Meet Our Team

Debbi McCreary
Debbi McCrearyPresident/CEO
Debbi McCreary is President and Founder of Summit Optimization Group (OG), LLC, a woman-owned, business process improvement company, specializing in value creation for their clients. Headquartered in Georgia, Summit OG provides national consulting services, across various industries, to organizations seeking cultural improvement, efficiency gains, revenue enhancement, and cost reductions.
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Shawn Kaul
Shawn KaulLean 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.
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Maron Boohaker, CHC, FHFMA
Maron Boohaker, CHC, FHFMAClient 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.
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Teresa TobiasMaster 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 PattersonChief 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.
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Ann MarieProject 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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