Joan Wellman has spent over thirty years consulting to large scale change initiatives in the aerospace, telecommunications, high technology, energy and healthcare industries. She pioneered the application of Toyota principles in healthcare in 1995. In 2010, she published, with Pat Hagan and Dr. Howard Jeffries, Leading the Lean Healthcare Journey which chronicles over a decade of healthcare improvement work at Seattle Children’s, Memorial Care, The Everett Clinic, and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Joan is a frequent speaker at national conferences, and has served as adjunct to the faculty of the University of San Francisco Graduate School. She founded Seattle-based Joan Wellman and Associates (JWA Consulting) in 2000 to bring lean consulting talent from industry to healthcare.