Senior Advisor, Lean Facilitator
Beth Elmore, Ed.D., serves as a Senior Advisor, Lean Facilitator at Purdue Health Advisors. In this role, she supports hospitals and clinics with process improvement projects applying lean methodologies. She also provides process-improvement facilitation and support for the Indiana Health Equity Alliance (I-HEAL) as part of PHA's partnership with the Indiana Department of Health to better prepare the state for the next pandemic by improving pandemic response, health equity, and health outcomes in counties considered most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beth became interested in the service side of healthcare after her time as caregiver and advocate for her father as they faced the daily challenges of Alzheimer’s. Following this experience, she had the privilege of conducting a collaborative research fellowship with Mayo Clinic’s Center for innovation. Her research focused on senior wellbeing and independence.
Prior to her role with PHA, Beth was a Regional Innovation Fellow with the University Innovation Alliance. In that role, Beth facilitated teams at Purdue and Ohio State in understanding and innovating to address challenges first generation, low income, and students of color experience in life transitions. She came to Purdue after helping to address issues in public education as part of the Imaginarium team with the Denver Public School District. Her early career was that of an Extension Advisor with the University of IL Cooperative Extension Service. As an advisor, Beth organized and trained community members in support of youth development initiatives. She spent a summer as a consultant with the Ministry of Community Development in country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
During her tenure at the University of La Verne, she earned a Doctorate of Organization Leadership with a focus on collaborative problem solving and change management.