Management Experience

Clinical Applications Analyst. Responsible for implementation, maintenance, and training for clinical applications of MEDITECH Hospital Information System: Lab, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Nursing Care Plans, Nursing Order Entry, Radiology, Medical Records Transcription, Patient Care Inquiry, and Office Automation. Designed and coded statistical and patient-care reports for physicians, department heads, and Quality Assurance staff. Supervised application installation for 12 clinical departments and 8 inpatient units. Mediated inter-departmental differences over database structure and content and helped resolve sensitive conversion issues. Supported 200+ physicians, nurses, and clinical staff during 18-month transition from completely manual record-keeping to full computerization. Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT, 1990-1993.

Proposal writer / Grant Manager. Lead writer for 2 National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals, one funded, one still under review. NSF grant SBR-9730465 provided $300,000 over 3 years, funding 2 years of my doctoral research. Obtained funding from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for creating 3D visualizations of sediment contaminants, supporting 1 year of my doctoral research. Managed FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education) grant for substance abuse prevention program at Southern Vermont College. Participated in the preparation of multiple DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) proposals at Carnegie Mellon.

Owner-builder. General contractor for construction of $90K+ energy-efficient home. Hired, coordinated, supervised subcontractors for electrical, plumbing, and finish work. Installed sheetrock, tile floors and counters, brick sunroom floor; painted exterior siding. Pownal, VT, 1989-1990.

Real estate development manager. Managed development of 16-unit subdivision for out-of-state investor. Collaborated closely with civil engineer to secure state environmental permits for subdividing 160-acre plot, entailing 18 months of hearings under local and state officials. Coordinated land clearing, road construction, installation of electrical and telephone services. Managed snow removal and road maintenance. Organized homeowners' association. Pownal, VT, 1988-1993.

Halfway house manager. Managed 10-bedroom, 3-story halfway house for patients discharged from Northampton State Hospital. Supervised 8 full-time and part-time staff in caring for 8-10 mentally ill adults in transition from hospital to community (interesting article on the decline of the state hospital system). Responsible for treatment planning, building maintenance, staff coverage, residents' work schedules, and clinical supervision for staff. Berkshire Mental Health Center, Pittsfield, MA, 1985-1986.