I strive to use my knowledge and skills to help others improve their lives in meaningful ways through communication, education, information, and technology.
I believe technology is not the answer to our growing problem of information overload. It is merely one tool in finding a solution. The fundamental issue is the information itself: its structure, its acquisition, and its use. To be beneficial, information must have relevance, meaning, and value. Therefore, it must be systematically organized; relationships and patterns must be obvious and underlying concepts clear.
Much of my work has centered on structuring information in meaningful ways (whether in the written word or computer code). My past projects include the design and implementation of large-scale information solutions for Aetna, NASDAQ, NYSE, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During my career, I’ve served on numerous standard-setting committees in the educational, financial, and healthcare arenas.
I belong to these professional organizations:
- American Health Information Management Association
- American Medical Informatics Association
- Association for Educational Communications and Technology
- eLearning Guild
- International Web Association
- Justice Writers
- Maryland State Bar Association
- National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Quality Matters (QM)
- Sakai User Group
- Society for Technical Communication
- U.S. Basketball Writers Association
- Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
I am particularly interested in the following professional specialty areas:
- Corporate communication standards
- Healthcare policy and communication
- Information architecture and design
- Intellectual property and cyberspace law
- Medical informatics
- Online pedagogy and adult-learning theory
- Software design, development, and documentation
- Technology-assisted learning
I find the following activities interesting and enjoyable:
- Grammar and writing
- Interior design and decorating
- Olympic movement and history
- Women’s basketball
I’m the kind of person who needs to have several long-term projects in motion. Currently, I am enrolled in the E-Learning Instructional Design program at UC-Irvine. Once I find the right job, I plan to apply to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s certificate program in clinical informatics. This particular program combines both my interests and my skill set in a way that will significantly benefit others.