Strategic Advisory Council

The CLEAR Strategic Advisory Council will provide current information on the development and evolution of Lean management in healthcare organizations, and advise CLEAR directors on the best ways to develop evidence-based, actionable knowledge about Lean. The Strategic Advisory Council will work with CLEAR’s research team to identify the research questions that are of greatest importance to the field, and develop strategies for communicating research findings to healthcare professionals in order to improve the use of Lean in hospitals and other healthcare organizations. The members of the Strategic Advisory Council include:

Kathryn Correia
Chief Executive Officer
HealthEast Care System

James Hereford
President and Chief Executive Officer
Fairview Health Services

Alice Lee
Executive Director, Strategy and Administration
Lean Enterprise Institute

John Toussaint, MD
Chief Executive Officer

Craig A. Vercruysse, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Rona Consulting Group

Peter Ward, DBA
Richard M. Ross Chair in Management
Chair, Department of Management Sciences
Director, Center for Operational Excellence
Fisher College of Business
Ohio State University

Helen Zak
Chief Development Officer