The Board

Toni Gyatso

Toni Gyatso

President EV-HPEC

Toni has played an instrumental role in creating a process improvement culture and implementing effective change management at Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU) since 2012.

Toni holds Lean Basic, Intermediate and Advance Certificates through Emerald Valley High Performance Enterprise Consortium (EVHPEC), and is also Lean Six Sigma-Black Belt Certified.

Additionally, Toni is the current Board President of EVHPEC.

Tadashi Jones

Tadashi Jones

Vice President EV-HPEC

Vice President of Change Management for Rosen Aviation, LLC, the leader in in-flight entertainment components for the business aviation marketplace.  In this role he is responsible for championing organizational change, including Rosen’s Lean evolution. 

His background includes leadership experience in Operations, Quality, Program Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Strategic Planning.

He is a Kaplan & Norton Balanced Scorecard certified practitioner, a Federal Aviation Association certificated repairman, a quality management system auditor, and led the development of aviation regulatory guidance material RTCA/DO-313, Certification Guidance for Installation of Non-Essential, Non-Required Aircraft Systems and Equipment

When not helping to shape Rosen’s future self, he enjoys volunteering in the local community and spending time with his wife Jill and daughter Kaylee.

Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, the former Director of Lean Six Sigma for a national consulting and training firm, and the Executive responsible for continuous improvement for a division of a Fortune 500 consumer products company. He holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and is a former Nationals Science Foundation Scholar in Engineering.  Dr. Green was privileged to write the introduction to “Fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing”, the last published book by Shigeo Shingo, one of the two founders of the Toyota Production System the foundation of Lean.  With his experience of starting one company and co-founding a second, Jeremy works as a volunteer mentor and instructor in the local startup community. Dr. Green also serves on the board of directors of Cascadia Prepared, and currently works for Lunar Logic, a digital marketing and software development company.

Simrat LI

Simrat Khalsa, PMP

Simrat was introduced to Continuous Improvement over 20 years ago when her employer brought in Steve Bell & Michael Orzen (authors of Lean IT) to implement a CI program. Since then, she has worked in diverse industries to improve processes at all levels of the organization, from strategic planning to inventory management, and data entry. Simrat works at Eugene Water & Electric Board as a Sr. Business Analyst, and is part of EWEB’s Continuous Improvement team, where she coaches and mentors on CI. Simrat is also PMP (Project Management Professional) certified through PMI.

Rob Loper II

Rob Loper

Lean Engineer, PacificSource Health Plans
Industrial Engineer, Oregon State University
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Villanova University
Master Scuba Diver Trainer – PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors)

Rob’s career has spanned over 20 years within the high tech industry at Hewlett Packard and Intel as an Industrial Engineer and Lean Facilitator prior to moving into the health services work at PacificSource. His current role at PacificSource focuses on enterprise lean training and the input into the development of strategy deployment. Outside of work, Rob is a scuba dive instructor through a local dive shop and an underwater photographer.

EVHPEC Bio Pic - Kim Wooten

Kim Wooten

Kim is the Lean Leader for Hawes Financial since 2017.  At Hawes, she strives to create a streamlined, efficient workplace.   Through change management, leadership skills, and process improvement she has spent over 18 years learning how to implement Lean over manufacturing and service companies.

Her passion for Lean began after graduation from Keller Graduate School of Management, with an MBA in Business Administration with a Certificate in Project Management.  She also holds Lean Basic, Intermediate and Advance Certificates through Emerald Valley Performance Consortium (EVHPEC) a Certified Allenbaugh Coach, and is Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Certified.  Kim is currently holds the position of Education / Curriculum on the EVHPEC Board.  She also enjoys exploring beautiful Oregon with her family after moving to Oregon from Phoenix, AZ.