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December 23, 2016
 
State agencies build their in-house expertise with 19 new Black Belts

State government has 19 newly trained Black Belts ready to improve major work processes. They're from 15 agencies, which means that process improvement expertise continues to strengthen throughout state government in Ohio.

Each newly trained Black Belt is now working on a major improvement project, so their new skills are already being used to generate measurable results.

To earn a Black Belt, State employees complete five weeks of in-class training. They gain advanced Lean and Six Sigma skills for analyzing data, cutting waste, eliminating red tape, increasing customer satisfaction, and reducing costs.



Left to right: Randall Schumacher (PUCO), Tim Golden (ADJ), Aaron McGraw (BWC), Sam Jeyandran (DODD), Alan Ohman (Supreme Court), Quanta Brown (ODH), Jim Blazer (BWC), Matt Weber (TAX), Khrista King (Medicaid), Regina Lurry (DYS), Betty Birt (Medicaid), Patti Gorman (JFS), Hannah Thomas (DYS), Erin Collins (JFS), Brandon Sturgill (MHAS), Jonathon Field (Veterans Services), Derek Willer (OOD) and Brian Malachowsky (LSC). Not pictured: Lalita Jambhale.
   
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    19 new Black Belts from 15 agencies
    Betty Birt, Medicaid
    James Blazer, Bureau of Workers Compensationy
    Quanta Brown, Health
    Erin Collins, Jobs and Family Services
    Jonathon Field, Veterans Services
    Timothy Golden, Adjutant General
    Patricia Gorman, Jobs and Family Services
    Lalita Jambhale, Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Sam Jeyandran, Developmental Disabilities
    Khrista King, Medicaid
    Regina Lurry, Youth Services
    Aaron McGraw, Bureau of Workers Compensation
    Brian Malachowsky, Legislative Service Commission
    Alan Ohman, Supreme Court
    Randall Schumacher, Public Utilities Commission
    Brandon Sturgill, Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Hannah Thomas, Youth Services
    Matthew Weber, Taxation
    Derek Willer, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
     
     
 
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Contact the following LeanOhio staff for additional information:

Executive Overview Sessions
Michael Buerger
Michael.T.Buerger@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6023

White Belt Training
Scot Burbacher
Scot.Burbacher@das.ohio.gov
1-614-728-8411

Yellow Belt Training
Michael Buerger
Michael.T.Buerger@das.ohio.gov
1-614-466-6023

LeanOhio Boot Camp
Racquel Graham
Racquel.Graham@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6022

Upcoming Sessions:
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LeanOhio Boot Camp
Racquel Graham
Racquel.Graham@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6022

Yellow Belt Training
Racquel Graham
Racquel.Graham@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6022

Yellow Belt Training
Racquel Graham
Racquel.Graham@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6022

Yellow Belt Training
Racquel Graham
Racquel.Graham@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6022

Yellow Belt Training
Racquel Graham
Racquel.Graham@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6022

Yellow Belt Training
Racquel Graham
Racquel.Graham@das.ohio.gov 
1-614-466-6022