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Stephen is a Senior Member of ASQ, Past Metropolitan Section Chair and is a certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).

2006 Certification Results

Congratulations to the following members who recently passed their ASQ Certification Examinations in June.

Certified Quality Auditor:
Leana S. Rahman
Michael Dodoo
Kristen P. Force
James R. Jenkins
Symon G. Syjongtian

Certified Quality Engineer:
Phillip Fischer

Certified Improvement Associate:
Nidal Eid

Six Sigma Green Belt
Kris R. Crosby

Certified Software Quality Engineer
Shachar Kedem

NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Officers for 2006-2007


Chair

Dakshina (Dak) K. Murthy

(201) 955-5783

Chair Elect

Joseph Paperman

(516) 293-0949 x13

Vice Chair

Susan K. Watson

(718) 558 3881

Secretary

Tom Barlow

(516) 293-0949 x39

Treasurer

Joseph G. Borden

(646) 252-3940

Past Chair

Joseph G. Borden

(646) 252-3940

2006– 2007 Committee Chairs

Committee

Chair

Contact

Arrangements Chair

Satish Larioa

(732) 549-7539

Audit Committee Chair

Satish Laroia

(732) 549-7539

Awards Chair

Satish Larioa

(732) 549-7539

Deming Conference

Walter Young
Satish Laroia

(610) 341-5640

(732) 549-7539

Education Committee

Louis Pasteelnick
Russell A Ferretti

(973) 895-3523
(212) 672-1222

Examining Committee Chair

William I. Martin

(718) 631 -2375

Hospitality Committee Russell A Ferretti
Louise Johnson
(212) 672-1222
(646) 252-3950
Internet Liaison Chair

William J. Latzko

(201) 868-5338

Koality Kid Chair

William P. Werner

(973) 627-2450

Membership Chair

Andrew W. Frohn (718) 558-3870

N.E.Q.C. Council Delegate

Louis Pasteelnick

(973) 895-3523

Newsletter Editor

William J. Latzko

(201) 868-5338

Nominating Committee Chair

Satish Larioa

(732) 549-7539

Registrar

William I. Martin

(718) 631 -2375

Section Management Chair Susan K. Watson
(718) 558 3881
SharePoint Manager Ruth Pennoyer
(973) 325-7592

NJ Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence to be Presented at QNJ Annual Conference

By Tom Ligas, Executive Director QNJ

The Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence will be presented to three organizations at Quality New Jersey’s 17th Annual Conference on May 16, 2006 by either Governor Jon Corzine or Gary Rose, Head of the Governor’s Office of Economic Growth and Chair of the Governor’s Economic Council. This award, which uses the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria, recognizes organizations that have demonstrated successful results through the deployment of a comprehensive integrated quality framework.

The recipients of the 2005 Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence are Reimbursement Services Inc., Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Virtua Health. All three will receive the Bronze Level Governor’s Award.

Reimbursement Services Inc. is an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm headquartered in Mt. Laurel with 73 employees and serving small and mid-size companies throughout New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware and Manhattan, New York.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune is a division of Meridian Hospitals Corporation, within Meridian Health. It is a university affiliate of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s (UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. JSUMC has about 2,900 employees and provides inpatient care, outpatient care, emergency care and community care.

Virtua Health is a non-profit healthcare delivery system, headquartered in Marlton. It is the result of a 1998 merger between Memorial Health Alliance and West jersey Health System, which have been serving South jersey for more than a century. Virtua Health has hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, out-patient services, long-term care and sub-acute rehabilitation facilities, and a medically-based fitness center.

Quality New Jersey will also recognize two organizations for taking another step along their Quality journey via Baldrige-based assessments – Raritan Valley Community College and Cablevision NJ Field Operations.

At the conference, the First Annual Best Practices in Business Award will be presented to RCI Vacation Network Group for their “Topgrading: Building Capabilities for Execution” initiative addressing employee talent management. This award was selected from the First Annual Best Practices in Business Conference held February 2, 2006. NJBIZ publisher Chad Beatty welcomed sixty people from a variety of organizations and functions to hear ten presentations designed to share best practices from the business community. The Second Annual Best Practices in Business Conference will be held in February 2007.

A re-presentation of the Second Annual Innovation in State Government Award will also occur at QNJ’s Annual Conference. On May 1, 2006 QNJ and the NJ State Department of Personnel will co-presented this Award to the Department of Transportation for their “Best Management Practices in Transportation Security – Partnership Between the Public and Private Sectors” initiative. Special Merit Innovation Awards will also be presented to the NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency for their “NJ Housing Resource Center” initiative and to the NJ Lottery for their “Harnessing The Power Of Cultural Differences For Successful Multi-Cultural Collaboration” initiative.

These awards were selected from the Fourth Annual Best Practices in State Government Workshop held October 19, 2005. State Treasurer John McCormac welcomed 90 attendees from various state government departments. The conference, designed to share best practices among state agencies, to recognize the good work being done in government and to allow for networking opportunities, featured 14 presentations selected from a record 37 submissions. Attendees gave the workshop high marks. “I was happy to say I worked for the State of New Jersey after this conference” said a DOT employee. A Labor & Workforce Development employee remarked “I can say this was the best conference I ever attended”.

In October 2006, the Fifth Annual Best Practices in Government Workshop will be open to all government organizations in NJ, including local and federal.

QNJ, a private not-for profit organization, administers the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and advises organizations of all sizes and in all segments, including business, education, healthcare, government and non-profit, on improving their performance. By participating in QNJ, organizations can share best practices, benchmark other organizations, and receive Baldrige training and discounted consulting services. In addition to identifying improvement opportunities, the Governor’s Award process and two other Baldrige-based assessments provide valuable consulting advice for a fraction of what it would cost to obtain it elsewhere. For more information on QNJ, please visit www.qnj.org.

Certification Results

Congratulations to the ASQ members recently certified:

Certified Quality Auditor

Choi, Jiyoung
Kuhn, Timothy J
Munshi, Kinjal A
Ramlal, Suresh
Redington, Jacqueline
Schnaars, Michael D.
Tihal, Ron M

Certified Quality Engineer

Calton, James O.

Certified Quality Improvement Associate

Malloy, Michele

Certified Software Quality Engineer

Nangia, Geetika

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Lu, Yuan

Certified Quality Manager

McCool, Steven J.

Chair’s message – November 2005

Hello from the Chair:

This is the first update to the 2005 2006 chair messages to the section.

Summer is over and the sections annual conference is complete, so what’s up for the coming year? Two important events are pending, the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) and a daytime section meeting. Please click the links for information on these important events. The general section meeting is two presentations, each about 45 minutes, with time for questions. A buffet dinner will be served based on advanced registration. Keeping with last year’s theme, there will be no charge if you pre-register.

Turnout is one measure by which we plan future events so the daytime meeting is important if the members support it. We have only had a few daytime meetings in the last few years, so let us know if you want them.

We are already working on the 2006 Annual OTT Section Conference and have planned on returning to Rutgers, if all goes as anticipated. We are looking for volunteers to work on mailing lists, publicity, registration, and arrangements. If you would like to work on the committee please let me know. You can reach me at Chair@Metro-asq.org

Anyone wishing to present or exhibit at the 2006 conference should also let me know.

So what else is up!! We are planning to have a survey to see what type of meetings the members are most interested in, I ask, that when you receive the survey, please respond. However you don’t need to wait for the survey, if you want or have, a request for the section let me know what it is. Remember you are also welcome to attend a board meeting, check the schedule and register with:

Mr. William I. Martin
Registrar
Customized Management Systems, Ltd.
18-65 211 St Suite 2F
Bayside, NY 11360-1814
By Phone/Fax: (718) 631-2375

For the first time in the history of ASQ, headquarters is reaching out to the leaders of the sections and divisions and held the first “Member Value Leadership Summit” in Milwaukee on October 17th and 18th 2005. I would say that a majority of the sections and division where represented and many ideas for the future direction of ASQ where presented. It will be interesting to see what direction and progress Headquarters makes based on the results of the summit. I will provide further details as ASQ Headquarters moves forward with the initiatives. They are planning a formal update at the next World Quality Conference scheduled for May 2006 in Milwaukee.

As I stated in my first message, it is a privileged to serve as chair of the Metro section. Without your support or input we may not be addressing your concerns or needs as members. So feel free to contact any board member, or me, we need your input.

Sincerely

Joe Borden P.E.; CQA
Chair 2005 – 2006

NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Officers for 2005-2006

2005– 2006 Officers

Chair

Joseph G. Borden

(646) 252-3940

Chair Elect

Dakshina (Dak) K. Murthy

 (201) 955-5783

Vice Chair

Joseph Paperman

(516) 293-0949 x13

Secretary

Louise Johnson

(646) 252-3950

Treasurer

Tom Barlow

(516) 293-0949 x39

Past Chair

Susan K. Watson

(718) 558 3881

2005–2006 Committee Chairs

Committee

Chair

Contact

Arrangements

Satish Larioa

(732) 549-7539

Audit

Edward Warner
Satish Laroia

(908) 820-6988
(732) 549-7539

Awards

Satish Larioa

(732) 549-7539

61st Deming Conference

Walter Young
Satish Laroia

(610) 341-5640

(732) 549-7539

Education

Louis Pasteelnick
Russell A Ferretti

(973) 895-3523
(212) 672-1222

Examining

William I. Martin

(718) 631 -2375

Hospitality Russell A Ferretti
Louise Johnson
(212) 672-1222
(646) 252-3950

Koality Kid

William P. Werner

(973) 627-2450

Membership

Dakshina (Dak) K. Murthy

(201) 955-5783

N.E.Q.C. Council Delegate

Louis Pasteelnick

(973) 895-3523

Newsletter Editor

Dr. William J. Latzko

(201) 868-5338

Nominating

Satish Larioa
Andrew W. Frohn

(732) 549-7539
(718) 558-3870

Registrar

William I. Martin

(718) 631 -2375

Section Management Susan K. Watson
(718) 558 3881
SharePoint Manager Ruth Pennoyer
(973) 325-7592

Web Master

Dr. William J. Latzko
Eric Grossman

(201) 868-5338
(646) 252-3960

ASQ Certification Results

Congratulations the following members who recently passed their certification examination:

Glenda Ann Coulter – Certified Quality Auditor
Irene Wei Sun – Certified Quality Auditor
Sabine D. Joseph – Certified Quality Auditor
Kelly D. Jones – Certified Quality Auditor
Thefania M. Lynardakis – Certified Quality Auditor
James Thomas Mackenzie – Certified Quality Auditor
Bennett Weber – Certified Software Quality Engineer