Jean Ann Larson
Jean Ann Larson
Dr. Jean Ann Larson is the principal & managing consultant of her own process improvement, change management and transformation consultancy. Jean Ann is an experienced healthcare executive who partners with business owners, leaders, executive teams, and individuals to help them become more productive by providing them the mindset and proven tools to transition and transform their organizations. She does this through business consulting, facilitation, speaking and customized workshops and solutions. Her sweet spot is the intersection between new process design and people and organizational change.
Jean Ann has led organizational, professional and business transformations for over two and a half dec-ades. She has served as an internal process engineer and consultant, a change agent, and Chief Learn-ing Officer founding an award winning and respected corporate university. She also served as a Senior Executive of two large healthcare organizations where she has led the functions of organizational effec-tiveness, process improvement, executive development, talent management, team building, employee engagement, care management, accreditation, quality, strategy development facilitation as well as sev-eral clinical areas.
She is a past President of the Society for Health Systems (SHS) for the Institute of Engineers (IIE) and has served two terms on the SHS board of directors. She is a past SHS Conference Chair and is a Senior Member of IIE. Jean Ann has served as Vice Chair and a Board member of the Healthcare Infor-mation and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and has served on several HIMSS committees. In 2011 she was named the Wichita State University Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Engineer-in-Residence.
Jean Ann has a degree in industrial engineering, an international MBA and in 2011 she received her doctorate in organization change from Pepperdine University. Her studies and research focused on personal, professional and organizational transitions. She has written, edited and published books and articles on transition and transformation, management engineering, healthcare redesign, process im-provement, leadership and organization change. Her most recent book is Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care (2014). She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on process redesign, change management, leadership, transfor-mation, cultural change and organization development. She resides in Dallas, Texas.