I am a proud Okie and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Psychology and an MBA. (Changing career paths when I realized that Psychologists do not actually always see quirky, funny clients like Bob Newhart did on his TV sitcom!) My first job out of graduate school was with Arthur Andersen in their Consulting division, where I was introduced to programming and the world of IT…. and where I was able to work with quirky, funny techno-nerds instead!
My career in I.T. has spanned several industries, including health care, financial services, and telecommunications, as well as several business functions, including HR benefits, payroll, general business accounting/taxes, patient accounting, and managed care EDI. As a Project Manager, my goal is to facilitate the smooth and efficient exchange of information between the CS3 implementation team and the client so that we can successfully deliver quality systems implementations on time and to the client’s specifications.
Top of my Bucket List:
I was born in Bartlesville, OK, but my “formative years” from age 4 to 11 were spent in Antwerp, Belgium where I became fluent in French, Belgian chocolate, and cheese fondue… in that order. Most of the rest of my years were spent in Oklahoma, although my work has often taken me around the country and the world. Top of my bucket list is to take my husband and children back to Belgium and around Europe to see and experience the culture and people with whom I feel a particular connection. There are so many unique American experiences that I didn’t have as a young child – things like baseball, American football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, American TV, and Hershey candy bars - but I love to find and share a little bit of Europe right here in Oklahoma!
What is your greatest addiction?
You mean, other than chocolate? Travel.
What keeps me busy outside of work, that makes me better at my work?
Volunteering. From Girl Scouts to Tulsa's Sister Cities around the world, to PMI Tulsa, I enjoy giving back to my community. I was a leader in Girl Scouts for 8 years, helping my daughter and her many Scouting friends to grow in their appreciation of our world, our country, our community, our environment, each other and themselves. With a son and husband in Boy Scouts, we are the quintessential Scouting Family… although admittedly I would still prefer to sleep in a cabin (devoid of spiders, wasps and anything with pincers) over a tent!
The scariest thing I have ever done:
Administering CPR to a friend and neighbor. Every person above the age of 12 should have First Aid and CPR training in some way, shape or form. This experience reinforced the fact that you never know when, where or to whom you may need to perform this or other potentially life-saving procedures. Learn CPR now and stay current so that the emotion of the moment doesn’t incapacitate you. American Red Cross offers classes everywhere!
is no longer an employee at CS3 Technology
April 25, 2018
Every project leverages SmartSheets to ensure that your project comes in on schedule and within budget. Complex projects, like the implementation of ERP, HR, or Payroll, requires routine communications and notifications. Our Sage, Acumatica and Scissortail HCM system experience great success;
April 23, 2019
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March 20, 2019
Even the best and well-designed systems will fail if the person using it is not completely sure how to use it. In this article, we'll go over our 5 easy ways to stay current on your company's end-user software training.
February 19, 2019
Sometimes you need more than just an online FAQs page to help you with your ERP, Payroll or HR Software questions! This article gives you 3 ways that we can get you answers.
June 22, 2018
Project management has evolved over time. For years, managers recommended the waterfall method. The lean concepts of manufacturing soon became popular. In the 1990's, with many projects being disrupted by change and the unknown, the agile method became the go-to method.
April 14, 2018
Our in-house project manager, Linda Hollingsworth, has just finished an Agile course! Agile includes the principles of value, quality, efficiency, and productivity to work together and make an Agile organization. Here are her four essential elements that every company should follow to be agile.
April 24, 2017
HIPAA compliance was this month’s topic at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Group Management Association (EOMGMA) meeting with presenter Jennifer Bates of ECFS Billing. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is the U.S. legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information, else risk steep fines or worse.