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Debbi McCreary

President/CEO

Debbi McCreary is President and Founder of Summit Optimization Group (OG), LLC, a woman-owned, business process improvement company, premised in Lean Six Sigma. Headquartered in Lizella, Georgia, Summit OG provides national and international consulting services, cross industry, to those organizations seeking cultural improvement, efficiency gains, revenue enhancement and cost reductions.

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Shawn Kaul

Lean Master

Shawn Kaul is a lean guru. He has more than 18 years of experience with implementing Lean throughout North America. His lean implementation experience ranges from discrete manufacturing to process industries as well as business processes including the medical and financial services sectors. Shawn possesses a wide variety of lean manufacturing skills and is very knowledgeable in all aspects of manufacturing processes from front-end to the back-end of the business. He possesses a natural ability to work seamlessly with all skill levels, from line workers to upper management. Shawn’s experience, excellent communication skills, and enthusiasm are keys to his effective and hands-on approach with your team. Prior to launching out into the professional services arena, Shawn has held positions such as Senior Consultant with TBM Consulting Group, Manufacturing Engineering Manager with Haskell High Pressure, Inc. and Continuous Improvement Manager with Telair (Teleflex Control Systems, Inc.).Shawn is an active member of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence and has published several Lean-related articles in well-known manufacturing publications.

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Maron Boohaker, CHC, FHFMA

Client Relationships Vice President

As accomplished healthcare executive bringing sixteen plus years in major multi-hospital environments with a proven record for leveraging internal operations to advance organizational success with a commitment to policies and procedures. An energizing leader bringing the vision, initiative, innovation and interpersonal skills necessary to make a decisive impact. Well-versed in today’s changing healthcare compliance guidelines with a proven record for leveraging internal operations to advance organizational success with a commitment to policies and procedures. An energizing leader bringing the vision, initiative, innovation and interpersonal skills necessary to make a decisive impact.

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Teresa Tobias

Master Black Belt

Ms. Tobias’ goal is to lead teams and execute projects to successful results. This certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt has been teaching, coaching, working projects and mentoring clients since 1996. Ms. Tobias has extensive experience working with leadership to select the right projects, aligned with business goals, and assign resources to executive those projects. She also takes pride in the practical application of what she teaches by executing projects herself and leading project teams to transform their organizations.

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Ken Patterson

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Patterson’s goal is to provide exemplary professional and technical services to all his customers. He is responsible for ensuring the complete design, development and implementation of technology based solutions with an emphasis on protecting client data from both the insider and outsider threats. As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) he has been securing public, private and military information systems for 13 years both as an employee and private consultant. For the last eight years his focus has been on applying his knowledge of National, Department of Defense, Air Force, and local requirements for system certifications; to ensure systems are delivered in a secured and accreditable configuration.

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Ann Marie

Project Consultant

Ann Marie is an experienced leader with demonstrated success in payroll management, project management, finance and accounting, consulting and senior management. She is experienced in accounting research and GAAP application, SOX compliance, external SEC reporting, IT implementations and upgrades, operational reporting, budgeting, financial analysis, payroll, sales, and tangible taxes, foreign subsidiary management and reporting, intercompany transactions, as well as small business set-up.

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