Archive for 'Leadership'

Ms. Michelle Bowman

Demographic Information:

  • Michelle Bowman, MBA, MBB
  • President/CEO at Polaris Healthcare Consulting, Grand Terrace, CA.
  • Email address:
  • Phone: 951.505.4471

Current Role(s) in ASQ & ASQHCD:

  • TPC Coordinator, ASQHCD

Michelle is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 5 years experience leading performance improvement initiatives ...

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Joseph A. Fortuna, MD, MACOEM


Demographic Information:

  • Name/Degrees:                        Joseph A. Fortuna, MD, MACOEM
  • City/State of Residence:       Bloomfield, MI and New Orleans, LA
  • email address:                 

SUMMARY BIO:         


Dr. Fortuna is the Co-Founder and CEO of PRISM, a non-profit corporation providing sustainable transformative ...

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Roderick A. Munro



ASQ Fellow, CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA; Fellow CQI; IRCA QMS Lead Auditor

Business Improvement Coach

RAM Q Universe, Inc.


Phone: 231-866-4016

Mr. Munro has over thirty five years of Process Improvement experience in the service and manufacturing industries working from the shop/store floor up into the managerial ranks. He is an ASQ Fellow and a Fellow of The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) ofEngland. He ...

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Ms. Laura Kinney, M.S., B.A. Biology


  • Laura Kinney, M.S., B.A. Biology
  • Practice Leader Environmental Sustainability and Baldrige SME at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, WA
  • email address:


Senior Member, ASQ; Treasurer, ASQ HCD; ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement Technical Program Committee member; Nominations Chair for Seattle Section ASQ; Past Chair, ASQ Seattle and Spokane Sections (Silver and Bronze QMP Winners), Quality in Healthcare Conference (QIHC) Technical Program Committee – 2 years; Healthcare ...

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Ms. Tamera Lampro

Demographic Information:

Current Role(s) in ASQ/ASQHCD:

  • Chair ASQ HCD Nightingale Award task group
  • HBOK content reviewer
  • Member ASQ HCD


Tammy has worked in health care for 21 years. She began her career as a medical technologist at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. She has worked in hospital and clinic labs during her years in health care. She has lead quality efforts throughout her career in ...

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Thomas Grinley

MBA, CMQ/OE, is the Chair of the ASQ Healthcare Division Behavioral Health SIG.  Tom is also Chair of the NH Behavioral Health Advisory Council Advocacy Committee and serves on a NH Institute of Disability committee looking at readmission issues at New Hampshire State Hospital. Tom has 30 years’ experience in behavioral health and is a strong advocate for behavioral health integration and quality improvement.

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Gary Kollm

He has worked in the Quality and Operations fields for over 30 years, with experience in the Manufacturing, Defense, and Healthcare industries.

Past roles and responsibilities have included Production Manager, Process/Project Engineer, Quality Manager, Technical Director, VP of Quality and Technology, and Six Sigma Black Belt.

He is currently working at Georgetown Hospital System in South Carolina as the Lean Six Sigma Initiative Lead and Process Redesign Coordinator, where he is mentoring ...

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Gregory M Gurican, RN, CPHQ – GMG & Associates, LLP

HCD Membership Committee Data Lead and ASQ Section 503 Treasurer & Arrangements Chair

Greg Gurican is the Principal Consultant and founder of GMG & Associates LLP, a HealthCare Quality Consulting firm.

After 25 years in the Power industry as a Sr. Nuclear Safety & Licensing Engineer, Technical Consultant, and Project Mgr. Greg has added nearly 20 years of experience in HealthCare as a Registered Nurse in PA & NJ, and as the former ...

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Mr. Charles (Chuck) A. Gates, Jr.

Contact Information:

Key Experiences:

  • Retired Caterpillar Inc. Division Manager with 40 years of work experience which included global, managerial responsibilities for product design, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, six sigma, lean, factory operations, sales & operations planning, human resources, training, and management development.
  • 30 years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor for a wide variety of technical and professional courses at the graduate level.
  • Active Board Member for ...
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Mr. Paul Grizzell


  • Name: Paul Grizzell
  • City/State of Residence: Woodbury, MN
  • Email address:
  • Preferred phone number: 651.735.7716
  • Cell phone:  651.792.5149


  • Senior Member
  • Chair Membership Committee of Health Care Division


  • Current position:
  • Core Values Partners, Inc. 2009 – present: President Independent consulting firm that helps organizations focus, align, and accelerate their performance excellence efforts through effective use of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence Model
  • Previous positions:
    • Studer Group ...
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