David joined GTO in December of 2021 from the Arizona Department of Economic Security, where he supported the agency as a Lean coach and a health program manager. During his time in DES, David leveraged his knowledge of the Arizona Management System and Lean Six Sigma to set the foundational processes for the health care data analytics team, help direct-care leaders attain facility licensure and partner with service leaders to create environments that enhance the analytical problem-solving capabilities of the agency.
Prior to joining the state, David worked in Arizona’s health care industry in continuous quality improvement roles. He earned a BS in health sciences of physiology from the University of Arizona and an MS in the science of health care delivery. David combines his knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and service delivery design in health care to assist state leaders in driving systemic improvements. When not working, David enjoys his time cooking and gardening with his wife and sons while learning how to keep their three dogs and cats out of the garden.