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Education:

Boston University, College of Communication, BS, Mass Communication/Advertising, 1990

Certifications and training:

Lean Leader certification, 2017

Hoshin Kanri Master training, 2015-2016

Heidi Gehris

Certified lean leader with professional expertise in lean transformation, strategy deployment (hoshin kanri) and the President’s Diagnosis, a lean enterprise maturity assessment model. An innovative thinker and creative problem solver with experience directing marketing and communications campaigns for academic institutions; hospitals and healthcare systems; management consulting, pharma/IP law and financial firms; and golf and wine industries.

2017 - present Lean Strategy, Healthcare Consulting, Moss Adams Seattle, WA

Healthcare consultant trained to lead lean kaizen workshops, coach clients using lean methods and perform the President’s Diagnosis, a lean enterprise maturity model. Perform executive interviews and gemba visits. Lead communication strategy and direct the development of case study materials on lean application and impact, focusing on improvement results in health care. Lead internal business operations on growth of the lean practice and engage in strategic planning and deployment.

2012 – present Principal, Rona Consulting Group, Mercer Island, WA

2012 - 2017 Chief Marketing Officer + Lean Workshop Leader/Consultant

Responsible for the growth of lean healthcare consultancy. Deployed strategic initiatives as they related to brand, pricing, products, partnerships and sales. Improved internal operational processes, designed and produced training materials, managed book publishing and IT development. Performed on-site executive assessments and led lean workshops (kaizen events) for hospitals and healthcare systems.

1995 – 2012 Gehrschoen Creative, San Francisco, CA + Portland, OR
Creative Services Coordinator, Creative Services Producer, Artist
Produced retail catalogs, including coordination of locations/scouting, merchandise copy, photography and illustration, color matching and printing. Created original illustrations and paintings for private label designs.

1991 – 1992 EQE International, Inc. San Francisco, CA
Graphic Artist and Digital Cartographer
Created technical drawings and digitized maps for risk-safety engineering firm.

1990-1991 Corporate Decisions, Inc. Boston, MA
Graphic Artist
Designed and produced presentations, newsletters, advertisements, logos, and other visual communication pieces for management consulting firm.