Charleen Tachibana, DNP, RN, FAAN, serves as the senior vice president for quality and safety and the chief nursing officer of Virginia Mason Health System. She has served on the executive team at Virginia Mason for the past 15 years, and has extensive experience leading professional teams to deliver high quality and cost-effective care through the application of the Virginia Mason Production System®.
Charleen has lectured and consulted internationally on the application of the principles and methods of the Toyota Production System to health care and to nursing. In addition to her advisory position at Virginia Mason Institute, she also serves as faculty for the University of Washington, the University of Washington Bothell, Pacific Lutheran University and Vanderbilt University.
Charlene is certified in the Virginia Mason Production System®.