Tamar Kutz

Director, Ambulatory Performance Improvement, Memorial Health System, Springfield, IL, USA

Tamar Kutz currently serves at the Director, Ambulatory Performance Improvement at Memorial Health System in Springfield, IL. Having earned numerous career advancements while with Memorial Health System the last 6 years. She has been able to earn two bachelor’s degrees as well as a Master’s of Business Administration. She has worked to complete certification as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, one of only 3 across the health system. She has not only been able to grow herself through leading more than 15 cross functional teams in order to help improve the health of the communities and people we serve and also save the health system more than $4.5 million, but has been able to successfully mentor more than 10 individuals to achieve their own Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. She reside in Lincoln, IL with her husband and 2 children.

Lance Millburg currently serves as the System Director, Decision Sciences. Lance has a Bachelors Degree and is currently working on his Masters' Business Administration. Lance is a certified Lean Six Black Belt and is currently working towards his Master Black Belt Certification. Lance resides in Auburn with his wife and 4 children.


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Conference Chair's Message

Laura Martin-Samala

Continuous Process Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner helps organizations achieve, but is also a fundamental core competency of their personal make up. That is why  innovative companies are looking for people that use the LSS way of thinking at every level. In this age of “Big Data”, “IOT” and “AI”, ... read more