Our Team

Margaret Verble, Ed.D.

Margaret Verble, Ed.D., is a successful business woman and novelist. Her consulting work has taken her to most states and to several foreign countries. Upon the publication of her debut novel, Maud’s Line (2016 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Margaret whittled her consulting practice down to one group of clients, organ procurement organizations, tissue banks, and eye banks, to devote the rest of her time to writing. Margaret’s new novel, Cherokee America, will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Feb. 19, 2019. Margaret believes that saving lives is more important than writing fiction and remains committed to the field of donation. Data from both the U.S. and the U.K. demonstrates the effectiveness of her work.

Judy Worth, M.A.

Judy Worth, M.A., Judy Worth, M.A., while accepting the Shingo Prize for Perfecting Patient Journeys, a guide for leaders of healthcare organizations who want to implement lean thinking. Judy has stepped away from working in lean healthcare and now works exclusively with organ procurement organizations, and eye and tissue banks. Her most current project is an inquiry into the reasons so many families decline to donate when their loved ones die a cardiac death. She is coordinating research with our OPO clients from all over the country to see if there are answers to this problem that will reduce the numbers of live-saving organs that go into the ground rather into the bodies of people who are waiting. Addressing the donor shortage in ways that also protect the rights of families has been a career-long interest of Judy’s and is likely to remain so.

 

David Verble, M.S.

David Verble, M.S., has been a performance improvement consultant and executive coach since 2000. Prior to that, he worked for North American Toyota for fourteen years, first as an internal change agent and later as the Manager of Human Resource Development. He has also been on the workshop faculty of the Lean Enterprise Institute in Boston for six years and has recently become a faculty member of the Lean Management Institute of India. David has worked with clients in manufacturing, healthcare, service, finance and higher education in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  His training and experience have focused on performance improvement, Lean systems and tools, facilitation of strategic thinking and problem solving, coaching, delivery of instructional and organizational development interventions. David is a founding member of the Lean Transformation Group, which provides lean implementation support to a number of manufacturing and non-manufacturing clients.

Jill Scott

Jill Scott has been the office manager for Verble Worth & Verble for 12 years. Jill’s education and previous work experience enable her to perform all the aspects of managing a business as well as working with clients around the globe.  While her background is in finance, her strong organizational skills help maintain an office where the norm is to have all the partners traveling to work.  Before joining VWV Jill worked for Barbara Ricke Interiors and as a Consumer Lending Officer at Central Bank and Trust Company, Lexington, Kentucky.