Summary

PMI Certified Project Manager with experience in both Public and Private Sector, mostly within the healthcare industry. With over 20 years leadership experience, have strategically led projects valued from $500,000 to $10million.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Present

Project Manager

Sacramento County
  • Led cross department team and implemented a systems upgrade for IBM's Maximo (Asset Management System) for 400 users. Created and implemented project management methodologies to manage the project and mended relationships by developing solid requirements and roles and responsibilities.
  • Established and implemented project management procedures for the organization.
  • Led multiple teams in developing different software applications of which the largest was a $750,000+ project for the Wastewater Source Control Section.
  • Assessed Microsoft Project 2007 for feasibility as a enterprise wide project management platform.
  • Authored IT Asset Management Plan for MIS Department
Mar 2012 - Present

Senior Project Manager

Blue Shield of California

Senior Project Manager Customer Experience Readiness Team - Lead a team of Senior Managers in ensuring Customer Operations was ready for major system migrations and Open Enrollment activities. Federal/State Mandates Execution Manager. Responsible for the overall execution of project portfolio for government mandated projects related to healthcare operations. Project Portfolio typically consists of over 35 projects with a total budget of $20 million. Program Manager for HIPAA Administrative Simplification projects. Responsible for Business Integration and Implementation of complex EDI projects related to Affordable Care Act, Coordinated the PMO Rotation for our Management Trainee Program. Provided coaching and mentoring to project managers and business analysts.

2002 - Present

Project Management Certification Program - Instructor

California State University, Sacramento
Adjunct Professor in the College of Continuing Education Program, Provide instruction in Project Management and Microsoft Project. All phases of project management are taught and topics include: Project Selection, Procurement, Stakeholder Management, Project Planning, Project Design, Schedule Development, Risk Management, Change Management, Issues Tracking/Resolution, Quality Management, Earned Value, Controlling the project, and Project Close out.
2005 - 2006

Senior Project Manager

Health Net

As the Senior Project Manager in Business Integration Services, led the effort to salvage two large health care technology projects valued collectively at over $20 million by bringing PMO standards to the projects. One of the projects was eventually put on hold based on my recommendations, saving the company significant dollars on a project that should never have been started. The applications required knowledge of membership, claims and benefits utilized by a Health Maintenance Organization.

2004 - 2005

Senior Project Manager

Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Sought out as a troubleshooter to salvage a troubled project with a poor track history. The project was designed to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) transaction and code sets requirements. Extensive knowledge of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for HIPAA transaction and codes sets was required.
  • Salvaged team and mended broken relationships with other departments. Implemented a major portion of the project and received accolades from the California Department of Mental Health for our efforts in implementing the HIPAA 278 transaction with them.
  • Retained as a HIPAA expert for a new health care management system for the Mental Health Division. Provided consultant services on business process and application design.
2003 - 2004

Project Manager

DHHS, Sacramento County

Independent Project Oversight Consultant (IPOC) for the State of California’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch. The $5 million project a new case management system to monitor and track lead levels in children. Oversight included assessing and tracking all aspects of the project to include, Planning, Scheduling, Risk Mitigation, Issue Tracking/Resolution, Change Management, Technical Assessment, and project control.

2000 - 2003

Project Director

Hubbert Systems Consulting

Broad scope of responsibilities that included defining the project management methodology for a large complex organization. Provided strategic consulting services (including risk and contract assessments, project planning, and cost/time management considerations) at the executive level to support CA State executives on HIPAA and policy formation governing OHC activities.

  • Established the framework for the Project Management Office (PMO) and developed the OHC HIPAA Project Plan. Specific activities include status reporting, issues tracking, risk assessment oversight, budget process oversight and control, work plan development oversight, and facilitation/leading of a large Project Management Workgroup.
  • Authored Finance Letter and Budget Change Proposal (BCP) and assisted with Local Assistance Support requests that were approved for a total of $78 million. Key contributor to Feasibility Study Request (FSR) written by Information Technology Services Division that totaled $18 million.
  • Managed team of 20+ members that performed business process assessments for all of DHS. Coordinated and consulted with key managers for all DHS programs on HIPAA compliance activities.
  • Assessed Medi-Cal HIPAA readiness and worked with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) management team and CA DHS management team to develop compliance strategies.
  • Participated in national HIPAA readiness groups that included representatives from early state implementers that included California, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.
Aug 1996 - May 2000

Project Manager

IBM

Managed team of fourteen members in the development and delivery of training for large-scale (at the time implemented, the largest Windows-based application in the world, based on lines of code) designed for over 15,000 employees of the California Child Welfare System.

Managed data conversion clean-up activities for over 1 million records

Led development of Computer Based Training (CBT) for over 15,000 users

Wrote and negotiated contracts for training with the California Dept of Social Services that totaled over $4 Million. Services

Selected as the IBM Project Liaison to County Workgroups. Travelled throughout the state of California to coordinate and communicate project activities and decisions to all 58 counties in California.

Education

Education
Sep 2001 - Dec 2004

MA Organizational Leadership

Regent University


1976 - 1980

BA Chemistry

University of Hawaii


Skills

Skills

Organizational Development

Facilitation and Intuction

Maximo 6.22 CMMS

Healthcare IT

Software Development Lifecycle

Project Management

Certifications

Certifications
1998 - Present

Project Management Projefessional (PMP)

Project Management Institute
Jan 2014 - Present

Prosci Adkar

Prosci


Jan 2015 - Present

Six Sigma Yellow Belt

GoLeanSixSigma