2016 Baldrige Regional Conference

Welcome to the Baldrige Regional Conference materials webpage. The Regional conference materials are available to all registrants prior to the conference on this site. Registrants are able to download the conference materials or link directly to the materials located on this website. All materials posted on the website are in a PDF format. Although conference materials are in color, these materials can be printed in black and white.

Conference Program

Hard copies will be provided on-site.

Conference Attendees

The list of conference attendees is available for your reference.

8:00 am 9:40am

Plenary Session: Leadership Presentations by 2015 Award recipients                    

Hamburger University 224

William Burke, Vice President of Logistics, MidwayUSA
Tiffany Yandell, Department of Technology Administrator, Charter School of San Diego
David L. Ramsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Charleston Area Medical Center Health System
Dean F. Kappel, President Emeritus, MidAmerica Transplant

9:55am – 10:40am

Strategic Planning

William Burke
Vice President of Logistics

Managing Data for Organizational Performance

Sharon Fenn
Senior Improvement Advisor
Janet Sweeney
Improvement Advisor
Southcentral Foundation

How to Get Started on Your Baldrige Journey

Melanie Taylor
Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction
IredellStatesville Schools

10:55am – 11:40am


Tim Tuter
Executive Director
Wade Aschbrenner
External Relations Coordinator
Charter School of San Diego

Strategic Planning: Engaging the Entire Organization in Performance Improvement

Brenda Grant
Chief Strategy Officer
CAMC Health System

Delighting our Internal Guests

Allyson Young
HR and Brand Director
K&N Management

11:55am – 12:40pm

Deciphering the Knowledge Dilemma: How to Use the Data and Dump the Junk

Jeff Oskin
Vice President
Glenn Crotty
Executive Vice President and COO
CAMC Memorial Hospital

Strategy and Core Competencies

Scott McIntyre
PwC Public Sector Managing Partner
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Public Sector

Leading for Innovation

JoAnn Sternke
Pewaukee School District

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Engaging a Mission-Driven Workforce to Achieve High Performance Results

Nicole Kellan
Director, Family and Donor Support
Mid-America Transplant

Using a Cascading Scorecard System to Track Performance at the Organizational, Unit, and Program Levels

Meridith Drzakowski
Assistant Chancellor
Jen DeGroote
Institutional Planner
Glendali Rodriguez
Associate Vice Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Creating a Culture of Safety: Leading to High Reliability

Chuck Derus
Vice President of Medical Management
Mary Schleinzer
Director of Patient Safety
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

2:30pm – 3:15pm


Tiffany Yandell
Operations and Technology Administrator
Tim Tuter
Executive Director
Charter School of San Diego

Creating a Successful Organization Now and in the Future

Katie Bata
Vice President of Human Resources
Pamela Hyziak
Director, Clinical Excellence
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
ILPEx State Gold Award Recipient

Take it off the Shelf: A Strategic Plan that Works

Debbye Dooley
Executive Director, Business Intelligence
Hill Country Memorial

3:30 pm4:00 pm

Living the Framework Beyond the Award

Brenda Yarnell
President/CEO United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln
2013 ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence