Allison Godwin, Lean Improvement Specialist serves as a lean facilitator, coach and mentor for a variety of healthcare and government organizations. As an integral part of the NC State Industrial Extension Service healthcare team, she initiates and advances lean initiatives through her work with Population Health Improvement Partners and the Department of Public Health QI (quality improvement) teams in Raleigh. Allison also leads lean initiatives with government and non-profit service groups throughout the state. Allison has 15+ years’ experience leading and facilitating performance improvements and advancing lean initiatives. In addition to coaching and mentoring, she also has experience coordinating and developing workforce training programs focused on managing for innovation, customer-focused excellence and creating a lean culture. Through her work with lean organizations, she has paired with change agents to improve problem solving skills, deploy lean thinking and create consistent repeatable results. Her specific focus areas include: streamlining onboarding and administrative processes; increasing throughput for service and support functions; value stream mapping; creating process protocols; minimizing process variation; and supporting standard work documentation for senior, mid-level and front line leadership. Godwin has a Bachelor of Science degree from NC State University and is a certified Six Sigma green belt. She is an experienced Lean engineer, Lean manager, and Production manager. Additionally, she serves as a Baldrige examiner for the North Carolina Performance Excellence Program.