Serving the USA


Teresa Deason is the president and founder of Lean Synergy & Solutions, a high-impact consultancy committed to helping organizations improve their operational performance using Lean techniques and systems coaching. With over 25 years of business experience in management, marketing, project management, facilitation, training, quality improvement and Lean; Teresa has a track record of delivering bottom line results. Her Lean expertise includes implementation of Lean management systems, value stream improvement, internal consultant development, training, and executive and management coaching. Prior to consulting, Teresa held executive management positions in Quality, Operations and Marketing.

Larry Godt has been helping organizations through their lean transformation journey for over a decade. Most recently, Larry has consulted to Seattle Children's Hospital, the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Memorial Care. Larry brings a wide range of expertise to his consulting including extensive skills as a change coach to executives as well as deep expertise in business assessment, strategic planning, policy deployment, value-chain mapping and quality improvement. Larry has conducted seminars with Industry Week, International Institute of Research, Strategic Alliance for Higher Education and the University of Washington. Prior to consulting, Larry held management positions in Engineering, Quality and Operations with both start-up and multi-national manufacturing organizations. Larry has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Washington.

Dianne Dickerson brings over 25 years of management and consulting experience to her lean practice. Examples of her work include leading lean efforts for two large telecommunications companies, improving flow in The Boeing Company's supply chain, and the successful application of lean to Timberline Software's new product development process. Since 1999, Dianne has used lean principles to achieve dramatic improvement in healthcare processes. Her healthcare clients include The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, St. Joseph's Hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital, the University of Washington Medical Center, and MemorialCare. Previously, Dianne was Vice President at Integra Technology and she served as Superintendent of Schools in the Orondo, Washington School District.

Jon Sackett brings 19 years of healthcare experience including finance, strategic analyst, facilitation, training, and Lean. Jon has facilitated numerous successful rapid improvement and facility design workshops resulting in capital cost reduction, lead time improvement and improved operating margin. His Lean expertise includes Lean management systems, value stream improvement, facility design, internal consultant development & executive coaching. Jon has been instrumental in Lean implementations at The Everett Clinics, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Stanford Health, Intermountain Healthcare, University of Washington Clinics, DaVita Medical Group and HonorHealth, Shea Medical Group.

Ed Hayes brings a unique skill set and experiences that weave together operational redesign, simulation and facility design. Using the Production Preparation Process and Model Cell approaches, Ed has facilitated successful client outcomes that are changing the way healthcare is delivered. With over 20 years of experience, Ed's clients have saved over a billion dollars. His Lean expertise includes Lean management systems, value stream improvement, facility design, internal consultant development & developing virtual simulations to support transformational improvements. Ed has been instrumental in Lean implementation at CellNetix, Franciscan Health Services, Stanford Health Care, Seattle Children's Hospital, Group Health, The Everett Clinics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, Kittitas Valley Healthcare & Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Ed is the recipient of the National Value Engineering Awards for the Most Innovative Proposal During Engineering.

Michael Boyer brings over 28 years of business experience in engineering, management and consulting. His experience and counsel has focused on the implementation of lean principles in service of organizational performance through large system change, strategic planning and alignment, value chain management and continuous process improvement. Michael has engaged with large and small organizations in various industries that include The Boeing Company, Rockwell International, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, The US Navy, General Dynamics, PPG Industries, Northrop Grumman, Precision CastParts Corp., The US Coast Guard and Bath Iron Works. Michael has led seminars for Industry Week, AME, National Manufacturing Week, NSRP, and The University of Kentucky. Prior to consulting, Michael held senior positions in operations, engineering, strategic planning, quality, human resources and finance. Michael holds a BS in Industrial Engineering, an MBA in Engineering Management, and a PhD in Organizational Management. His healthcare clients include MemorialCare Medical Centers, The Everett Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Kadlec Health System, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, and Seattle Children's Hospital.

Lisa Williams has guided healthcare organizations through their unique challenges for over 15 years. Her successes include hospital and long-term care administration, organizational change, process improvement, survey preparedness, program development, quality improvement, and regulatory compliance. Lisa has taught management communications, research methods & statistics, and organizational theory & behavior at the college level. She also served on a governor-appointed state board providing regulatory oversight to nursing home administrators. Prior to her consulting career, Lisa served as the Hospital Administrator for Group Health Cooperative's two-hospital system and East King County Project Director, the Assistant Administrator of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Administrator at Jaquith Nursing Home. She has also worked with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Group Health Permanente, Providence Health System, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, The Joint Commission, Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, MemorialCare Health System, The Everett Clinic, University of Washington, and Texas Tech University. Lisa holds a Masters in Public Policy and Administration, Nursing Home Administrator License, Bachelors in Business Administration, and Graduate of the John C. Stennis Institute for Government Executives.