Speakers

2019 SUMMIT SPEAKERS

JOHN TOUSSAINT

JOHN TOUSSAINT

Founder Catalysis, USA Former Healthcare CEO Award-Winning Author

John is an Internist and one of the foremost figures in the adoption of enterprise excellence principles in healthcare. He founded Catalysis a nonprofit education institute in 2008. He has published articles in major medical journals such as Health Affairs and JAMA and in major business journals such as Harvard Business Review. Read More

MONTGOMERY ELMER

MONTGOMERY ELMER

Medical Doctor Catalysis, USA

Dr. Elmer has been practicing family medicine for 30 years, the last 25 with ThedaCare, a cradle to grave health system in northeast Wisconsin. Dr. Elmer graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Medicine 1986 and completed his residency program with the University of Wisconsin Family Medicine program in 1989. Read More

GLADYS BOGOSHI

GLADYS BOGOSHI

CEO Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital

Gladys MSc (Physiotherapy), MPH (Hospital Mgmt) is the Chief Executive Officer at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, one of the ten central hospitals and main teaching hospital of the University of the Witwatersrand. She held a number of leadership and management positions in various hospitals in the Gauteng Province. Read More

GREY DUBE

GREY DUBE

CEO Leratong Hospital

Grey is the Chief Executive Officer at Leratong Hospital, a position he has held since 2005 and as an Accounting Officer responsible for giving direction, coordinating management and administration for an 855 bedded Regional hospital with over 1700 staff members. Read More

BHAVNA PATEL

BHAVNA PATEL

CEO Groote Schuur Academic Hospital

Bhavna is the Chief Executive Officer at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, a 975 bedded, 3764 staffed hospital. She qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Cape Town and was in private practice for 8 years before completing her specialist degree in Public Health. Read More

SHARON VASUTHEVAN

SHARON VASUTHEVAN

Nursing & Quality Executive Life Healthcare Group

Sharon is a nurse leader at Life Healthcare Group and is committed to life-long learning, quality and patient-centred care. As part of her role in executive management, she is responsible for the planning, design and roll-out of Lean within the Group develop to internal capability and ultimately drive better patient outcomes. 

NICKY DU TOIT

NICKY DU TOIT

CFO Western Province Blood Transfusion Service

Nicky is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Director at Western Province Blood Transfusion Service with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Responsible for Budgeting, Cash Flow, Business Planning, Accounting, and Management. Nicky has a B.Compt focused in Advanced Certificate in Tax.

HEATHER TUFFIN

HEATHER TUFFIN

Medical Doctor Western Cape Health

Heather is a medical doctor turned improvement scientist. She works with staff in the Western Cape provincial health system to improve patient care processes, with the joint aims of improving health outcomes and creating a greater level of joy in the workplace. Read More

FLAVIO BATTAGLIA

FLAVIO BATTAGLIA

Director Lean Institute Brazil

Flavio is a Director at the Lean Institute Brasil and MBA professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas since 2013 (São Paulo, Brazil). He joined the team in 1999, as trainee, days after the institute’s foundation. Flavio graduated in business management in 2002 after which he spent some months inside Toyota to better understand TPS and develop his lean skills.Read More

NORMAN FAULL

NORMAN FAULL

Chairman Lean Institute Africa

Norman is the founder of the Lean Institute Africa, a Lean Executive Coach and formerly a Professor of Business Administration at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He was among the first researchers in South Africa to introduce innovative manufacturing and supply chain improvement concepts such as Lean.Read More

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