Sarah Pavelka, M.H.A., OTR/L, CPHQ, FNAHQ ProfileResearchPublicationsPosition(s)Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Public Health Office Phone 515-271-1354Email firstname.lastname@example.orgEducationPh.D. Candidate, Health Services – Leadership, Walden University, Minneapolis, MNMaster of Health Care Administration, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IABachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WIBachelor of Art, Psychology/Biology, Luther College, Decorah, IACertificationsFellowship: National Association for Healthcare QualityCertification: Certified Professional in Healthcare QualityLicensure: State of Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy ExaminersAwards and honorsNAHQ Fellowship, National Association for Healthcare QualityAlumni of the Year, Des Moines UniversityAreas of ExpertiseOperations ManagementOrganizational DevelopmentQuality ImprovementProfessional Organizations, Committees and BoardsAmerican and Iowa Occupational Therapy AssociationAmerican College of Health Care ExecutivesAmerican Society of QualityIowa Association for Healthcare Quality, Board memberIowa Illinois Safety CouncilNational Association for Healthcare Quality, Board MemberServiceCommunity:Beta Sigma Phi, Member, and Officer PositionsProfessional:National Association for Healthcare Quality, Board MemberIowa Recognition for Performance Excellence, Examiner and Team CoachNational Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, ExaminerNational Association for Healthcare Quality, Team Member and LeaderCedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance, grant reports for Executive LeadershipAmerican Society for Quality, Health Division LeaderIowa Association for Healthcare Quality, Board MemberUniversity:College of Health Sciences (CHS) Strategic Planning committeeDes Moines University, Alumni Council MentorshipProfessional Grants:Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Partnerships for Patients, Lean in Iowa Hospitals, September 2013Iowa Department of Public Health FLEX Grant, Quality Management and Leadership Development, Central Community Hospital, September 2012 – October 2013, $5,800 fundedIowa Public Health Association, Strategic Planning Grant, Strategic Planning events with up to 99 counties across Iowa, September 2012, $6600 fundedIowa Department of Public Health, FLEX Grant, four Critical Access Hospitals Leadership Training, May to August 2012, $5,800 fundedIowa Department of Public Health, FLEX Grant, four Critical Access Hospitals Baldrige Board Training, May to August 2011, $18,800 fundedIowa Department of Public Health, Central Community Hospital, Organizational Strategic Planning, 2010, $4200 fundedIowa Foundation for Medical Care, Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance, Lean in a Community, 2008 to present, $25,000 fundedFederal Communication Commission, Interconnection of Healthcare Organizations across Iowa, partnership between Iowa Hospital Association, Iowa Public Health and Iowa Connection Network, 2007, $17 Million fundedPublicationsLangford, D. and Pavelka, S. (2012). Tool Time for Lean. Molt, Montana: Langford Learning, Inc.Levett, J., Pavelka, S., Schwarting, L., Werling, J.; Standardizing Processes at the Community Level Using Lean Principles, Group Practice Journal, April 2009. Presentations and Posters:Numerous presentations in Iowa, Nationally, and Internationally on Organizational Development, Operations Management, Leadership, and Strategic Planning.