Campus Facilitators

Michigan Tech has embedded Lean Facilitators on campus. These employees have been through many hours of training in Lean tools and facilitation skills and have volunteered to commit time, in addition to their regular work, to help other areas on campus practice continuous improvement. They are available to teach various topics to departments, facilitate kaizen events, coach you through a Lean project, and practice and share the Lean skills they have learned. If you or your department would like to receive help from one of these individuals, please contact the Office of Continuous Improvement at or 906-487-3180, or fill out our improvement request form.

Bldg 1 Administration

  • Jessica Comfort—Student and Advancement Information Systems
  • Laura Givens—International Programs and Services
  • Shellie Hubert—Information Technology
  • Debra Charlesworth—Graduate School

Bldg 3 Lakeshore Center

  • Theresa Coleman-Kaiser—Vice President for Administration
  • Gina LeMay—Vice President for Research
  • Joel Liimatainen—Human Resources
  • Tanya Maki—Human Resources
  • Margo O'Brien—Financial Services and Operations
  • Renee Ozanich—Human Resources
  • Brenda Randell—Vice President for Administration
  • Richelle Schwaller—Vice President for Research
  • Lorraine Young—Human Resources
  • Lori Hardyniec—Human Resources
  • Madeline Mercado Voelker—Human Resources
  • Tammy LaBissoniere—Sponsored Programs

Bldg 7 EERC

  • Joan Becker—Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Brian Hutzler—Information Technology
  • Heidi Reid - Information Technology

17 J R Van Pelt & Opie Library

  • Annelise Doll—Van Pelt and Opie Library
  • Linnea McGowan Hobmeier—Van Pelt and Opie Library
  • Georgeann Larson—Van Pelt and Opie Library
  • Pattie Luokkanen—Van Pelt and Opie Library
  • Laurie Stark—Van Pelt and Opie Library
  • Lauren Movlai—Van Pelt and Opie Library

Bldg 19 Chemical Sciences and Engineering

  • Paul Charlesworth—Chemistry

Bldg 20 R.L. Smith (MEEM)

  • Christina Fabian—Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Bldg 34 Memorial Union

  • Derrick Butkovich—Dining Services
  • Laura Harry—Memorial Union
  • Robert Hiltunen—Auxiliary Services
  • Daryl Matthews—Dining Services
  • Austin Kunkel—Dining Services
  • Maryann Wilcox—Student Activities

Bldg 37 Wadsworth Hall

  • Ruth Archer—Office of Continuous Improvement
  • Ernest Beutler—Dining Services
  • Kathy Wardynski—Dining Services
  • Megan Goke—Office of Continuous Improvement
  • Christopher Maxson - Environmental Health and Safety

Bldg 44 Facilities

  • Kristi Hauswirth—Facilities Management

First Merit Bldg, Hancock:

  • Ann Kitalong-Will—Business Operations, VP Administration
  • Cayce Will—Office of Information Systems, VP Administration

Alphabetical Listing, by Last Name

Ruth Archer
Office of Continuous Improvement
Georgeann Larson
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Joan Becker
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gina LeMay
Vice President for Research
Ernest Beutler
Dining Services
Joel Liimatainen
Human Resources
Derrick Butkovich
Dining Services
Pattie Luokkanen
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Debra Charlesworth
Graduate School
Tanya Maki
Human Resources
Paul Charlesworth
Daryl Matthews
Dining Services
Theresa Coleman-Kaiser
Vice President for Administration
Christopher Maxson
Environmental Health and Safety
Jessica Comfort
Enrollment Services
Linnea McGowan Hobmeier
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Annelise Doll
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Madeline Mercado-Voelker
Human Resources
Christina Fabian
Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
Lauren Movlai
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Laura Givens
International Programs and Services
Margo O'Brien
Financial Services and Operations
Megan Goke
Vice President for Administration
Renee Ozanich
Human Resources
Lori Hardyniec
Human Resources
Brenda Randell
Vice President for Administration
Laura Harry
Memorial Union
Heidi Reid
Information Technology
Kristi Hauswirth
Facilities Management
Richelle Schwaller
Vice President for Research
Robert Hiltunen
Auxiliary Services
Laurie Stark
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Shellie Hubert
Information Technology
Kathy Wardynski
Dining Services
Brian Hutzler
Information Technology
Laurie Stark
Van Pelt and Opie Library
Austin Kunkel
Dining Services
Lorraine Young
Human Resources
Tammy LaBissoniere
Sponsored Programs

Helpful links for Lean Facilitators: