Kit Cooper, PMP, LSSS, SSGB
Manager of Professional Services
Kit Cooper brings to Lantana over 15 years of experience in business, office administration, and project support.
At Lantana, Kit is the Manager of Professional Services, managing budgets, resources, and timelines and monitoring risk management for government and professional services projects. Kit oversaw large-scale government contracts including the Hospital Compare Support Contract (HCSC) project (2013-2017) and the CMS Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Practice Improvement and Measures Management Support (PIMMS) project (2017-2021). Currently she leads multiple government and professional services projects, including work with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Lumeris, HL7, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Kit holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is pursuing re-certification in Lean leadership and her Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB).
Kit practices Lean Kaizen and uses multiple tools for project monitoring and process improvement. Kit serves as the management liaison of the Lantana Lean Committee, providing guidance on goals and implementation of Lean methodology.
If I ruled the universe:
Candy and chocolate would be a healthy group on the food pyramid (preferably towards the bottom).
I’d like to travel to:
The UK, especially Scotland.
I’m passionate about:
Making my own candy. It started out as a wedding favor and has become a passion. I love trying new flavors for my home-made caramels, and hopefully I will branch into chocolates someday.
My favorite movie is:
Tangled by Disney (it makes me feel like a kid again).