Continuous Improvement Workshop & Collaborative Session


May 1


05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

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Tech Collective


Tech Collective

188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909

Providence, RI, US, 02909

On May 1st, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm the New England Continuous Improvement Collaborative (NECIC), together with Tech Collective, will be hosting an event for professionals from across industries, who are passionate about continuous improvement and operational excellence.

This event will be workshop-style and will be highly interactive. Participants will collaborate on common operational efficiency challenges. They will learn from each other ways in which these challenges have impacted their own businesses and how they have worked to overcome them. Attendees will work together to build a list of key topics to help drive future NECIC events to be highly relevant and impactful to community members. This is a great opportunity to expand your network and build a community of continuous improvement practitioners.

About the facilitators from NECIC:

  • Liz Malloy is Hasbro’s Design & Development Process Manager and continuous improvement champion.  Liz is responsible for driving a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence at this historic Rhode Island company. At Hasbro, Liz oversees process design and improvement for the Design & Development Project Management team, helping to ‘make the world a better place for children and their families’, one toy at a time. Liz’s career began in Project Management where she earned her PMP certification and learned the value of building unbreakable relationships with both internal and external clients.  Liz spent 20 years in IT Project and Process Management before coming to Hasbro, where Monopoly and Mr. Potatoe Head are everyday topics at meetings and corporate events, something that never gets old! Liz became a Lean Bronze Certified professional in 2013.  She can be reached at

  • Michelle A. Pope is Chief Operations Officer for CompuClaim responsible for the development of growth strategies, organizational structure and operational efficiencies. Michelle’s career began in technology with a degree in Computer Science and a passion for engineering and process improvement.   CompuClaim, under Michelle’s direction, has worked to create and sustain a culture of continuous improvement and innovation through people, process and technology.

    Michelle has held many executive positions throughout her career and is an active participant of Women in Leadership Nexus, Women in Technology, RI Tech Collective Mentor Program, Project Management Institute and Lean Enterprise Institute. Michelle can be reached at or via her linked in page at www.

  • Kathy O’Neel Webster – CEO/Founder ShipShape. After 24 years as a business owner and consultant, designing and managing corporate fitness centers, Kathy spent 12 years as an executive in the corporate wellness field. When the opportunity presented itself in 2018, she took the leap, left corporate, and launched ShipShape. Now getting back to her true passion, she is working one-on-one inspiring others to befriend fitness and have fun.

    She has extensive experience leveraging corporate and personal partnerships and working collaboratively to provide cost-effective, forward-thinking approaches to improve the health of individuals. In all of her roles Kathy focuses on optimizing solution delivery and driving the WOW factor for all client experiences.

    “My passion is to improve participants’ quality of life through providing simple and accessible tools and programs that trigger an internal personal connection and intrinsic motivation! I drive company success and participant engagement through leveraging and applying strong operational practices from my 20+ years experience in workforce well-being.”

    Kathy is active every day, demonstrating her commitment and passion for wellness. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, has two millennial daughters, a horse Curly and a dog Simi.

    Kathy can be reached at