Lou Gorga

Lou Gorga has held senior management roles in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations for more than three decades. His experience as a senior manager and corporate officer of publicly traded healthcare firms has provided insight into improvements that have been translated to the not-for-profit sector. He was the Chief Operating Officer of USML, Inc., VP-Operations for ICL, Inc., VP-Operations and Production for MetPath Inc. and General Manager of the US division for MDS Health Group. These healthcare companies were/are all publicly traded companies. He has a B.S. in medical technology and has completed postgraduate studies at Columbia University and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University. Gorga is also a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma process improvement techniques. Recently he concluded his career as Director of Organization Development and Effectiveness for Atlantic Health to direct his firm full time. While at Atlantic Health Gorga was responsible for training development and succession planning. One of the significant accomplishments was the initiation, development and management of the Lean Six Sigma program which enjoyed seven years of progressive achievement.

Gorga now devotes all his time to managing his firm Six Sigma Solutions, Inc., which has been in operation since 2004. His firm develops process improvement initiatives and provides management consulting to hospitals, health systems and private sector industries in the New York and New Jersey areas. He also serves as an adjunct professor for both Seton Hall and Rutgers Universities.

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