Tamara Kamara

  • Detroit, MI US
Tamara Kamara

20 Years as an IT Professional

Work History

Work History
Apr 1999 - Present

Director of Information Technology

  • Lead the initiative to switch from entirely “paper” commerce to entirely e-commerce for the organization
  • Lead five complete website redesigns from visualization to reality
  • Provide enterprise application integration to ensure compatibility of vendor and in-house applications
  • Managing projects that come in on time and on budget
  • Provide the IT Strategic Vision/Plan for CHIME
  • Give technical presentations to the Board of Trustees
  • Research, recommend and implement new IT systems, technologies and methods
  • Hire and manage IT personnel and developers
  • Automate processes to streamline staff workload
  • Webmaster that creates, designs and maintains websites, including www.cio-chime.org – providing education, networking and research for healthcare CIOs; www.chimeeducationfoundation.org – providing scholarships opportunities for the Healthcare IT community; www.foundation-chime.org – providing online benefits to corporate healthcare members
  • Created a mobile optimized website for annual meeting utilizing responsive design
  • Extensive use of personalized marketing and e-commerce to facilitate ease of use for internal and external customers
  • Provide support to webmasters managing an additional six internet web sites
  • SQL Server DBA
Mar 1998 - Mar 1999

Intranet Webmaster/SQL Server DBA

Penske Auto Centers
  • Created, designed and maintained the Penske Auto Centers Intranet
  • Departmental budget responsibilities
  • Procured and installed IT software and hardware systems
  • Managed web developers to ensure project deadlines were consistently met
  • Spearheaded project initiatives to secure buy-in from department heads
  • Provided data collection and report analysis
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all technical levels throughout the company
Jun 1996 - Mar 1998

Computer Programmer/Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Glass Division (contracted by Texcom, Inc.)
  • Performed 5 year production forecast
  • Published monthly Ford Production System report
  • Analyzed Ford Production System data from each plant
  • Created Visual Basic Applications utilizing MS Access, Excel & SQL Server to forecast container demand
  • Maintained Rack Management Database for worldwide logistics
  • Provided support to the Rack Management Engineering Team including Rack Management Yearly Inventory
  • Developed and implemented data management application to enable plant personnel to access Division CAD drawings
  • Gave presentations to upper management and provided reports on a timely and expeditious basis
  • Provide computer and network support to plants internationally
Mar 1995 - Dec 1995

Senior Computer Programmer

Wayne State University (College of Nursing)
  • Created and maintained custom undergraduate and graduate admissions program
  • Worked with Admissions Counselors on electronic admissions criteria development
  • Provided network, software, PC and Macintosh support to Office of Student Affairs
  • Provided reports on a timely and expeditious basis
  • Trained personnel on computer systems



Bachelor of Science

Wayne State University



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