Dawn Shuford-Pavlich

Dawn Shuford-Pavlich

Lean Fellow

Looking ahead:

Experimenting with new statewide learning communities

“I especially want to help front-line employees better understand the value of their work”

Dawn Shuford-Pavlich comes to Results Washington from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’, Division of Disability Determination where she first had the opportunity to begin work as a Lean practitioner. Dawn is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and has a background in Human Resources.

“I have a fairly high risk tolerance,” she said about how she sees herself encouraging agencies toward experimentation with Lean strategies. “I would love to help agencies do more to take risks and try out new ideas to increase efficiency, effectiveness and increase employee engagement. I especially want to help front-line employees better understand the value of their work and the way in which that work connects to other agencies and impacts the lives of the citizens of Washington state.”

Dawn is certainly not afraid to try new things. When she is not busy working to improve connections in our state, she has her hands full raising twin 8-year-olds, one boy and one girl, who are the two youngest of her four children. She has also taken up gardening and loves to dance if she could only find more time.