Welcome ASQ members!

Due to the shifting of some responsibilities on the Section Leadership Committee, we are ardently seeking assistance from our members on the PROGRAMMING committee. This committee is responsible for finding & scheduling speakers for BOTH the Technical (5pm) AND Membership (7pm) monthly meetings. If you can help by speaking at one of the sessions yourself, can recommend a speaker or can assist the committee on a regular basis, please contact the Section Chair or another Leadership member.

To receive monthly email updates from the Section, update your email information at ASQ National. (After logging in, click “My Account”, select “Email Preferences”, then check the box next to “Section Communication”.) Section 800 will not distribute your email address or send unnecessary messages.

ASQ Cleveland is looking for an opportunity to visit a local company for a membership meeting in 2016-17. If your company is interested in hosting the Section for a monthly meeting and facility tour, contact the Section Chair or Programming Chair. (Use of a cafeteria or similar area would be necessary for dinner.)

Attention ASQ Members! The 2017 ASQ Scholarship application is available (click here).

The deadline for submission is Friday, February 24, 2017.

Welcome new members! (September):

Melissa A. Field, Jimeka Isom, Scott Maitland, John D. McMichael,
Kimberly Skully, William Tavel, Tracee Wesolowski



Location:         Polaris Career Center at 7285 Old Oak Blvd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130, unless otherwise noted.

Directions:       From Bagley Rd Exit on I-71, go West on Bagley past Southwest General Hospital, on south side of Bagley. Turn left (South) on Old Oak Blvd. (first street past SGH) Polaris is on the left side (east), with ample parking in the front, side and back of the building.

5:00 to 6:00 PM                      Technical Session – when listed
6:00 to 6:45 PM                      Dinner and Networking (reservation required)
6:45 to 7:00 PM                      Registration, Networking and Announcements
7:00 to 8:00 PM                      Presentation/Questions

Reservations for dinner are required to allow proper planning to ensure everyone who placed a reservation receives a meal.

Dinner cost is $10. Call the Meeting Reservation Line at 216-556-0723 to register for dinner and/or meetings no later than 12 o’clock noon the Monday prior to the Wednesday meeting.

***New members attending their first meeting will receive dinner for FREE, please call in your reservation.

Meeting schedule:

Wednesday, October 19 – Polaris Career Center

NOTE: Due to a previously scheduled event in the auditorium, October’s ASQ meeting will be held in Room 146.

5PM – Technical Session –  Cynthia K. Zalek, “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA) – Ensure quality laboratory testing”.

Cindy Zalek holds a CQA and CQIA from ASQ, as well as a Diplomat in Laboratory Management (DLM) cert given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). She is experienced in quality assurance, having been employed in a biomedical facility over 25 years. Ms. Zalek travels locally and internationally as a Volunteer Assessor for the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). On a personal note, she also plays the drums and piano, and is a pastoral minister for the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio.

7PM – Membership Session – Lydia Gadd, “Mindset for Success”.

Whether in the world of work, school, sports and even relationships, why is it that some people reach or exceed their creative potential while equally talented peers do not?  Why are some people challenged by mistakes, while others crumble?  The difference lies in how people think about intelligence and talent.  Learn about the power of mindset, how it impacts motivation and success and how to change it for optimal results.  This information is based on three decades of research by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, and can be utilized to help you fulfill your own potential, and or understand and impact those around you.

Lydia Gadd is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Ball State University in 1990.  She provided direct clinical work for over 15 years providing both mental health and chemical dependency assessments and counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including:  community mental health centers, private practice and hospitals.

Over the past 10 years she transitioned her supportive and motivational skills to a career in management, leading the Community Outreach Department at St. John Medical Center, and currently the City of Westlake’s Community Services Department.   While at St. John Medical Center, her department had the highest employee engagement scores in the hospital, for the 3 consecutive years it was measured (by Press-Ganey and others) with scores in the 98th percentile nationally.  Her current team was recently recognized by the National Council on Aging’s National Institute for Senior Centers (NISC) as having a Program of Excellence in 2015. The NISC represents approximately 11,000 senior centers across the nation.  She was invited to present this program at the national convention in the fall of 2016.


Wednesday, November 16 -Location TBD

5PM – Technical Session – TBD

7PM – Membership Session – TBD