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Steering Team

The Enterprise Lean Steering Team is responsible for guiding implementation of the Enterprise Lean program by:

  • Introducing and expanding continuous improvement methodologies into all cabinet-level state agencies;
  • Creating a network of process improvement ‘experts’ and practitioners across all agencies to sustain the effort over time; and
  • Supporting managers and program leaders in fully utilizing the tools and techniques of Enterprise Lean methodologies.

Name

Title

Team Role

Agency

Spencer Cronk

Commissioner

Sponsor

Administration

Mary Jo Caldwell

Continuous Improvement Leader

Team Leader

Administration

Matt Bailey

Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Partnerships

Member

Administration

Tanya Refshauge

Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Member

Corrections

Karen Carlson

Supervisor, School Health Policy

Member

Education

Debra Serum

State Program Admin

Member

Employment and Economic Development

Chelsie Huntley

Director, Office of Performance Improvement

Member

Health

Linda Nelson

Division Director

Member

Human Services

Chris Leifeld

Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Member

Labor and Industry

Reed Mick

Organizational Improvement Specialist

Member

Military Affairs

Barb Sporlein

Multifamily Manager

Member

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Renee Raduenz

Management Consultant

Member

Minnesota Management and Budget

Judy Grew

Planning Director, Operations Services Division

Member

Natural Resources

Cathy Moeger

Sustainability Manager

Member

Pollution Control Agency

Tamara Bohmert

Strategic Planner

Member

Public Safety

Cynthia Rowley

Director, Tax Operations

Member

Revenue

David Pehoski

Management Analyst

Member

Transportation

Robin Gaustad

Quality Improvement Program Leader

Member

Veterans Affairs

Agnes Kastenholz-Lehn

Quality Director

Member

Veterans Affairs

Pat Mauren

Director, Continuous Improvement Special Projects

Member

General Mills

Neal Simon

Director, Continuous Improvement

Member

General Mills

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the Steering Team, see the original Enterprise Lean Steering Team Charter.