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Resume for Sarah Woodard

Sarah Woodard

9 Baker Street

Nashua, NH 03064

603-732-3789                                                                                                  sarah@3c-nh.com

 

Professional objective: Seeking professional opportunities to leverage my document writing experience into a technical and content writing career.

 

Skills:

  • Process Improvement
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Social Media/Web Content
  • Information Synthesis

 

 

  • Problem Definition
  • Problem Resolution
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English

 

Experience and Employment:

Owner/non-profit consultant: 3 C Consulting, LLC: 2013 - present

  • Conduct brainstorming and training sessions for clients
  • Ensure clients’ greater success with their mission by creating plans and procedures
  • Improve and expand client visibility by developing and editing content for web pages, social media, blogs, informational handouts and traditional media pieces
  • Create customer focused content for Facebook and LinkedIn pages
  • Manage Scoop.it account as means of locating customer focused content
    • Manage LinkedIn group “The Volunteer Space” to connect volunteers to each other and those who need them
  • Grew LinkedIn group membership to 19 in 1 month
  • Increase Facebook followers from 0 – 46 in less than 6 months
  • Create and manage company website
  • Train clients on choosing appropriate social media for their mission
  • Streamline client social presence by integrating social media and client website
  • Manage online reputation by monitoring and responding to online conversations
  • Follow and comment on appropriate pages/posts

 

Volunteer Media Relations Coordinator: Sierra Club, Concord NH: 2012 - present

  • Increase Sierra Club of New Hampshire’s presence on social media by maintaining their Facebook page and blog
  • Educate the public and lawmakers about environmental issues by authoring Letters to the Editor and Op-Ed pieces

 

Procurement Specialist: Sunrise Labs, Auburn NH: 2011 – 2013

  • Grew position from part time with fill-in work to more than full time multi-faceted role
  • Assumed Assistant Program Manager role on million dollar project
  • Increased productivity by designing and developing a database to track part status
  • Saved expenses in product and man hours by providing and documenting component and lab equipment research
  • Enabled quick turn proposals on RoHS jobs by developing a baseline formula for these quotations
  • Saved on expenses in lost or misplaced inventory by creating and managing a receiving process
  • Ensured client received appropriate documents by creating and managing a controlled build process
  • Ensured quality by creating a non-conforming part process, its associated documents and tracking non-conforming parts reports

 

Contract Buyer: ATC Power Systems, Merrimack, NH: 2011

  • Protected company integrity by implementing procurement procedures and by implementing a procedure for marking drawings with ITAR and proprietary statements
  • Saved on expenses by evaluating and documenting multiple sources of supply
  • Improved overall product quality by developing and documenting new source for bare circuit boards
  • Ensured compliance with customer requirements and on time or early delivery by researching and documenting use of RoHS parts vs. non-RoHS compliant parts

 

Procurement Assistant and CM Analyst: BAE Systems, Nashua, NH: 2006 - 2011

  • Ensured compliance with company and governmental policies and procedures by verifying documents and training new personnel
  • Developed informal training document for all new department members
  • Protected company information by ensuring valid Nondisclosure Agreements (NDA) were placed with suppliers, maintaining the NDA and supplier databases, and use of appropriate software to send proprietary information to suppliers
  • Participated in organizational/technology changes by working as part of multi-functional team to develop and roll out training
  • Saved on expenses developing Subcontract Binder Tracking Library
  • Compiled, edited, and reconciled supplier status reports for management to use in making critical sourcing decisions
  • Saved on shipping costs by developing Borderless Subcontract Approval Process
  • Elevated critical compliance gaps to Director of Business Conduct
  • Improved business operations by documenting compliance gaps and working with management to correct

 

 

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science: Education               Bachelor of Arts: Social Science            

Keene State College, Keene, NH               Keene State College, Keene, NH

 

 

Hobbies:

Top Bar Beekeeping 101 – Gold Start Honey Bees

Martial Arts Career Training Instructor Certification – Tokyo Joe’s Studios

Teach and train Muay Thai Kickboxing and Shaolin Kempo Karate

Knitting and Sewing Instructor

Running

Resume for Stephen Mallory

Stephen Mallory

9 Jewett St. Lowell, Ma 01850 Cell (978)289-2996

stephendmallory@inbox.com

Summary:

Production and manufacturing worker with twenty one years' experience that started as an assembler then a forklift operator, as well as reviewed and kitted orders in a 5S environment

 

Accomplishments:

  • Provided support for up to five assembly teams
  • Interpreted ballast wiring diagrams 
  • Located material with ERP inventory system
  • Completed material movement transaction 
  • Organized work area to 5S specifications
  • Assisted with annual physical inventory

 

Tools:

  • Licensed forklift operator; ,, sit down, stand up,  5000 lb. capacity -   side                           shift  and fork    positioner
  • RF scanner
  • Hand trucks / Pallet      jacks 
  • 120v and 277v tester
  • Pneumatic  tools
  • Strappers

 

Experience:                                     Lightolier                                         Wilmington, MA

Material Handler / Lead person 2003 - 2013

  • Obtained commercial fluorescent lighting orders from master scheduler/supervisor for 3 assembly teams 
  • Requested 2, 3, or 4 assembler for each workcelll depending on number of components, advanced wiring       and testing
  • Instructed up to 15 assemblers and occasionally  a secondary material handler
  • Collected samples during production testing randomly every hour to determine in-process quality

 

Material Handler 1999 - 2003

  • Reviewed bills of material, organized, and kitted orders to create the least amount of down time for 2 assembly teams
  • Transported pallets of louvers and frames, steel tubs and baskets, and corrugated material from supermarkets to assembly lines and staging areas
  • Ordered located material such as housings, socket bridges, ballast covers, ballast, cartons, and sockets from supervisor
  • Set adequate supply of tools and material for assemblers according to method sheet and moved pallets of finished goods to shipping area

 

Assembler / Packer 1991 - 1999

  • Electro-mechanically assembled and wired various types of lighting fixtures
  • Installed hardware, frames or louvers, and lamps into fixture
  • Tested and labeled
  • Packed and palletized according to bill of material

 

Education

Diploma

Chelmsford High School

Newsletter from Amy Spencer - New Year = New Session

Our new session begins Thursday!

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Our New Session Begins 

Thursday Evenings and Saturday Mornings

I am so happy to announce that we will begin meeting for Yoga again this week!  Thursday Evenings we will practice from 6:30-7:45 and Saturday Mornings we will practice from 8:00-9:30.  If this is your first time joining us for class, please make sure to bring your completed paperwork with you.  To honor you for your unwavering patience and flexibility, I am offering the "Early Bird-of-Paradise" Special Pricing of $120 to all students that come to class this week.

I am very much looking forward to seeing all of you!

Namaste,

Amy,

Amy M. Spencer, E.R.Y.T.
www.onmywayom.com 
www.pangeaorganics.com/amyspencer

Dale's Raw Foods Affiliate Link
http://www.mcssl.com/app/?af=1546093

 

 

Saturday Mornings in the Chapel

 

New England Weather

 

Due to my inherent nature and the nature of our space, inclement weather will sometimes require us to cancel class.  Though I do try my best to send an email, power outages frequently make that a bit difficult.  Please follow me on facebook and twitter (please see the links below), where I can easily update you on last minute schedule changes.

 

For a New Beginning

By John O’Donohue
(1956 – 2008)

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

Resume for Lisa Weber

 Contact: 603-948-6507, email:Lisaweber9496@gmail.com, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lisaweber9496

SUMMARY

 

Enthusiastic, well organized, detailed-oriented person with willingness to take on tasks and learn with each.  Professional team player yet capable of working autonomously.  Able to take direction as well as lead and communicate ideas and give input.  Proficient in computer programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat 10.  Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well.  Working knowledge of French, Spanish, and Portuguese.                                                                                    

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PHILIPS NA                                                                                                                         Andover, MA

 

Scanning Documentation Specialist                                                                            2012 – 2013

 

Point person in the management of Philips Electronic Document Filing System; organized all electronic filing and format management of all documents for 4 countries: United States, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. 

 

    • Executed quality related controls with regards to accuracy, contact documentation, confidentiality and data privacy.  Verified the formatting and coding of documentation prior to scanning.

 

    • Created manual for Electronic Document Filing processing. 

 

    • Compiled, organized and maintained a current index of standard operating procedures and material specifications. 

 

    • Collaborated with IT on the management of the Electronic Document Filing System.

 

    • Coordinated the delivery and confirmation of paper documents from a variety of offsite HR departments for electronic filing.  Processed, scanned and indexed paper documents for electronic filing.  Maintain control of all external documentation/records and documents maintained in offsite storage.  Monitored and maintained a chain-of-custody process for all documents that leave the archival storage.

 

HR Data Specialist 2 /Data Support                                                                             2010 – 2012

 

Interfaced daily with employees regarding Payroll, Recruitment, Benefits, Compensation and SBS Finance with a focus on processing accurate information and maintaining confidentiality.

 

    • Updated, deleted, and verified accuracy of data and timely personal records information utilizing the HRIS/payroll database. 

 

    • Clarified questionable or incomplete data on source documents.  Actively responded to external/internal requests for information. 

 

    • Processed, scanned and indexed paper documents for electronic filing.  Coordinated the delivery and confirmation of paper documents from a variety of offsite HR departments for electronic filing. 

 

    • Trained and supervised 4 temporary employees on scanning documents for electronic filing.

 

 

ADECCO EMPLOYMENT SERVICES at Philips                                                         Andover, MA

 

HR Data Support /Data Specialist                                                                                2009 – 2010

 

Advanced from original assignment of maintaining digital archive records for HR department to providing accurate and timely data entry of employee job, personal information, organizational structure, and benefit transactions into HRIS system and utilized SAP database as well.

 

    • Logged, tracked and assisted in researching and resolving employee portal issues.

 

    • Provided customer service, maintained confidentiality, prioritized responsibilities and handled multiple tasks in a team-oriented environment. 

 

ALTERNATIVE LOGISTICS                                                                                           Nashua, NH

 

Administrative Assistant/Warehouse Associate                                                                     2008-2009

 

Supported a busy distribution facility by tracking open issues and assuring customer issues are resolved satisfactorily. 

 

    • Attention to detail required while performing quality checks to compare the quantities, quality of pick, labeling and shipping paperwork. 

 

    • Quality checks were accurate and corrected any mistakes to be sure customer received correct order.

 

    • Assisted with inventory management, tracked, shipped and received all while maintaining a clean and orderly work environment. 

 

    • Processed and packaged material measured and accurately verified information for multiple business entities such as Amazon, InkJetMall, Gourmet Giftmail, Inc. 

 

    • Planned picked and worked with manifests related to daily order fulfillment with consistency and accuracy. 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

EARLY START CHILDREN’S CENTER                                                                           Hudson, NH Kindergarten Teacher                                                                                                            2007-2008

 

BEGINNING DISCOVERIES                                                                                             Hudson, NH

 

Kindergarten Teacher                                                                                                            2006-2007

 

HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT (SAU 81)                                                                         Hudson, NH

 

Substitute Teacher, Grades 1-5                                                                                            2004 – 2006

 

NOTTINGHAM WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                                           Hudson, NH

 

Long-term Substitute Teacher, Grade 3,                                                                        May-June 2006

 

Student Teacher, Grades 2 and 5,                                                              September 2005 – May 2006

 

Created, developed and implemented “Summary of the Day” form for teachers.

 

Lunch Monitor                                                                                                                         2004-2006

 

Created, developed and implemented “Caught You Being Good” for positive reinforcement.

 

HAND IN HAND DAY CARE, INC.                                                                                 Hudson, NH

 

Assistant to Teachers, Infant-Kindergarten                                                                          2001 – 2003

 

Assistant to Teachers, Infant-Kindergarten                                                                           2001 - 2003

 



 

 

 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

 

Bachelor of Arts, Major: Mass Communications – Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT

 

Elementary Certification – Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH 

 

Resume for Katie Dinning

Katie Dinning

Chelmsford, MA  01824

978.808.6041                            http://www.linkedin.com/in/katiedinning                kdinning@mac.com

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Experienced, outgoing, resourceful, detail oriented and creative Administrative Sales Support/Administrative Assistant with diversified exposure in multiple industries - A proven and successful track record of meeting productivity, accuracy and customer satisfaction - Demonstrated success in:

 

·     

Meeting and Event Coordination

·     

Business Tool Development

·     

Expense Reporting and Reconciliation

·     

Travel Planning

·     

Calendar Management

·     

Project Coordination

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

Microsoft Office 2010, Outlook, SAP, CRM

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

BLACKBERRY, Andover, MA                                                                                         2009 – 2013

Operations Coordinator, Blackberry Hub, Email & Text Messaging

Supported the Director, Email and Text Messaging, approximately 50 software developers and additional support staff located in Andover office.  Made travel arrangements using Concur software applications.  Prepared and submitted expense reports.  Scheduled and coordinated weekly and “All Hands” meetings.  Coordinated potluck events, lunch and learn meetings, and managed charity events in collaboration with headquarters in Waterloo.

·     

Organized meetings, training seminars and special event logistics by working with internal and external contacts, securing meeting space, arranging hotel accommodations and mailing invitations, ensuring that attendees were prepared with required laptop software.

·     

Coordinated new employee interviews and hiring for department typically completed by Waterloo headquarters, saving time, avoiding delays and allowing HQ staff to focus on other sites.

·     

Contributed to hiring process by contacting potential candidates, scheduling phone screens or in-person interviews, confirming internal interviewer schedules, and updating Taleo recruiting database.

·     

Planned, executed and coordinated team building events, potluck lunches, lunch and learn meetings, and charity and holiday events by working with vendors and headquarters staff in selecting venues and ensuring adherence to corporate guidelines and procedures.

·     

Negotiated with Director of Sales at 2 local Andover hotels, securing competitive BB rates for visitors and employees.

·     

Main point of contact and liaison for approximately 55 employees located at Andover site, answering questions and providing information about health benefits, insurance coverage and payroll.

·     

Created and executed a weekly email newsletter for our site.  Reached out to team leads and project managers for content on what their teams were working on as well as announcing visitors to our location, RIM anniversaries and birthdays.


Katie Dinning                                     kdinning@mac.com                                           Page Two

 

ON SEMICONDUCTOR, Boxborough, MA                                                                      2006 – 2008

(Previously AMI Semiconductor)

Field Sales Administrator

Managed the NE Sales Office. Administrative sales support for VP – WW Sales, NE Sales Manager, 3 Territory Managers and 3 Field Application Engineers.

·     

Provided reports, updated forecasts, booking and backlog reports, sales leads, follow-up on quotes, and product and delivery information to 75+ customers and 5 sales representative firms so that senior management could track customers’ orders and anticipate future business needs.

·     

Arranged business travel and assisted with meeting and event logistics for quarterly meetings attended by Territory Managers traveling to Boxborough office.

 

ELMA ELECTRONIC, Chelmsford, MA                                                                           2004 – 2006

Sales Administrative Coordinator

Managed the NE Sales Office.  Provided administrative sales support for Regional Sales Manager, East Coast Regional Manager, Elma Bustronic and the Field Application Engineer.

·     

Interfaced with 40+ direct customers and 4 representative firms in NE, processing orders, changing orders, preparing various reports, updating forecast information and sales leads providing VP – WW Sales and Territory Managers up-to-date information on customers’ orders and specific business needs.

 

BRIX NETWORKS, Chelmsford, MA                                                                               2003 – 2004

Administrative Assistant, (Contract Position)

Provided administrative support to Finance, Human Resources and Sales Departments.

 

AXIS COMMUNICATIONS, Chelmsford, MA                                                                  2002 – 2003

Marketing Assistant, (Contract Position)

Assisted marketing department with training seminars, updating account management information Supported sales department with customer inquiries and product information.

 

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

CONEXANT, Westford, MA

Field Sales Coordinator – Administrative support for VP – Sales, Territory Managers and Field Application Engineers. Coordinated travel arrangements, customer visits, training seminars and special events and assisted with trade shows.

 

USAIR, Logan Airport, Boston, MA

Sales Representative – Met sales goals of a $25M territory consisting of approximately 200+ travel agency and large corporate accounts. Coordinated and participated in trade shows, key account seminars and special events in the Boston area such as the Longwood Tennis Tournament & Kernwood C.C. golf event.

 

EDUCATION

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Ongoing - Business Administration, Sales & Marketing

 

 

Resume for Frank Faticanti

                          

                                         Frank Faticanti

 

                          Lowell, MA  01852-(978) 221-8974 -frankf10@yahoo.com       

 

     Senior Executive - Business and Manufacturing Operations Experience

 

Professional Profile

Strategic thinking, process improving executive with a strong focus impacting quality, costs, and customer satisfaction. I have demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders in the value chain.

 

Core Competencies


Cost Reduction

Lean Implementation

Plant Relocations

Problem Solving

Statistical Process Control

Performance Metrics

Project Management

Coaching/Mentoring

Six sigma green belt certified


 

 

Experience

 

AMETEK INC., Aerospace and Defense Division, Wilmington, MA                                            2001-2013

 

This $500M division of Ametek is a recognized leader in Aerospace sensor production and technology.

 

Vice President of Operations  - Sensors Business Unit

 

Responsible for all quality, manufacturing engineering, production and materials activities for this multi-site business including Wilmington, Ma, Costa Mesa, Ca, and Reynosa, Mexico

 

  • · Qualified a new supplier for sensor assemblies generating $1M of annual sales with 40 part numbers
  • · Responsible for all six sigma, lean and cost reduction activities for the business unit
  • · Relocated in excess of $80M of annual product sales to the Reynosa facility resulting in a 10 to 1 labor savings. The process used for these product line moves is considered a product transition model within the company.
  • · Reduced inventory by more than $2,000,000 in the Wilmington facility from 2004 to 2006
  • · Qualified a new supplier for sensor brazed assemblies transferring $.7M of sales annually

 

 

 

HOWTEK INC., Hudson, .NH – A $10M digital Imaging Company                                             2000- 2001

 

V.P. of Operations

 

Responsible for all operations including quality, materials and contract manufacturers of all equipment.

 

 

 

NASHUA CORPORATION, Nashua, NH                                                                                     1979-1999

 

General Manager, Cartridge Products – A $25M remanufacturer of laser toner cartridges

 

Held P&L responsibility for the business which remanufactured and marketed laser printer cartridges for the office supplies market.

 

  • · Managed plant operations located in Nogales, Mexico.
  • · Sourced empty cartridges worldwide by container load
  • Implemented cost reductions that achieved 200% of target
  • Reduced quality related field returns from greater than 10% to less than 1.5% of sales
  • Improved internal test yields from 65% to 95% with a corresponding reduction in rework
  • Reduced inventories from over 120 to less than 45 days of sales
  • Reduced product development time from more than one year to less than six months

 

 

 

General Manager, Toner Products Division

 

Held P&L responsibility for this $55M business unit which manufactured and marketed copier/printer toners for the office supplies market

 

  • Established the first fully integrated manufacturing cell in the business
  • Reduced field returns from more than 8% to less than 3% of sales
  • Improved direct labor productivity by more than 20%

 

 

 

Director of Technology, Coated products

 

Directed all product and process development for the Coated Graphics Products and Tape Divisions.  

 

Directed the quality and process improvement efforts for a crisis team at the thin film disk media operation in California. The company was able to sell the business profitably after improvements were implemented.

 

 

 

General Manager, Graphics Products Division

 

Held P&L responsibility for this $50M business unit which coated thermal, carbonless and dry gum paper products.

 

  • Identified and implemented a 20% reduction of waste and cycle time for direct thermal product.
  • Achieved cost reductions exceeding $750,000 per year

 

 

 

Process Engineering Manager, Computer Products Division

 

Directed all new product, quality and process improvement activities for a $50M business unit that manufactured rigid disk media.

 

  • Directed the start-up of JIT, SPC and improvement teams under the guidance of  Dr. W. Edwards Deming
  • Led a multi-level cross-functional team of colleagues achieving a 40% cost reduction for savings of $1M annually.
  • Improved yields from 45% to 95% while reducing WIP and cycle time

 

 

 

Education

 

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

 

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA

 

M.B.A., Rivier College, Nashua, NH

 

Ametek Inc. - Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

 

 

 

Community Activities

 

Past President, Lowell Jaycees.

 

      Director, Lowell Jaycees Housing Corporation

 

Healthful Horizons January 2014 Newsletter

Opportunities to improve your health for 2014

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Healthful Horizons | Dawn Bell, Certified Health Coach

turn over new leaf
Happy New Year! I am grateful for the cycles of the year and the natural opportunity for new beginnings and growth as we start a new calendar. Today I'm offering you the opportunity take advantage of that cycle yourself. If you're not sure where to start with setting goals for the coming year, check out my tips for getting unstuck. Or if you've already set some intentions for personal growth that happen to include improving your health, consider a jumpstart with my online sugar cleanse! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014.

To your health,

Dawn Bell
Certified Health Coach, AADP

Getting Unstuck

I've found that even those of us who are the most motivated toward positive change usually struggle when it comes to articulating personal goals. It can be from fear of failure, or sometimes even fear of success! If you want to get unstuck but don't know where to start, try asking yourself these questions... Click to read...

Get Off The Sugar Roller Coaster!

Imagine what it would be like to have boundless energy... What would your life look like if you had the energy to accomplish everything on your list each day, and more? 

Many of us are on a daily roller coaster of energy, mood and productivity, and don’t realize that we are being controlled by SUGAR. This ten-day guided online cleanse is intended to help you break free of the endless sugar cycle once and for all. Details here. Don't miss out on this opportunity to jumpstart good health for 2014!


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Upcoming Events

Workshop - Eating Your Feelings (January 16, 6:30 p.m., Andover, MA)
Sugar Cleanse - Get Off the Sugar Roller Coaster! (January 20-31, online)

Now available on Amazon.com! 

Although geared towards those with food sensitivities, I've designed the recipes in this cooking guide to be enjoyed by all! Click for details...

About Dawn

As a health coach, I understand that there is no one perfect diet for everyone, and that good nutrition is about more than just food. I am committed to helping others learn how to nourish themselves in the best way possible. Learn how I can help you resolve the effects of unsupportive foods and stress on your digestion and your overall health at www.healthfulhorizons.com.

 

Healthful Horizons January Newsletter

Opportunities to improve your health for 2014

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Healthful Horizons | Dawn Bell, Certified Health Coach

turn over new leaf
Happy New Year! I am grateful for the cycles of the year and the natural opportunity for new beginnings and growth as we start a new calendar. Today I'm offering you the opportunity take advantage of that cycle yourself. If you're not sure where to start with setting goals for the coming year, check out my tips for getting unstuck. Or if you've already set some intentions for personal growth that happen to include improving your health, consider a jumpstart with my online sugar cleanse! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014.

To your health,

Dawn Bell
Certified Health Coach, AADP

Getting Unstuck

I've found that even those of us who are the most motivated toward positive change usually struggle when it comes to articulating personal goals. It can be from fear of failure, or sometimes even fear of success! If you want to get unstuck but don't know where to start, try asking yourself these questions... Click to read...

Get Off The Sugar Roller Coaster!

Imagine what it would be like to have boundless energy... What would your life look like if you had the energy to accomplish everything on your list each day, and more? 

Many of us are on a daily roller coaster of energy, mood and productivity, and don’t realize that we are being controlled by SUGAR. This ten-day guided online cleanse is intended to help you break free of the endless sugar cycle once and for all. Details here. Don't miss out on this opportunity to jumpstart good health for 2014!


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Upcoming Events

Workshop - Eating Your Feelings (January 16, 6:30 p.m., Andover, MA)
Sugar Cleanse - Get Off the Sugar Roller Coaster! (January 20-31, online)

Now available on Amazon.com! 

Although geared towards those with food sensitivities, I've designed the recipes in this cooking guide to be enjoyed by all! Click for details...

About Dawn

As a health coach, I understand that there is no one perfect diet for everyone, and that good nutrition is about more than just food. I am committed to helping others learn how to nourish themselves in the best way possible. Learn how I can help you resolve the effects of unsupportive foods and stress on your digestion and your overall health at www.healthfulhorizons.com.

 

Resume for David Norman

David Norman

Business Analyst

Problem Solving     Communication      Leadership

 

My project success rate, defined as accuracy of software and meeting the target date, is over 95%, far greater than the software industry success rate cited as between 40%-60%.  At my latest position I successfully implemented 14 clients assigned to me.  In addition senior management transferred  2 clients whose implementations were stagnating and in jeopardy to me.  Both clients completed user acceptance testing and were “live” by their target date. 

 

COMPETENCIES:

PL/SQL                                               Analysis/Problem-Solving                   Integrity

SQL                                                     Communication Skills                         Can-do Attitude

Cascade Style Sheets                        Project Leadership                             Independent               

 

 

 

 

                                              “…I can say unequivocally David is the best vendor account manager I have worked with. He and I worked together through some complex technical challenges, and I always felt like we were a complete team… I appreciated his can-do attitude, thoroughness, and sense of humor.”

Michael Greenberg, Raytheon Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

“… Dave’s initiatives, significantly lowered the risks and…shortened the timeframe needed to complete the project. ... Dave proved to be a creative

problem solver … and showed the initiative to bring about valuable solutions…. (Dave is) a person of the highest moral caliber and character.”

Paul F. Meagher, President,WCRIB

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

CyberGrants Inc., Business Analyst/Account Coordinator, February 2005 – April 2013, Andover, MA

  • Analyzed client’s business processes and configured CyberGrants software for 14 clients (including Fortune 500 corporations) which led to 14 accurate implementations by client’s target date.
  • Designed technical solutions for evolving business needs which led to fewer manual processes for the client and a sense of partnership with client.
  • Determined a need for a “Data Migration” how-to document; formed a committee to delineate steps and developed test SQL queries then authored a road-map document for other managers which led to accurate data migrations.
  • Wrote PL/SQL scripts to research problems for other managers which led to fewer submissions to the development team to research and faster resolution of problems.

 

Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts (WCRIB), Software Applications Manager, September 2000 – April 2003, Boston, MA

  • Assessed requirements, designed database and tested software for Data Quality Incentive program which led to successful implementation in 3 months.
  • Convinced WCRIB President to implement a testing process which enabled the transition to new software from day one with minimal errors and interruption to daily work.
  • Managed 5 person development team and maintained staff morale during the 10 month period when WCRIB transitioned to a new platform/application and staff would be laid off.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“(completion of FSAS) was a tremendous achievement … that many did not believe feasible.… Although it is difficult to single out individuals…, I would like to mention three: 1) David Norman, who joined the project late, unexpectedly assumed the lead role for mainframe applications, and provided the expertise and leadership needed…”

Donald E. Ward, Chief, Planning Methods Division, U.S. Department of Transportation

 

 

 

“…the improvements you have made to OVRS will greatly enhance the system’s efficiency and user friendliness. On behalf of the secretarial staff and security users of OVRS, … thank you.”

Ray Leavitt, Corporate Security, MITRE Corporation

 

 

 

PREVIOUS  EXPERIENCE:

Michael Anthony Associates, Technical Consultant to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

  • Developed an on-line application for the Department of Transitional Assistance to verify participation in MA state work program which enabled Commonwealth to ensure compliance with federal guidelines.
  • Developed a series of reports for the Department of Transitional Assistance to determine compliance for federal guidelines which led to continued funding for programs.

 

Science Applications International Corporation, Project Leader, Cambridge, MA

  • Analyzed business requirements for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) project, Flight Standards and Safety (FSAS) mainframe application which led to the first national, on-line database and reporting system to assess flight safety and standards.
  • Conducted brainstorming session for FSAS systems integration test then wrote integration test plan which discovered numerous coding errors that were remedied prior to the release of the mainframe and client-server applications.
  • Wrote programming specifications, coded, and tested the Regional Automated Mainframe Planning Software (RAMPS) application, the first automated, on-line FAA inspection program for aircraft and personnel.

 

MITRE Corporation, Technical Staff/Programmer Analyst, Bedford, MA

  • Interviewed senior MITRE management for Milestone Tracking System (MTS) application then designed, coded, and tested MTS which enabled MITRE to produce timely reporting of project milestones to U.S. government and military sponsors.
  • Re-engineered, coded and tested the Outgoing Visitor Request System (OVRS) which led to simpler, faster and more accurate data entry, fewer application ABENDs, and significantly higher user satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

            Masters of Education, Tufts University, Medford, MA

            Bachelor of Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

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