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Writer, Blogger, Web Designer

Connector of people. Finder of things.

Tango dancer.

Work experience

Jun 2011Present

Administrative Assistant

University of Texas at Austin

Front Desk Reception at Facilities Services, Personnel Department.

- Create and maintain personnel files in accordance with University confidentiality requirements and records retention schedule.

- Assist employees with time keeping and leave management questions, while maintaining strict confidentiality.- Schedule State and Vendor background checks.

- Refer candidates for pre-employment physical assessment exams.

- Guide new and re-hired employees through new hire paperwork. - Process payroll vouchers. - Coordinate annual and fiscal year file purges.

Jul 1996Present

Freelance Writer and Web Publisher


I write, and have written for, various online publications including but not limited to: Blue Heron Beauty Media,, Associated Content, Helium, HowThingsWork, eHow, BeautyBuzz and NutritionalTree. I have also published my own periodicals and digital works which can be found on (by Mari Johnson.)

Jul 2004May 2011

Medical Administrative Assistant - Multidepartment

University of Texas Health Services

Billing and Insurance Office: * Verified and entered insurance and medical billing information for patients. * Processed billing and payments for patients and University departments. * Obtained medical insurance pre-authorizations and schedule outside referrals. * Answered patient questions in person and via telephone. Health Information Management

* Accurately and efficiently processed 30-50 incoming "Requests for Medical Information" via mail and fax per month.

* Completed an additional 20-40 in-person medical record requests per month, over 100 per month during Flu shot and immunizations special clinics.

* Sorted, scanned and routed 100-200 pages of incoming records to medical providers per day. * Audited over 100 records and scanned documents per month for accuracy. * Prepared and delivered medical charts to providers and administrators. * Prepared medical transcription for Orthopedic Specialist at UHS Sports Medicine. * Completed referrals and/or pre-authorizations for diagnostic testing, therapy, surgical and specialty care.



Medical Record Release
Medical Records Management
Expert in several aspects of Medical Record Management, including confidentiality, retention schedules, accuracy auditing, signature auditing, and conversion of paper to electronic records systems.


Jul 2004Present

Office Manager

Aug 2004Present

Medical Transcriptionist

Jul 2004Present

Administrative Assistant

Feb 2011Present

ICD-9 and CPT Coding