CILC Board

The CILC Board of Directors is comprised of the Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and other board directors. 

Chair: Lita Klavins 

Lita is the Chairperson of the Continuous Improvement Lean Collaborative (CILC) and has played a pivotal role in its development and its annual Lean Systems Summit. Read More


Secretary/Treasurer: John L. Rioux

John L. Rioux is the Deputy Director of the Maine Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS), in charge of operations at the Bureau, in the Maine Department of Labor. Read More


Board Member: Stephen Dombrowski

Steve retired in April, 2022 from working for the State of Connecticut, Department of Labor.  He currently provides consulting services for Human Resource organizations. Read More


Board Member: Walter E. Lowell 

Dr. Lowell is currently President of Lean Capitol, LLC which specializes in providing Lean and continuous improvement consulting services to government and nonprofit organizations. Read More


Board Member: Robert Burke

Robert Burke is an Executive Director of Value Innovation Partners, Ltd. Read More




Board Member: Darlene Dumont, Ph. D.

Dr. Darlene Dumont has over 30 years of diverse business experience with demonstrated results in organizational transformations and is certified in organizational design, and has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Read More