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Manuel G. Castañeda

Manuel G. Castañeda has over 14 years’ experience in the Health & Human Services field and is currently a Chief of Operations for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Central & South Regions.  As a member of the backbone organization, he is one of the leads in applying the Communities of Excellence Framework in the San Diego South Region Community.  In 2014 he was trained as a California Awards for Performance Excellence Examiner.  He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and has taught Yellow Belt Classes.  He has worked on a range of Baldrige activities and led numerous Lean Six Sigma projects within HHSA.  In addition to his current operational experience he has ample experience in writing policies, developing processes, designing systems, data analysis, and database querying.