With a very diverse background and set of experiences Mito adapts well to ever changing situations and challenging environments. 

March 2013 - June 2016

United States Peace Corps

Community and Organizational Development Volunteer

  • Mentored leaders of non-profits increasing their skills in organizational development, strategic planning, time management, project management, volunteer management, metrics (measuring and evaluation), communication, English, and computer.

  • Mentored leaders of Roma NGO (Institute of Romani Culture in Albania) on a daily-basis, developed 5 year strategic plan via A3 Lean Thinking and participatory planning, trained and coached staff/ volunteers in projects and use of online media.

  • Peace Corps Albania Vounteer Advisory Committee - voted by peer cohort group to represent them as liaison between volunteers and staff.   Set policies, advise, support other volunteers.

  • Led weekly formative activities for children at American Corner Tirana (program of US Embassy in Tirana), instilling citizenship values, critical thinking, and voluntarism. Mentored language university students to lead activities themselves.

December 2012 - March 2013

Independent Consultant

Lean, Strategic Planning & Diversity

  • Trained executive and management teams on inter-cultural dialogue, diversity, organizational development, strategic planning and vision to become more competitive in future market.

  • Consulted for major ‘reclaimed-wood’ factory, designer and furniture company to re-locate headquarters and shop applying lean and participatory planning principles.

October 2003 - February 2006

City of Appleton Police Department

Intercultural Relations Coordinator

  • Developed leadership among minority communities, mentored them to provide creative solutions to community problems.

  • Led and collaborated in several community-wide efforts to support the Hmong Refugee Resettlement.

  • Hmong Refugee Resettlement Fund at Community Foundation, community education, volunteer/ donation management, setup of donation warehouse.

  • Provided cultural presentations and training across the Fox Cities and surrounding areas (average 1 a week).

January 1995 - October 1996

Synaptic Micro-Solutions Cooperative

Software Developer/ Programmer

  • Migrated legacy DOS newspaper software into Windows VB.

  • Represented company in Mexico and International Hispanic Association Conference to penetrate Hispanic market.

August 2016 - Present

Jobs/ Activities in Albania

Assistant to PhD Researcher

(August 2016 - Present)

  • Research: Albanian's return migration 

  • ​Quantitative analysis of data.

  • Created online survey in Albanian.

  • Proofread academic articles in English for publication.

Proctor for TOEFL/ TOEIC exams

(June 2017 - February 2018)

MYP Math Teacher, World Academy of Tirana

(August 2016 - February 2017)

  • ​Instilled the IB (International Baccalaureate) philosophy engaging students to expand their interests by linking them to the curriculum (from 4th to 8th grade, PYP/ MYP and 11th/ 12th grade).

January 2013 - Present

The Kudaka Family Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund
at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Founder/ Donor

  • Endowed educational legacy fund providing scholarships to Hispanics from the Fox Cities pursuing higher education.

  • Fundraised $10,000 in three months to endow fund, through personally created campaign.

  • Endowed at Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

  • To date awarded 6 scholarships to benefit Casa Hispana's Scholarship program

March 2006 - December 2012

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin

Leader of Lean

  • Planned, implemented and supported projects creating efficiencies and productivity gains across multiple locations (25).

  • Apparel project increased sales 6% over projected budget ($849K, 1st year) and 12% over previous year, rolled system to all other areas.

  • Increased productivity by 20% in initial sorting process by 5S and ergonomics.

  • Mentored all levels of organization (executives, team leaders, staff from administrative, retail & manufacturing, logistics & transportation and programs & services areas) in Lean (TPS), change management, critical thinking, problem solving, culture of work, values. Trained and mentored future trainers and leaders.

  • Co-led initial lean culture transformation, created curriculum and developed processes to document standard work, training materials for utilization of lean tools (Waste/ Muda identification, 5S, VSM, Flow, Pull, Kanban, Supermarket, Visual Management (physical and electronic), SMED/ Quick Changeover, A3 Thinking, Cell layout among others).

  • Applied Lean A3 Thinking, facilitated Hoshin Kanri process identifying True North 5 year strategies and plan to reach them.

November 1996 - October 2003

Schneider National, Inc.

Lead Member of Technical Staff/ Application Development Analyst

  • Leveraged systems knowledge and customer liaison relationships to improve communication and handling of issues between IT and Business Community creating a more customer-focused approach. Assigned to customer sensitive applications.

  • Developed knowledge and understanding of key systems, their interactions, dependencies, architectures, support, development, business processes for Schneider Logistics.

  • Mentored fellow IT associates (trouble-shooting, problem solving, customer care on variety of systems and platforms).

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