Isaac Mitchell is an experienced operations leader and change agent with a career focus in driving change utilizing lean methodologies in organizations ranging from automotive manufacturing, fiberglass boat production, machining job shops, and healthcare systems. He is the Director of Operations for Continuum at DeRoyal Industries, a guest lecturer at the University of Tennessee’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and an instructor for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from The University of Tennessee. Additionally, he holds a Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt certification through the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification through the Project Management Institute, is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)® through the National Association for Healthcare Quality, a Diplomate (DSHS) in the Society for Health Systems, and is a Fellow (FACHE) in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves on the Board of Directors as President-elect for the Institute of Industrial and System Engineer’s Society for Health Systems, is the President for the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Society for Organizational Improvement, and sits on the Communications Committee for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) East Tennessee Health Executives Affiliation. Through collaborating with all levels of the organization in a caring and compassionate way, Isaac works to understand the current condition and develop solutions to complex problems. His passion and focus is on training and implementing lean techniques that transform work cultures to improve healthcare processes and outcomes for patients and providers. For more information on his background please visit www.IsaacBMitchell.com.