Bio: Dr. Rogers is a pediatric pathologist, and has been medical director of children’s hospital laboratories since 2002. She has a strong interest in Lean, including processes and culture. She had given multiple lectures throughout the United States on Lean and leadership, and is an enthusiast of systems approaches to problems. Her introduction to Lean was at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas where she worked with administrative director, Jim Adams, and Mark Graban, at the time a Lean implementation consultant, who has continued his career not only in a consultant capacity, but also as author of Lean Hospitals, with is now in it’s third edition. Aside for her interests in Lean and leadership, Dr. Rogers is an accomplished academic physician, having published over 100 scientific articles. She serves as editor of Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology, and is past president of the Society for Pediatric Pathology. She has served on multiple advisory boards for companies designing laboratory molecular testing, focusing on rapid polymerase chain reaction testing that can be performed 24/7. As medical director for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Dr. Rogers is invested in providing an emotionally safe laboratory environment where Lean is a common word, quality is embedded in the culture, staff feel free to highlight problems, and where there is a commitment to continuously learning.