Janelle Felice

Janelle Felice

Lean Green Belt
Program Analyst, Air Resource Division
Phone: 603-271-4848

Felice came to the Department of Environmental Services in 2010 after working 25+ years in the private sector. She received her Lean training with Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc. in 2006 while an employee at Osram Sylvania. She participated in ten Kaizen events at Sylvania that ranged from manufacturing process improvement, department-wide 5s activities, the new hire process, and improvements to recycling capacity. Since coming to DES she has participated in or led several Kaizen events. Her project with the Air Resources Division that streamlined the reporting process for facility inspections received the Continuous Improvement award at DES in 2012. She is currently the acting Chairperson of the DES Lean Team.


  • NH Bureau of Education and Training, Lean Green Belt
  • Plymouth State College, BS, Environmental Biology
  • University of Massachusetts, MS, Environmental Studies
  • New England College, MS, Management, concentration in Organizational Leadership
  • Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc., Lean Leader


  • Lean project leader
  • NH Listens trained facilitator
  • Technical writing
  • Data analysis


  • Planning Analyst, NH Department Environmental Services, Air Resources Division (NHDES-ARD)
  • Supervisor, Mobile Sources Section, NHDES-ARD
  • DERA Grant Program Manager, NHDES-ARD
  • Senior Safety and Environmental Manager, Osram Sylvania

Lean Work

  • Strategic Plan development, NHDES-ARD Compliance Bureau
  • Facility Inspection Report Development – NHDES-ARD Compliance Bureau
  • Standardizing the process for submitting materials for Governor and Council approval – NHDES Commissioner's Office
  • Interagency Cooperation (DES, Fish and Game, DOT, DAMF, DRED) for receiving and approving permits for the application of pesticides in water bodies
  • Interagency Cooperation (DES, DOT) for the development and approval of storm water pollution prevention activities associated with highway projects
  • Standardizing the process for dealing with odor complaints related to landfills – NHDES Air Resources Compliance and Solid Waste bureaus
  • Standardizing the process for responding to solid waste complaints – NHDES Spill Response and Complaint Investigation section