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John F. Steinfirst, LCSW
70 Parker Avenue
San Francisco CA 94118
USA
phone: 415-753-9441 (Office), 510-773-9485 (Cell)
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John F. Steinfirst, LCSW, has over 40 years of experience in Clinical Social Work, Supervision, Program Development, and Management, and as CEO for 20 years of a $30 million mental health, child welfare, social services agency.

As principal of the well-respected residential and community based Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland, with programs throughout California, Mr. Steinfirst has experience with an array of services for a variety of institutions, government and private agencies. Clients include but are not limited to abused and neglected children, developmentally disabled and mentally disabled, co-occurring disordered, children, youth, and families, adults, the elderly and those with substance abuse problems.

An innovator in his field, Mr. Steinfirst is responsible for developing and implementing the first residential and day treatment programs in California for developmentally disabled consumers with mental health problems, and one of the most comprehensive affordable housing, mental health, and vocational training programs for Transitional Age Youth, ages 17-28.

Litigation Support - As a licensed and experienced Mental Health Therapist, Mr. Steinfirst also offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. His cases involve standards of care, group homes / residential treatment and care, foster family agencies, a wide range of states' regulations and laws, mental health issues, social services, developmental disabilities, psychiatric institutions, and clinical services, for all ages.

Mr. Steinfirst's most recent case involved an insurance company that refused to settle for $2 million. The case resulted in a $5.3 million victory after he took the stand for 1 1/2 days.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Behavioral Science
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Custody
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Community Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Drug Abuse
  • Therapist Malpractice
  • State Laws and Regulations
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    Willie L. Carter, MBA, CLS, CMQ, CISOLA
    President
    459 Lambert Tree Rd
    Highland Park IL 60035
    USA
    phone: 847-919-6127
    fax: 847-432-4532
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    Quantum Associates, Inc (QAI) provides Process Improvement Services for companies seeking to do more with less. Their approach draws on the disciplines of Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints and other continuous improvement tools to help clients optimize their processes, so they minimize their costs and accelerate their cycle times enabling them to do more with less. .

    Founded in 1999 by Willie L. Carter to assist small to mid-sized manufacturing and service companies improve their processes to become more competitive, QAI’s network of consultants has over 200 years of combined continuous process improvement experience in various industries. Our consultants have worked on projects around the globe, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

    The team at QAI has a strong understanding of continuous process improvement, a vast knowledge of many different process improvement methods with a keen attention to delivering breakthrough results and extraordinary value. It is their ability to assess the situation through data analysis providing comprehensive solutions specific to the client’s business that leads to a successful process improvement project within budget from conception to completion.

    QAI Services:
    • Quantum Process Improvement
    • Lean Manufacturing Services
    • Lean Enterprise for Service Firms
    • Six Sigma Implementation
    • ISO 9000 Services
  • Lean Leadership Coaching / Mentoring
  • Training
  • Lean Office Simulations
  • Velocity Managing System (VMS)
  • Lean Office / Administrative implementation
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    Willie Carter Process Improvement Expert PhotoWillie L. Carter, MBA, CLS, CMQ, CISOLA, is the President of Quantum Associates, Inc. Willie is a seasoned operations and quality expert with proven expertise in achieving breakthroughs in eliminating waste, process improvement, lean process improvement, lean sales process improvement, lean transformation, quality management and continuous improvement. He is a trained facilitator (Juran Institute) who excels at getting staff to buy-in and sustain continuous process improvement objectives; change agent and team builder with over 40 years of operations and continuous and lean process improvement leadership.

    Willie is an effective relationship builder who has led, coached, and mentored teams in Europe, Asia, and North America to elevated levels of performance in achieving process improvement and lean enterprise goals.
    Recently I was approached by a community college administrator about working with them to improve some of their processes. As I read her request one of the things I noticed was she wanted to know what other community colleges had I worked with to improve their processes. In my mind, it doesn't make a difference if you worked with other community colleges at all because process improvement doesn't differentiate as to industry or organizations.

    Continuous process improvement ensures that your processes are capable of meeting or exceeding internal or external customer requirements and business performance objectives. Continuous process improvement consists of the rigorous application of the following activities:

    Willie L. Carter
    A hands-on step by step guide on how to improve the quality of products or services produced by administrative processes. The book focuses on administrative departments and what they must do to satisfy their internal customers.
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    Jeffrey M. Evans, LSM, PCAM, MCM, CCE, CCM, ECM, ASCAC
    Principal
    6302 Route 191
    PO Box 529
    Mountainhome PA 18342
    USA
    phone: 570-350-3550
    fax: 570-646-5337
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    Jeffrey M. Evans, Principal - LSM, PCAM, MCM, CCE, CCM, ECM, ASCAC is a Management Specialist with over 35 years of experience.

    For 30 years, Mr. Evans served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Lake Naomi-Timber Trails Communities and the Lake Naomi Club (A Platinum Club Community), located in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. In late 2010, Jeff stepped into a consulting role for the Lake Naomi-Timber Trails Communities and the Lake Naomi Club.

    Mr. Evans served as the Court Appointed Receiver for the Hamlet Recreation Club in Canadensis, PA for 18 years. With certifications from CAI, the Communities Association Institute; CMIA, Community Managers International Association and CMAA, Club Managers Association of America, Certified Ice and Snow Professional, Accredited Snow Contractors Association, he is a highly qualified consultant and expert witness. He provides these services throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

    Jeff Evans serves as an Expert Witness in cases involving:
    • Planned Communities
    • Community Associations
    • Property Owner Associations
    • Private Clubs
  • Country Clubs
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Recreational Programs
  • Facility Operations
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    Michael Kerr
    Author, Certified Speaking Professional
    322 Canyon Close
    Canmore CAN
    phone: 866-609-2640 or 403-609-2640
    fax: 403-609-4637
    Michael Kerr is known as one of North America’s Leading Authorities and Busiest Speakers on Humor in the Workplace. His company, The Humor at Work Institute, offers keynote presentations, training workshops, articles, books, audio CDs and training DVDs for “seriously-challenged” organizations.

    Michael’s expertise is on how humor can help organizations manage stress, spark creative thinking, motivate employees, provide more memorable customer service, and communicate more effectively.

    Michael’s books and e-books include “You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work” and “Inspiring Workplaces – Creating the Kind of Workplace Where EVERYONE Wants to Work” and “We’ve GOT to Stop Meeting Like This!”.

    Expertise Categories:
    • Author / Writers
    • Humor / Entertainment
    • Speakers
    • Business / Motivational
    • Business / Executive Coaching / Training
    • Human Resources
    • Workplace Issues
    • Communication and Professional Skills
    • Stand Up Comedy / Comedians
    Business author Paul Hawken said it best, "We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, by being professional or by being institutional." Perhaps that’s why many leaders are embracing one of the most undervalued human resources they have at their disposal - their sense of humor

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    Dawn M. Adams, PHR
    W307 N6380 Shore Acres Rd.
    Hartland WI 53029
    USA
    phone: 414-659-4553
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    Dawn M. Adams, PHR, is a certified Professional in Human Resources, with 25+ years of experience in Human Resources, employment law, and Organization Development. She built her expertise in the professional services, manufacturing, health care, financial services, government, and construction industries. Dawn has held various leadership positions within organizations, including Vice President of Human Resources for a statewide, nonprofit healthcare organization and national HR manager for an international law firm.

    Ms. Adams built additional coaching and development expertise through the Center for Creative Leadership and Team Trek. In addition to her PHR certification, she earned several certifications through Lominger International. Ms. Adams was a member of SHRM and its national Employee Relations Expertise Panel. She is a former member and chair of MMSHRM’s Employment Practices Committee.

    Litigation Support - Dawn Adams provides expert witness services to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant in cases involving human resources, employment law compliance, management practices, employee termination, and recruitment. Ms. Adams is experienced with sexual harassment and discrimination cases, FMLA, employment laws, leave laws, policies and procedures, and the American With Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Human Resources
    • FMLA / Leave Laws
    • ADA
    • Employer Responsibility
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Employment Investigations
  • Employment Termination
  • Background Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • Employee Relations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
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    Prof. Makarand (Mark) Hastak, PhD, PE, CCP
    Principal Consultant
    West Lafayette IN 47906
    USA
    phone: 765-430-1981
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    Makarand Hastak Construction Engineering Expert PhotoProf. Makarand (Mark) Hastak, PhD, PE, CCP, is the Professor and Head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management as well as Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University.

    Dr. Hastak has been involved with the construction industry for the past 30 years providing his expertise through consulting, research, teaching, and service to the industry. He is a world renowned expert in the area of construction engineering and management including process improvement, disaster risk reduction, resilience and capacity building, infrastructure management, intelligent planning for the built environment, cost control, project management decision-making, risk management, and strategic planning. Dr. Hastak is a Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Cost Professional (CCP).

    Prof. Hastak has worked on numerous projects sponsored by the Construction Industry Institute (CII), NSF, State DOTs, and City Agencies. He has authored over 200 publications on process improvement, project controls, capital rehabilitation planning, strategic planning, and decision-making. He has co-authored a widely used book on Infrastructure Planning, Engineering, and Economics (McGraw-Hill 2006 and 2015). Dr. Hastak served on the Education Board of the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering (2004-2016). He was Editor for two AACE books, the Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering (6th Ed. 2015) and the CCP Certification Study Guide (2nd Ed. 2016). He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (2009-2016).

    Dr. Hastak has given over 35 keynotes and invited lectures around the world. As a prominent educator, he also engages in developing training material and workshops as well as regularly teaching professional courses for the A/E/C industry. His services include consultation, on-site investigation, data collection, assessment, and reporting.

    Dr. Hastak Lectures at the 2015 International Conference on Building Resilience

    Litigation Support - Dr. Hastak offers expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. He served as an Expert Witness on two cases in 2017 and was deposed on one. His services include case reviews, written reports, depositions, arbitrations, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Construction Engineering
    • Construction Management
    • Cost Overruns
    • Schedule Delays
    • Construction Safety
    • Modular Construction
    • Patent Infringement
  • Factory Built Construction
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Data Center Construction
  • Project Risk Management
  • Disaster Recovery / Disaster Mitigation
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Contracts & Warranties
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    Makarand Hastak, PhD, PE, CCP
    Thoroughly revised to address sustainability and the latest codes and regulations, Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics, Second Edition, describes the full range of skills necessary to plan, implement, upgrade, and maintain infrastructure projects in the public sector.
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    This edition is designed as a companion workbook to the Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering, 6th Edition (S&K 6). In conjunction with S&K 6, this study guide will assist individuals in their preparation for the CCP Certification examination as well as develop the general knowledge a cost engineering professional is expected to have. This study guide offers insight into the key topics found in each chapter of S&K 6 and provides practice questions and exercises to better develop knowledge in individual areas.
    Makarand Hastak, PhD, PE, CCP
    This Education Board publication provides comprehensive and in-depth information on a wide range of cost engineering subjects and will prove to be a valuable resource to any individual seeking professional growth or pursuing an AACE International certification. This publication offers six sections comprising 34 chapters of content on topics such as cost estimating, project planning, value engineering, and strategic asset management, to name a few.
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    R. John Miner, P.E.
    President
    12807 Aqua Valley
    Helotes TX 78023
    USA
    phone: 512-506-9007
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    R John Miner Utility Industry Expert PhotoR. John Miner, PE, is an accomplished executive manager, engineer, educator and consultant with over 40 years of experience in the Utility Industry. He is Owner and President of Collaborative Learning, Inc. established in 1995, also doing business as Collaboration Unlimited and located in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. In this capacity, Mr. Miner provides a wide range of management and technical consulting, litigation support, and educational services. His clients include both public and private sector electric utilities, utility and technical associations, educational institutions, and law firms.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Miner provides expert litigation support on matters involving contractual disputes, electrical accidents, and compliance with both the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC - ANSI Standard C-2) and OSHA regulations applicable to electric utility distribution systems. He routinely presents seminars and short courses throughout the U.S on electrical distribution system design, construction, operation, and maintenance as well as electrical safety and the NESC.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Electricity and Safety
    • Electric Utility
    • Utility Management
    • National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
    • OSHA Issues
    • Electrical Accident Investigation
    • Electric Utility Contracts
  • Power Plants
  • Power Lines
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Substations
  • Electrical Safety
  • High Voltage Accidents
  • Lineman Accidents
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