Mr. Peterka is the President of SixSigma.us and a leading consultant on the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Peter has 20 years of experience performing as a Master Black Belt, and extensive experience in the industry as an improvement specialist and engineer with an expertise in DFSS, working with numerous companies, including 3M, Dell, Dow, GE, HP, Intel, Motorola, Seagate, Xerox and many government institutions including the highest levels such as the Executive Branch and US Army to local entities. Peter is a certified Master Black Belt and holds an MS degree in Statistics from Iowa State and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue.
Dr. Lepora FlournoyCo-Chairman
Dr. Lepora Flournoy currently serves as the managing director and consultant with NextGen People, an organization that helps C-suite executives improve their effectiveness in their roles through various methods. She previously served as senior director of global talent management with Equifax. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. She also carries several certifications, including: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Change Management Professional (Prosci), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Center for Creative Leadership Assessment (360, etc) certification.
Patrick Spagon, Ph.D.ISSSP Program Advisor
Dr. Spagon serves as ISSSP’s Program Advisor. In that role, he provides advice and recommendations to the ISSSP Chairman, Board, Staff, and others as needed. Pat has over 35 years of experience applying quality and process improvement methodologies in manufacturing and service industries, focusing on Lean Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, and Experimental Design. He has been a member of several of the top Six Sigma consulting firms including Six Sigma Academy and Motorola University. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Spagon is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and the American Statistical Association.
Maria MoraMember Services and Accreditation Manager
Maria has been working in the Six Sigma field since 2015. She has excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and problem solve with over 12 years of experience in administrative management and operational oversight.
Ms. Mora has prior experience in the nonprofit sector working and volunteering for Red Cross Spain as a Social Educator for a homeless shelter and teaching financial literacy to women with low-income for a small NGO in Mexico.
Endrea KosvenCommunications Director
Endrea is the founder and CEO of EDK and Company, a business branding and marketing agency. Endrea received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the USC School of Journalism in Los Angeles. She has worked for over 17 years in a number of marketing roles. Before launching her own venture, Endrea was an Account Executive at leading public relations firm Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, where she worked on public relations campaigns for large consumer goods and entertainment companies such as Nissan North America, Microsoft, DreamWorks SKG, and Baskin-Robbins. She has worked for several organizations, including the Cintas Corporation, ADP, MTV, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dean GalvinWebinar Coordinator
Dean Galvin is the Webinar Coordinator and Host for our webinar series. Dean is a career military member, serving in a wide variety of assignments in the US, along with assignments in both the Pacific and European regions.
After his military service, he spent over 10 years in healthcare administration, focused on support services, managing divisions in housekeeping, laundry, and transportation.
Dean is a native Texan and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.