Amita Sherwood

Amita Sherwood is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 17 years of performance improvement and organizational effectiveness experience in a variety of industries including Insurance, Federal (DoD and Civilian), Health Care, Higher Education, Financial Services, and Information Technology.

Amita has spent over 13 years consulting with private and public organizations on planning and executing performance improvement initiatives. She has completed a variety of engagements including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Large scale Lean Six Sigma deployment strategy and execution
  • Development and delivery of Lean Six Sigma training (all levels)
  • Project and team facilitation and coaching
  • Change management strategy planning and execution
  • Performance metric development, reporting, and monitoring
  • Risk management planning, deployment, and execution

Amita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University.

Our team is comprised of professionals with decades of practical experience in a wide variety of industries. Each team member brings a unique set of skills and capabilities to the clients we serve.

Whitney Mantonya


Whitney has over 16 years of experience working with a broad range of companies in a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, distribution, higher education, and government. In a previous role, Whitney served as the Vice President of Operational Excellence at Cardinal Health, where she was the deployment lead for the corporate shared services functions as well as head of the Corporate Center for Operational Excellence with responsibility for the training, governance, and communication strategies for the Cardinal Health Lean Six Sigma deployment.

Whitney is a  certified Master Black Belt and Baldridge Examiner. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

Sheryl Vogt


Sheryl has over 20 years of professional experience as an experienced quality and process improvement leader within manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, non-profits, call centers, research and development, and government organizations. Sheryl has coached and trained executives in leading continuous improvement organizations, and has mentored hundreds of Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belts.

Sheryl is a certified Master Black Belt, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

Mark Berron


Mark has over 30 years of experience as a Senior Quality professional supporting a variety of Federal government organizations, including NASA, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Security Agency (NSA), and several others. Mark has extensive experience in quality management, project management, and performance improvement. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Software Quality Engineer (CQSE), and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mark holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from Penn State University.

Maria Fry


Maria has over 20 years of professional experience applying continuous improvement methods in a broad range of industries. Her pragmatic style and results-driven approach have proven effective in manufacturing operations in the aerospace, automotive, technology, pharma, rail, and food sectors in addition to more consumer facing and transactional operations in the client services, financial processes, business risk services, healthcare, education, and agricultural sectors. She has coached executives and mentored over 500 Lean Six Sigma Belts at all levels.

Maria received her Black Belt certification from General Electric in 1997, her Master Black Belt in 2001, and recertified as a Master Black Belt in 2013 with Ohio State University and MoreSteam.com. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from Cleveland State University.

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