Beth Elmore, Ed.D., serves as a Senior Advisor, Lean Facilitator at HealthTAP. In this role, she supports hospitals and clinics with process improvement projects applying lean methodologies.
Beth became interested in the service side of healthcare after her time as the 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 the well-being and independence of older adults.
Prior to her role with HealthTAP, 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 the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
During her tenure at the University of La Verne, she earned a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a focus on collaborative problem-solving and change management.