Current Role at Stanford

As the Manager of Continuous Improvement for Stanford Medicine's IT Department, I work with 8 divisions (over 100 employees) to identify and facilitate process improvement and cultural shifts.

More specifically, my role:

- Introduces and facilitates the evolution of agile approaches to large, complex project initiatives in support of Stanford Medicine's strategic objectives.

- Ensures sequencing and dependencies are monitored and managed.

- Partners as a leader in the agile space with IRT directors and other stakeholders, while leading a team of Agile Program Managers to optimize the delivery of work and advancement of a continuous learning culture.

- Coaches developers, business analysts, product owners and IRT leadership in agile methods.

- Facilitates key group meetings to ensure effective meeting outcomes and decisions.

- Creates and tracks milestone-based agile program plans.

- Manages high-level issue resolution, risk mitigation, and resource conflicts, escalating to IRT steering committee as needed.

- Works in close collaboration with multiple agile teams, overseeing integration activities.

- Teaches, mentors, and coaches teams in agile principles and continuous learning.

- Drives alignment between stakeholder groups and coordinate any cross-functional dependencies.

- Facilitates measurement of program outcomes through analytics.

- Creates clear visibility into status and progress of overall IRT initiatives.

Education & Certifications

  • MS, Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University, Information Systems Management
  • BS, Business Administration, Rider University, Organizational Development
  • BS (minor), University of London, International Relations
  • Technical Leadership Program, Stanford University, Technical Leadership
  • Scrummaster Certification, Scrum Alliance, Scrum framework for Agile Software Development
  • Java Certification, Oracle, Java Development
  • Web Design Certification, Truman College of Chicago, Web Design

Work Experience

  • Manager, Web Application Development, Stanford University School of Medicine (2/1/2012 - 5/30/2018)

    Lead the development, maintenance and continual enhancement of the infrastructure for front-end web technologies and mobile application development.


    Menlo Park, CA

  • Director, Web & New Media Services, Stanford University School of Medicine (9/1/2007 - 1/31/2012)

    Oversee the public-facing websites for the School of Medicine (SoM) and Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC), from a design, technology, production, and editorial perspective.


    Menlo Park, CA

  • Director, Development Operations, American Red Cross National Headquarters (10/2/1994 - 3/1/2000)

    Chief Operating Officer for the Financial Development team that consisted of over 150 staff and raised over $250 million annually. Oversaw all technical, financial, and human resources programs.


    17th & E streets, Washington, DC 20037

  • Manager, Technical, American Red Cross National Headquarters (10/2/1988 - 10/1/1994)


    17th & E streets, Washington, DC 20037

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Scrummaster, Scrum Alliance (2015 - Present)