Listee Features — Information Technology

Christine Burns

CHRISTINE BURNS

An acclaimed information systems manager backed by two decades of professional experience, Christine Burns, PhD, excels as a programs and acquisitions task lead manager, IT program project manager and senior information systems engineer for the MITRE Corporation in Kuwait, with which she began in 2010. Drawing on her considerable leadership skills, she competently leads teams in providing information systems, business and technological solutions for government operations. Throughout her numerous positions, Dr. Burns has developed considerable expertise in risk management, project leadership, budget management, acquisition and contracting, and much more. Prior to joining the MITRE Corporation, Dr. Burns gained valuable expertise as a business analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense between 2008 and 2010 and as a requirements manager for

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Mary Kotch

MARY KOTCH

A savvy businesswoman with an innate intuition in regards to business technology, Mary Kotch was inspired to enter the business world so that she could streamline services through the use of technology. Prior to pursuing higher education, she helped her father’s small car service shop by developing a simple database to collect information and keep track of important tasks. Throughout her studies, she fell in love with technology and began her career as a senior principal consultant for EDS from 1993 to 2000. Subsequently, she worked for Campbell Soup and BioVail Pharmaceuticals as the global director. With her keen instincts, Ms. Kotch transformed businesses and corporations around the world by way of her innate technological skills. After her marriage, Ms.

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ELLEN M. GASTON

Renowned as an information technology and risk management expert, Ellen M. Gaston, DBA, used her childhood experiences to shape her career. She initially became interested in technology because of the start of the space program when she was young, and she became interested in law enforcement after her brother was hit by a drunk driver who got off scot-free. The FBI was one of the only places that combined the two and offered women more than a secretarial job, so she made that her target. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College in 1972, Dr. Gaston successfully landed a job as a computer programmer with the FBI. She quickly advanced within the institution, first to lead computer programmer

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Minnie Cassell

MINNIE M. CASSELL

Volunteering in the office, Minnie M. Cassell has served as the coordinator of the Cure d’Ars Catholic Church since 2010. As its ministries grow, the church, a multi-ethnic community of Catholic Christians rooted in African American spirituality, continues to be a beacon of hope, a sign of the healing and reconciling presence of Christ to all. In addition to this professional role, Ms. Cassell contributes much of her time to her local community. Having served as choir counsel chair and member on the board of directors of the Spirituals Project Choir for over two decades, she was active with the Denver Hospice in 2007 and the Denver Place from 2010 to 2011. She has also participated with the Metropolitan Organizations

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MARGARET A. KLEE

Falling into her profession by chance, Margaret A. Klee has worked as a software engineer at Leidos Innovations since 2016, which provides scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services. Leidos works extensively with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the NSA, as well as other U.S. government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Prior to this role, Ms. Klee began her career as a programmer at Goodyear Atomic Corporation in Piketon, Ohio, in 1982, remaining in this position for two years before moving up the ranks to software engineer from 1984 to 1985. She then transferred to General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1985 to 1987, also serving

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Kathleen Hodge

KATHLEEN A. HODGE

Specializing in principle reports and distributed medical software, Kathleen A. Hodge became interested in automation due to her love for mathematics. Since 2012, she has been a reporting analyst for Compulink Health Solutions, previously serving the company as an electronic data interchange supervisor from 2008 to 2012. The company provides specialty-specific medical software that incorporates what clients need to run their practices smoothly. Prior to this role, Ms. Hodge began her career as the executive director of the Feminist Women’s Health Center of Orange County in 1981, remaining in this role for two years before becoming a network administrator for Pacific West from 1986 to 1993. She then worked as a programmer and support technician for Santiago in Newport Beach,

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JAN SOLTIS TUTTLE WHITE

An expert in information technology and management, Jan Soltis Tuttle White continues to make strides in her field. She is currently parlaying decades of knowledge into her role as the medical systems manager at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which she’s held since 1990. Prior to this, Ms. White garnered experience in roles like marketing development manager for banking and investment groups, artificial intelligence market development manager, multiprocessing programs manager, and VAX product marketing manager at the Digital Equipment Corporation, and assistant to the director of information processing services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also served as a systems engineer at IBM Corporation and at Harvard University and as the program manager of “Robots and Beyond: The Age

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CARON MCCRACKEN

Backed by decades of professional excellence, Caron McCracken has earned her reputation as an expert management and information technology consultant. She started her career as a teacher at high schools and junior high schools around Michigan between 1973 and 1975, upon which she took on the roles of instructor at Mott Community College and planning and research specialist at the Flint Fire Department. Ms. McCracken proceeded to become the campus coordinator and programmer for Systems & Computer Technology Corp., now known as SunGard Data Systems, Inc., in 1981. She realized then that she had found her niche, and advanced rapidly through the company, serving as the academy specialist of computing systems from 1982 to 1983, the manager of academy computing systems

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