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Sources: Barry A.J. Fisher, MS, MBA, and Laura L. Liptai, PhD, Forensic Science Uniting Nations Co-Chairs
All AAFS members are invited to join the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program’s Mark Mogle and Brittany Graham for a free special webinar and support our forensic science colleagues from The Department of Forensic Sciences Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) of Costa Rica. The webinar, entitled Using Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvement in a Forensic Science Laboratory, will be in English and will take place Thursday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The presentation was given in Spanish and 600 people attended from ten countries.
The panelists will present examples of the successful application within the Department of Forensic Sciences of the Judicial Investigation Agency of Costa Rica and explain how the use of these methodologies can improve day-to-day work and decision-making processes. They will also highlight the change management challenges and provide an update on the impact of Lean Six Sigma on their operational backlog.
Managers, supervisors, subject matter experts, and administrative personnel that want to optimize processes and create a more efficient organization.
Carolina Rojas Alfaro
Carolina has worked for the Department of Forensic Sciences since 2011 in the areas of environmental forensics, ballistics, and project management. She has a degree in Industrial Chemistry from the National University of Costa Rica and a Master’s degree in Forensic Science from the National University of Costa Rica. Carolina also has a certificate in Project Management from the Technological Institute of Costa Rica and has obtained a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma from West Virginia University.
Gina Bagnarello Madrigal
Gina has worked for the Department of Forensic Sciences since 2008 and has been in charge of the Projects Unit since 2014. She has a degree in Industrial Chemistry from the National University of Costa Rica and a Master’s degree in Project Management from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Gina also has a certificate in Project Management from the Technological Institute of Costa Rica and has obtained a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma from West Virginia University.