Kandi Carson (Black Belt)
Y'Vette Helm (Green Belt)
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Presentation Visuals • Fact Sheet (April 2016)
BMV Remittance
Kevin Palicki, Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Presentation Visuals • Fact Sheet (April 2016)
State Contracts: Determination and Recommendation Process
Andrew Cochran
Ohio Department of Administrative Services
Presentation Visuals • Fact Sheet (April 2016)
Securities Audit Process
Melissa Chuvalas, Ohio Department of Insurance
Presentation Visuals • Summary (April 2016)
Lottery Application and eLicensing System
Michael Berger, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
(Project initiated when Michael was working at Lottery)
» Presentation Visuals (January 2016)
Security Badge
Mark Shell, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
» Presentation Visuals (January 2016)
Balanced Scorecard Process
Mark Robertson, Adjutant General's Department
» Project Summary (January 2016)
CCMEP Comprehensive Assessment
Amy Smith
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
» Presentation Visuals (November 2015)
Actual Service
Pam Laing
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (November 2015)
LEADS Document Management Process
Joe Gakenheimer
Ohio Department of Public Safety
» Presentation Visuals (November 2015)
Client Scheduling and Reception
Zachary Frost
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
» Presentation Visuals (November 2015)
Improving the Pesticide Check Deposit Process
George McNab and John Schlichter, Ohio Department of Agriculture
» Presentation Visuals (November 2015)
Enterprise Content Management Process Structure
Tiffany Wilson
Ohio Office of Budget and Management, Office of Shared Services
» Presentation Visuals (July 2015)
Therapeutic Program Worker Turnover Analysis:
A Feasibility Study

Teri Gardner, Kelly Sole, Terry Porter
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
» Presentation Visuals (July 2015)
Unclaimed Funds: Process & Culture Improvement
Brandi Braun, Ohio Department of Commerce
» Presentation Visuals (June 2015)
GovQA Process Improvement
Hilary Stai, Ohio Department of Aging
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
ODPS HR -- OSHP Hiring Process
Patrick Wilson, Ohio Department of Public Safety
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
OODI Enforcement Process
Steve Cole, Ohio Department of Insurance
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
IT Training Video Pilot Project
Mugsy Reynolds, Ohio Department of Insurance
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
Accounts Receivable Process Standardization
Korrina Thomas, Ohio Office of Budget and Management
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
Group Rating Program – Application (AC-26) Audit Process
Joni Booker, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
Disability Hearings Unit Process
Lori Carter, Michelle Cunningham, Heather Graham, Mary Kotynski, Dara Turner
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
Department of Aging Quality Review Process
Patricia Clements, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
OSS Denied Vouchers
Valentine Nnachetam, Ohio Office of Budget Management
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
Improvements to the OSS QA Process
Tim Ogonek and Gerry Sadorra, Ohio Office of Budget and Management
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
Case Services Invoice Payments
Alissa Otani-Cole, Darin McCoy, Donna Rhoads, Maria Seaman, Vicki Smith
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (March 2015)
Vocational Rehabilitation Case Assignment and Balancing
Derek Willer, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (December 2014)
Certification for Ombudsman Specialists
Karla Warren, Ohio Department of Aging
» Presentation Visuals (December 2014)
Ability To Pay
Rosaland M. Gatewood-Tye, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
» Presentation Visuals (December 2014)
OOD Invoice Payment Process
Stacy Williams, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals (December 2014)
Ohio Performance Team Report Content Review
Aaron Shaw, Ohio Auditor of State
» Presentation Visuals (September 2014)
P-Card Processing Time
John Yoho, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
» Presentation Visuals (September 2014)
Determination of Construction Duration: Project Initiation through Final Design
Nancy Brandt, Ohio Department of Transportation
» Presentation Visuals (September 2014)
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Reporting Process
Erin Collins and Patricia Gorman, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
» Presentation Visuals 
Help Desk Ticket Resolution
Raivo Murnieks, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals
Developmental Center Individual Income and Cost of Care Process
Kim Mowry, Chief, Budget Services
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
» Presentation Visuals
Ohio EMS Certification Process
Geoff Dutton and Patrick Wilson, Ohio Department of Public Safety
» Presentation Visuals
ODA Payroll Processing
Rob Feldmann, Ohio Department of Aging, Performance Center Division
» Presentation Visuals
Six Sigma Approach to Sick Leave Analysis in Performance Audits
Mark Ingles, Auditor of State, Ohio Performance Team
» Presentation Visuals
SNAP Application Process Improvement
(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Scott Anderson, Zach Kromer, Amy Doup -- Auditor of State
» Presentation Visuals
Standardization of Spend Analysis Data
Julie Trackler, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
» Presentation Visuals
Medical Contractor Pay Process
Tom Melfo, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Division of Disability Determination
» Presentation Visuals
Grants Management
Felicia Sherman, Ohio Department of Aging
» Presentation Visuals
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