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Improving Healthcare

MAI Leadership

Barry Julian

Mr. Julian is president of MAI and is a RAB Certified Quality Management System Auditor approved to audit ISO 9000 Quality Systems, ISO 14000 Environmental Systems, OHSAS 18000 Safety Systems and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems. Mr. Julian is directly responsible for presentation of the company’s skill development and systems improvement products and services. His delivery and implementation experience spans a broad range of industries that include healthcare, paper, textile, and chemical manufacturing.

Mr. Julian attended Clemson University, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Limestone College and a Masters of Business Administration from Breneau University. He is a member if the American Society of Quality and holds ISO 14000, ISO 9000 OHSAS 18000 and ISO 50001 credentials.

Joe Asumendi

Director, Mid-Atlantic Operations
Mr. Asumendi brings his talents and knowledge of international standards to assist MAI’s Clients. He helped form the MAI Advanced Patient Safety System (MAPSS) and has been instrumental in promoting methods to raise patient safety to higher standards.

Mr. Asumendi has also been a guest speaker for organizations ranging from chambers of commerce to national clients, he has taught courses on conceptual selling at trade association seminars, facilitated at national sales meetings, and developed in-house training manuals.

Cheryl M. Black

Senior Project Manager
Ms. Black is an ASQ Certified Quality Manager, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and ISO 9000 Certified Auditor. She holds an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and a Masters Degree in Statistics from the University of South Carolina. Ms. Black’s broad background includes instructing statistics at the college level and supplier quality for the Boeing company. She assists MAI’s clients in the development and implementation of quality and environmental management systems which are compliant to ISO 9000, TS 16949, AS 9100 and ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18000. Ms. Black’s primary responsibilties are for the development and delivery of the company’s Six Sigma Black and Green Belt programs.

Dr. Marjorie H. Carkhuff, R.N

Clinical Advisor
Dr. Marjorie H. Carkhuff, R.N has more than 20 years of experience solving complex human performance challenges in a variety of settings, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and K-12 education. She consulted for over 8 years assisting clients to achieve excellence in lowering risk and managing their processes. Additionally, as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001-2000 she has had many opportunities to guide organizational performance improvement.

Dr. Carkhuff received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Elizabethtown College, her Master of Science in Education from Marywood College, and her Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education with a minor in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Carkhuff has received many awards, is a published author and frequent presenter on the international, national and regional levels.