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Letter from the chairman
Peter Peterka
Peter PeterkaChairman
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 Flournoy
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.
Jaclyn Waldrop
Jaclyn WaldropBoard Member
Jaclyn is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Lean facilitator who believes in optimum utilization of Lean principles to plan, perform, and implement process improvement initiatives to drive business excellence and improve customer satisfaction.
She has vast experience of working in hospital and clinical environments, and he currently serves as Sr. Director of Revenue Cycle at the Titus Regional Medical Center.
Jaclyn has a Bachelor's in Mathematics, a Master's in Statistics and she also has a Project Management certificate from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Joel Smith
Joel SmithBoard Member
Mr. Smith is and throughout his career have been a leader and student of continuous improvement methods, with a strong passion for delivering customer value and driving out waste.
He has spoken at multiple national and international events on using data analysis, Lean Thinking, and Six Sigma principles to drive excellence in any organization, and bring fun and energy into topics that many would find bland or academic. He is passionate about improvement and about the power of the tools that achieve it.
He is the author of the Random Thoughts column in Six Sigma Forum magazine and the Applied Statistics Manual.
Joel Smith earned a Masters of Science in Statistics from Virginia Tech.
Patrick Spagon, Ph.D.
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 Mora
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 Kosven
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 Galvin
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.