Track: Organizational Excellence

Have you ever wondered how to innovate within your organization in a structured and deliberate manner? Join us and learn how business practices, such as LEAN Six Sigma, can be leveraged to support you throughout your innovation journey. Tools and processes will be shared along with a case study demonstrating the power of this model of design. Participants will be encouraged to engage in identifying next steps in planning to execute within their own organizations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Be exposed to LEAN Six Sigma processes  
  • Learn about innovation processes that can be utilized  
  • See an example of LEAN Innovation via a case study 
  • Begin to plan LEAN innovation tactics to utilize within their own agencies 


  • Jill Huynh, vice president of new business development, Beech Acres Parenting Center 
  • Ricka' Berry, director of quality improvement and program evaluation, Beech Acres Parenting Center  

Jill Huynh 
Vice President, New Business Development 
Beech Acres Parenting Center 

Jill Huynh is the vice president for new business development at Beech Acres Parenting Center, which is a parent-focused, family-centered organization with the mission of inspiring and equipping today’s parents, families, and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children. Hunyh oversees transformative and innovative projects that will guide Beech Acres into the future by responding to the needs of today’s parents in creative and innovative ways.  

Huynh has been employed at Beech Acres for 20 years. Prior to joining the Beech Acres team, she was the intake coordinator for Psych Systems of Cincinnati. She was employed at St. Joseph’s Orphanage as a child mental health clinician for four years in Hamilton County communities, before her work at Beech Acres. Hunyh has participated in numerous speaking engagements, trainings and parenting workshops throughout the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area addressing parenting and mental health issues.  

Hunyh has been a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio since 1994. She graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with two bachelor’s degrees ─ one in psychology and the other in sociology.  

Ricka' Berry 
Vice President of Child Welfare Programs
Beech Acres Parenting Center 

Ricka’ Berry, Vice President, Child Welfare for Beech Acres Parenting Center.  She has eighteen years professional experience working in social services and non-profits. Prior to the leadership role in Child Welfare Ricka’ served as the agency Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation and Research.  She is a champion for CQI and innovation with expertise in process improvement, project management and compliance management.  She is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and holds a degree in Business Administration.  Ricka is currently serving on the Non-Profit Leadership Council Executive Diversity and Inclusion steering committee, the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Leadership Action class, the State of Ohio CQI Steering Committee, CHSA-FOI Evaluation Learning Community and Alliance for Strong Families and Communities as a core team member for the Performance Excellence group.  She also has participated on the Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation’s Regional Access to Primary Care Committee.  Ricka’ enjoys time with her family, cooking, travel, and sports.