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Resume for Ram Das

RAM DAS

7 Willie Street, Lowell, MA 01854.

Ram_Das@student.uml.edu https://www.linkedin.com/in/raamdas978-483-1421

 

PROFILE

 

     Passionate about solving real-world data driven analytical problems and delivering valuable insights.

     Currently, working as a Data Analyst at The Office of Strategic Analysis and Data Management, UML.

     2+ years of experience as an Innovation Analyst at Ernst & Young, India.

     Expert-level experience in Data Science and Visualization tools (R, Python, MySQL, Tableau).

     Hands-on experience in building and implementing predictive models.

     Ability to work with teams of Data Analysts during all stages of Projects.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Business Analytics (3.8/4)                                                                                                         June 2018

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science Engineering                                                                                  May 2013

University of Kerala, India

 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programming Python, R, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Neo4j, Apache Spark.

Machine learning techniques - Classification, Regression, Association, Clustering, ANN, CNN.

Software- IBM SPSS Modeller, Weka, Tableau, MS Access, MS Excel.

 

 

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

 

 

Created and Implemented social media strategies for “Trip is Life a travel company with 885K FB followers

     Analysed social performance, tracked content sharing and measured social conversion which helped in increasing the engagement rate by 20%.

     Identified key contributors and most influential members for partnering and executing new outreach strategies.

     Worked with creative teams and digital communities during creative development for campaigns.

 

Developed a Statistical Model to predict the revenue of a Movie based on TMDB dataset using R.

     Applied various statistical methods such as MLR, Best subset selection, Ridge Regression, Lasso to find the factors affecting the revenue of a movie.

     The model can be used by Movie Production houses to make insightful decisions.

     Data cleaning and pre-processing was carried out using MySQL and R.

     Lasso achieved lowest MSE with lambda value: 0.995.

 

 

Formulated a Customer segmentation model for a Retail Store using Python

     K-means clustering algorithm was used to segment the customers based on various criteria.

     Different Customer prototypes were developed to provide targeted Marketing campaigns.

     A cluster of five groups were developed and plotted their buying behaviour/patterns.

     The outcome of the model can be used to perform promotion, pricing and distribution of products.

 

 

Development of a Deep Neural Network for Predicting Customer Churn Rates in a Bank.

     Deep Neural net algorithm was carried out in Python using Keras framework.

     Model was developed using customer churn rate data from past 6 months.

     Measured the rate of risk by identifying the max. likelihood of each customers leaving the bank.

     An Accuracy of 86.35% was obtained after modelling.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Data Analyst, The Office of Strategic Analysis and Data Management, UML.                   09/2017 - current

     Developed and presented meaningful insights by designing and creating dashboards of student data using Tableau Desktop.

     Automated the task of performing incremental updates to the existing database in MS Access using VBA Macros and SQL queries which reduced 20 hours of monthly work to less than half an hour.

 

Innovation Analyst, Ernst and Young, India.                                                                              03/2013 to 12/2015

     In-house private cloud implementation using OpenStack and providing a platform to help clients in implementing ideas and testing them in physical world.

     Architected and implemented a VoIP telephony network infrastructure within the organization which helps in optimizing operations and efficiency of network solution.

     Utilised Cloud and Big Data solutions for implementing various Business Strategies.

     Worked with clients in delivering exceptional results and quantifiable improvements in metrics such as productivity, cost, quality and time-to-market.

     Gathered information, analysed data, performed top class benchmarks and recommended deep insights into business technologies to develop performance improvements for client services and products.

     ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) v3 certified Professional.

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

     Top 10 @2017 Annual DifferenceMaker $50k Idea Challenge.

     Won first place in Engineering Prototyping competition held at Francis College of Engineering in 2016.

     Top 5 in Annual Creative Venture Competition 2016 @FAHSS, UML.

     An active member of UML Student Research Symposium.

     Participated in various PhD Dissertation Defense at Manning School of Business, Lowell.

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

     ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management.  License: GR750110909RR

     R Basics:  Udemy course certificate

     Python A-Z: Udemy course certificate

     The complete SQL bootcamp: Udemy course certificate

     Machine Learning A-Z: Udemy course certificate

     Tableau A-Z: Udemy course certificate

 

 

REFERENCES

     Girish Ramakrishna                                                                                         email: girish.krishnan.16@gmail.com

Principal Solutions Architect,                                                                      mob: +1 (424) 306 - 9419

Ernst and Young, US.

     Aashish Jain                                                                                                      email: aashish[email protected]uml.edu

System Analyst,                                                                                                mob: +1(978) 934 - 2501

The office of Strategic Analysis and Data Management, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, US.

     Dr. Asil Oztekin                                                                                                 email: asiloztekin@yahoo.com

Associate Professor

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, US.

Have You Met Laurie Cote and Jacqui DiCenso of ReVamped Interiors?

revamped

As Realtor®’s and Certified Decorating Professionals®, Laurie Cote and Jacqui DiCenso formed ReVamped Interiors to fill a need in their real estate marketplace. In an area with such a shortage of inventory, they realized that the most important and beneficial way to help a buyer find a home (or for that matter, help a seller get the most value for their’s) is to enlighten them on the possibilities the home offers. It’s often hard for a seller to see their home’s potential when they are living there day-to-day.

It’s evident when you work with this team that their experience benefits both the client’s or seller’s they engage with.  ReVamped will work relentlessly to help you get the most value for your home (or—prevent you from making a change that could have no return on your investment.)

ReVamped Interiors takes home design, redesign or staging to a whole new level. Not only will they go room-by-room inside your home but will also make suggestions on the curb appeal — therefore providing a complete home assessment

Be sure to check out the ReVamped Interiors website to see all that Laurie and Jacqui have to offer home owners and real estate agents! 

Contact: 

Phone: 978-850-2200 | Website: https://www.revampedinteriors.com/

 

Resume for Sheri Cottreau

Sheri A. Cottreau, Esq.

(978) 239-8286 | [email protected] | www.linkedin.com/in/shericottreau

 

corporate counsel

Commercial Transactions | Supporting Business Organization | Intellectual Property

Corporate counsel with extensive experience in commercial transactions (ranging from $5,000 to $1 million), supporting business organizations, intellectual property, legal training, and providing counsel and advice to all levels of the organization, including executives.  Experience working with sales, finance, operations, information security, marketing, revenue recognition, product management, engineering, and other departments throughout the organization.  Dual background in business and law allows the ability to communicate issues with business teams, propose various strategies to limit risks, and provide guidance and practical solutions. 

 


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Corporate & Business Law

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Commercial Transactions

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Contract Negotiation & Management

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Drafting Vendor & Customer Contracts

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Non-Disclosure & Licensing Agreements

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Corporate Governance

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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Legal Research & Analysis

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Marketing Laws

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Sweepstakes & Contests

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Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

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Legal Advice & Counsel

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Copyrights & Trademarks

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Legal Training

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Strong Written & Oral Communication

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Fast-Pace Environment


 

Professional Experience

INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP, INC. (IDG), Framingham, MA                                                  2010-2017

Handled commercial transactions and intellectual property in a privately held company that provides technology media, data, and marketing services to the information technology industry.  Was called back by IDG’s General Counsel to work in the corporate legal department after being laid-off by IDG’s subsidiary, IDG World Expo Corp.

 

Corporate Counsel, 2011-2017

Trademark Paralegal (Contract), 2010

  • Reviewed, negotiated and drafted various agreements ensuring that such contracts were executed in compliance with company policy and applicable laws and regulations, including:
    • sales agreements, vendor & supplier agreements, consultant agreements, master professional services agreements, licensing agreements, settlement agreements, and statements of work.
  • Reduced cancellation fees by up to 30% by negotiating cancellation terms based on lost profit rather than lost revenue.
  • Saved the company tens of thousands of dollars by negotiating out automatic renewal clauses.
  • Decreased time to close sales and recognized revenue by up to 40% by developing master contracts for use by the sales team.
  • Collaborated with the Associate General Counsel on data privacy issues, including review of privacy policies, registration forms, and business practices.
  • Provided training and advice to editorial staff on proper use of copyrighted images, including Creative Common images, to minimize the company’s liability exposure.
  • Managed 3,000 trademarks worldwide from trademark application through registration and appeal of refusal.
  • Conducted legal research on trademark matters throughout the world and provided legal opinions and advice on such matters to all levels of the organization.

 


 

Sheri A. Cottreau, Esq.

(978) 239-8286 | [email protected] | www.linkedin.com/in/shericottreau | Page 2

 

IDG World Expo Corp., Framingham, MA                                                                                  2002-2009

Handled all legal issues in a privately held subsidiary of International Data Group, Inc (IDG) organizing and hosting conferences, trade shows, and events for the information technology and electronic entertainment industries.

 

Manager, Legal Affairs

  • Reduced negotiation time by 60% through development of a master agreement.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated various contracts ensuring that such contracts were executed in compliance with company policy and applicable laws and regulations, including:

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venue agreements, hotel agreements, exhibitors/client agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, consultant agreements, event management agreements, international sales agreements, licensing agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Counseled and advised all levels of the organization on legal issues and actions affecting commercial disputes.
  • Supported IDG’s General Counsel with domestic and international acquisitions (4 in 3 years):  due diligence, asset purchase agreements, and LLC agreements.
  • Collaborated with IDG’s General Counsel with closing out of business entities, including drafting transfers of ownership/bill of sale; copyright, domain name, and trademark assignment; and all necessary documents to ensure successful closure of the businesses.
  • Oversaw outside counsel, reducing costs by $10,000 and providing industry expertise in pending litigation.
  • Trained marketing staff in telemarketing and e-mail marketing laws and regulations to ensure compliance with the Telemarketing Sales Rules and CAN-SPAM Act and minimize the company’s liability exposure.
  • Researched sweepstakes and contest, within 2 days of request, to determine how to run a legal program; drafted necessary document; prepared and registered program filings; and oversaw program execution to assure compliance with strict regulations in multiple jurisdictions.

 

Professional Affiliations

Member,Women’s Bar Association

Member,New England Corporate Counsel Association

 

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Bar Overseers Number 653560

United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

 

Education | Career Development

Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, MA

Juris Doctorate

 

Nichols College, Dudley, MA

Master of Business Administration, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society

Resume for Elspeth L. Cheung

Elspeth Loren Cheung

            (603) 236-2705 | [email protected] | www.linkedin.com/in/ElspethCheung

 



EDUCATION

Candidate for Bachelor of Arts in Business | Marketing Concentration|3.71 GPA| University Scholar May 2018

University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

Leader by Example Award for the 2016 to 2017 Year

Winter Symposium People’s Choice Award for the Creation of the Stress Relief App for the 2017 Year

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts | Rotaract/Rotary Scholarship Recipient                                             August 2014

Nashua Community College, Nashua, NH


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Student Senate Treasure

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Finance Committee Chair

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Inaugural Brave 5K Run Committee

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Visual Arts Club Member


 



INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Strategic Marketing Services Intern                                                                            January 2018 to March 2018

Polaris Direct, LLC, Hooksett, NH


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Copywriting for internal and external marketing and promotional projects

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An active participant in brainstorming sessions

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Market research by industry and customer

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Assist with social media management and strategy by monitoring social channels for trending news and ideas

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Capture and analyzing social media metrics

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Support the sales team with ongoing marketing communications for their prospecting efforts

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Assist the creative team on various business related tasks


Retirement Services Participant Call Center Analyst Intern                           September 2015 to November 2015


ADP, Salem, NH


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Analyze Data

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Research Current Processes

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CRM

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Track and record issues within various processes

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Call Flow


 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Enactus Student Leadership                                                                                           September 2014 to May 2015


National Opening Round Champions April 2015

Fundraising Co-Chair


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Created awareness through social media, word-of-mouth and flyers collect and deliver 25 bicycles, 16 locks and 10 lights for Liberty House-transitional housing veterans

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Delegated tasks to team members, assessed situations to determine when to intervene and delivered appropriate feedback to adjust inaccuracies

 

Dean’s Office Assistant and Front Desk Greeter                                                                April 2015 to June 2017

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Assist Executive Assistant in the Dean’s Office with special projects and clerical support such as maintaining office inventory, scanning, copying, filing, shredding, spreadsheets, and organizing.

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Welcome and acknowledge visitors, students and faculty; anticipate needs and direct appropriately; maintain confidentiality; perform clerical duties for Dean’s office as assigned

 



LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL

Lions Clubs International                                                                                                November 2013 to Present

Manchester Lions Club, Manchester, NH | 44N

Recipient of the Lion of the Year Award for the 2013 to 2014 Year


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Social Media Chair                                                                                                                  August 2015 to Present

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Board of Directors                                                                                                                    July 2014 to July 2017

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President of Manchester Lions Club                                                                                      June 2015 to July 2016


RELATED SKILLS

MIT App Inventor 2 | Social Media | Airtable | Mandarin Chinese-elementary | Wrike | HTML 5

Resume for Sharuu Mahenthiran

SHARUU MAHENTHIRAN

978-435-5762 · [email protected]

                                                                                        US Citizen

 

  

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Strong working knowledge of all business areas including: Data analysis and Data mining and Data Management in healthcare environment

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Programming Languages SAS, R, & SPSS

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SQL

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PeopleSoft

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MS Office Products

 

EXPERIENCE

Statistical Programmer, New England Research Institute, Watertown, MA                                                                                    2017

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Provided hands-on support and technical guidance to clinical teams on SAS programming

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Assisted with existing clinical SAS codes and wrote documentation for clinical trials project

 

Healthcare Analyst II, Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA                                                                                                           2016 - 2017

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Managed and responsible for healthcare measures for various products in a relational database environment

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Manipulated and analyzed large healthcare datasets from the data warehouses and other database programs

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Wrote SAS queries and developed programming logic as needed to execute health measures reporting and data analysis

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Used advanced programming skills such as SAS/Base, SAS/Macros and SAS/SQL for large claims data in healthcare environment

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Participates with clinical analytics team to validate the final results and update into Excel spreadsheet for audit

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Performed quality assurance procedures on large sets of data and resolved discrepancies in a timely manner

 

Statistical Research Analyst, PointRight Inc., Cambridge, MA                                                                                                     2012 - 2014                                         

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Extracted and managed data; conducted advanced analyses using programming language SAS

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Worked on the creation of and ran automation of analytical reports; converted SAS programs to R programming codes

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Collaborated with data analytics team in statistical modeling; developed analyses through  SAS programming tool

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Prepared analyses; used advanced Excel functions including macros to created models, charts for internal special projects

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Provided healthcare based analytical and statistical guidance to sales and business development managers

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Partnered with other Statistical analyst to brainstorm and develop strategies for how to solve challenging problems

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Verified strong all data integrity before presenting the final statistical reports & data

 

Data Analyst, TripAdvisor Inc. Needham, MA                                                                                                                                         2012

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Designed and developed analytical reports for Senior Statistician; also produced datasets, reports and graphics

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Managed and analyzed large web analytics data utilizing SPSS language and Microsoft Excel

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Interpreted researched results; created reports, tables, graphs for data analytics team member’s

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Worked independently and created Microsoft Excel models; used for analyses and provided well written detailed reporting results

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Partnered with business development and technical team to maintain data quality and identify discrepancies as updates

    

Analyst, Lasership Inc. Woburn, MA                                                                                                                                                   2011 - 2012

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Abstracted large datasets from SQL database and used for reporting and analytical needs; produced reports, charts, tables

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Identified and executed appropriate analytical procedures to resolve problems and ensured accuracy 

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Assisted and maintained large hierarchy data management utilizing MS Excel database, in data operation

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Identified and communicated the final analyzed reports using SQL modeling languages and Microsoft Excel

 

Data Analyst Assistant, Duty Free Americas, Boston, MA                                                                                                              2009 - 2011

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Collected and updated MS Excel models; consumer data on a continuous basis, using SQL database server

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Over show for data de-duplication, data cleansing, large hierarchy management and trend analysis

 

Data Assistant, Philips Lifeline, Framingham, MA                                                                                                                            2007 - 2009

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Updated consumer’s financial data into PeopleSoft database; used for analysis and PowerPoint presentations

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Assisted in the preparation of standard reports / deliverables utilizing Microsoft Excel, Minitab and SQL

 

EDUCATION

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY                                 

Bachelor of Science, Major: Applied Statistics, Concentration: Economics                                                                                   2007

  

Boston University, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                                            2016-2017

  • SAS with Statistical Applications
  • R Programming Language

Meet Doug Carlson of Carlson Associates Insurance

doug

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Phone: 781-587-1000 | Website: http://agents.healthmarkets.com/dcarlson

Resume for Jeff Olson

 

JEFF OLSON

Chelmsford, MA                                        [email protected]                                              (978) 758-3330

 

 

SUMMARY

An innovative scientific leader with extensive management experience in the biotech industry with emphasis on developing and validating new molecular biology methods for emerging technologies and adapting these cutting-edge technologies to a variety of uses both in R&D and clinical procedures.  A broad range of experience in different company settings ranging from initial startups to multinational companies.  Experience in the area of Sales and Marketing with strong interpersonal skills and presentation skills.

 

Experience

Bio-Rad, Inc.,Billerica, MA (acquired RainDance Technologies, February 2017)                   2017 – 2018      

Director, Genomic Applications

Headed projects centered around Bio-Rad’s bead technology to increase the manufacturing capacity for bead generation and to demonstrate feasibility for bead-based targeted sequencing.                                                                    

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Led an effort to scale-up the bead manufacturing process for the ddSEQ Single Cell next generation sequencing (NGS) application to meet increasing demand for the product.  The new procedure was transferred to Manufacturing and validated for market introduction.

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Headed a project to develop a droplet-based bead delivery technology for targeted sequencing for NGS.  Initial feasibility was demonstrated.

 

RainDance Technologies, Inc., Billerica, MA                                                                     2008 – 2017

Director, Genomic Applications                                                                                                                   

Directed the feasibility, development, optimization, and release of products to the market for multiple applications for the ThunderStorm, ThunderBolts and RainDrop systems which are based on the RainDance proprietary droplet technology

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Developed and released to market targeted NGS sequence enrichment applications including:

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DNA sequencing.

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Bisulfite sequencing for methylation analysis.

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RNA sequencing.

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Developed and released to market RainDrop digital PCR applications including:

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Multiplexed dPCR assays.

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High sensitivity copy number detection assay for noninvasive prenatal DNA testing for trisomy.

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Led feasibility demonstrations of new applications using the RainDance droplet technology:

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Single cell analysis.

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Linked reads.

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High sensitivity variant detection using NGS sequence enrichment.

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Responsible for writing and executing development plans to meet application and instrument performance targets along with verification and validation plans for manufacturing and release of product to the market.

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Managed proof of performance and collaboration studies to support the activities of the sales and marketing team and to demonstrate the capabilities of the current applications.

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Managed two bioinformatics scientists responsible for the development of tools necessary for targeted sequencing on NGS instruments.

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Primer design pipelines for the ThunderStorm and ThunderBolts applications.

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Pipelines for the analysis of data generated by the targeted DNA application, RNA application, Single Cell and Linked Reads applications

 


Sequenom, Inc.,Newton, MA                                                                                                            2005 – 2008

Senior Manager, Technology and Applications                                                                                       

Scientific support for the sales and marketing team.

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Traveled with the sales force throughout North America and overseas and delivered seminars at universities and private institutions on the science and technology behind Sequenom’s MassARRAY instrument and applications in the areas of high throughput genotyping, quantitative gene expression, SNP detection and quantitative methylation analysis.

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Identified potential collaboration opportunities of scientific value to Sequenom.  Managed the running of collaborations from start to finish including experimental design and data analysis.

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Managed feasibility studies for potential customers including study design and presentation of data.

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Held workshops with existing customers to help them better understand and utilize the MassARRAY instrument and its applications.

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Developed new applications for Sequenom’s MassARRAY platform including copy number detection and low percentage mutation detection in tumor tissue samples.

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Performed market research to evaluate the needs of customers in the areas of genotyping, gene expression and methylation.

 

Additional Relevant Experience

Exact Sciences Inc., Marlborough, MA                                                                                        

Director, Translational Research                                                                                                                 

Managed the clinical laboratory, heading laboratory screening and assay development research in the field of molecular diagnostics.

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Supervised Clinical Laboratory screening samples using PreGen-PlusTM stool DNA colorectal cancer assay.

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Supervised Quality Control group producing reagents for PreGen-PlusTM assay for internal/external clients.

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Managed key relationships with outside collaborators.

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Directed research projects across multiple functional groups yielding improved assay performance and cost reduction.

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Developed new DNA markers for 2nd generation stool DNA colorectal cancer assay with improved sensitivity.

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Demonstrated loss of DNA sensitivity due to sample degradation during transport and its subsequent recovery through the addition of a stabilization buffer.

 

Variagenics/Nuvelo, Inc., Cambridge, MA                                                                            

Senior Director, Molecular Biology                                                                                                            

Directed development and oversaw all phases of Variagenics’ pharmacogenomic screening platforms.

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Senior Member of the Research and Development Operating Committee.

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Played key role in new business development including contract development.

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Managed internal and client pharmacogenomic analysis projects.

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Developed budgets and timelines for major $1 million+ corporate programs.

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Supervised 30 scientists handling, processing and screening patient samples for internal/client projects including:

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Sample Logistics, Assay Development, DNA Sequencing, Genotyping, RNA Expression Analysis and Pathology.

Director of Technology Development                                                                                                         

Managed Technology Development Group creating/developing core technologies.

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Invented Nucleave-RETM proprietary second generation mass spectrometry genotyping method.

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Invented proprietary haplotyping technology.  Adapted procedure for patient screening.

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Demonstrated initial proof of concept for using mass spectrometry genotyping by chemical cleavage of DNA which led to the NucleaveTM genotyping platform. Participated in product development and commercial launch.

 


Senior Scientist                                                                                                                                                  

Directed post-acquisition integration of technology and personnel (from Avitech to Variagenics)

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Coordinated efforts between teams adapting T4 endonuclease VII assay for high throughput polymorphism screening.

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Managed high throughput polymorphism discovery group focused on identifying polymorphisms for entry into a proprietary database.

 

Research Scientist                                                                                                                                             

Oversaw multiple projects directed at discovering allele specific cancer therapeutics.

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Instrumental in initial lab set-up including build-out.

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Screened and characterized tumor cells lines homozygous and heterozygous for amino acid polymorphism in thiopurine methyl-transferase gene for growth inhibition drug response.

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Cloned and expressed in bacteria and mammalian cells, various constructs of the transferrin receptor harboring an amino acid polymorphism. 

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The expressed proteins were used in an attempt to generate polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies capable of binding differentially to each allelic form of the transferring receptor causing inhibition of function.

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Established initial polymorphism detection procedure (SSCP) to screen target genes for polymorphisms.

 

Ares Advanced Technology (Ares Serono, Inc.), Randolph, MA                                   

Principal Investigator                                                                                                                                     

Headed Endogenous Gene Activation Project.

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Developed technique of using gene targeting through homologous recombination to activate the expression of silent endogenous genes by the insertion of a transcriptionally active promoter 5' of a protein coding region.

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Expressed therapeutically relevant human genes in human cell lines using Endogenous Gene Activation technique.

 

 

Angenics, Inc., Cambridge, MA                                                                                                         

Scientist                                                                                                                                                               

Oversaw the diagnostic DNA probe project.

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Successfully adapted immunodiagnostic latex bead assay to detect nucleic acid sequences in biological samples.

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Developed proprietary enhanced sensitivity DNA amplification method.

 

Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN                                                                                                

Ph.D. program, Department of Microbiology.  Completed all course work and passed Ph.D. qualifying exam.

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA                                                                         

Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology

 

Awards

Sequenom, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                2007

Outstanding Sales Support Award – Awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the support of sales activity.

RainDance Technologies, Inc.                                                                                                                                    2014

Eclipse Award - Recognizes outstanding contribution to RainDance through discovery, development or implementation of new technology, science or business practices that meaningfully enhance the customer experience and our future business.


Publications

 

Laurent-Puig, P., Pekin, D., Normand, C., Kotsopoulos, S.K., Nizard, P., Perez Toralla, K., Rowe, R., Olson, J., Srinivasan, P., Le Corre, D., Hor, T., El Harrak, Z., Li, X., Link, D.R., Bouche, O., Emile, J-F., Landi, B., Boige, V., Hutchison, J.B., Taly, V.  Clinical Relevance of KRAS-mutated Sub-clones Detected with Picodroplet Digital PCR in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Treated with anti-EGFR Therapy”, Clinical Cancer Research, 21(5):1087-1097, March 1, 2015

 

Milbury, C.A., Zhong, Q., Lin, J., Williams, M., Olson, J., Link, D.R., Hutchison J.B., “Determining lower limits of detection of digital PCR assays for cancer-related gene mutations”, Biomolecular Detection and Quantification, 1:8-22, August 20, 2014.

 

Didelot, A., Kotsopoulos, S.K., Lupo, A., Pekin, D., Li, X., Atochin, I., Srinivasan, P., Zhong, Q., Olson, J., Link, D.R., Laurent-Puig, P., Blons, H., Hutchison, J.B., Taly, V., “Multiplex picoliter-droplet digital PCR for quantitative assessment of DNA integrity in clinical samples”, Clinical Chemistry, 59(5):815-823, May 2013.

 

Abdou ElSharawy, Jason Warner, Jeff Olson, Michael Forster, Markus B. Schilhabel, Darren Link, Stefan Rose-John, Stefan Schreiber, Philip Rosenstiel, James Brayer and Andre Franke, “Accurate variant detection across non-amplified and whole genome amplified DNA using targeted next generation sequencing”, BMC Genomics, 13(1):500, September 20, 2012.

 

Karen E. Ocwieja, Scott Sherrill-Mix, Rithun Mukherjee, Rebecca Custers-Allen, Patricia David, Michael Brown, Susana Wang, Darren R. Link, Jeff Olson, Kevin Travers, Eric Schadt and Frederic D. Bushman, “Dynamic regulation of HIV-1 mRNA populations analyzed by single-molecule enrichment and long-read sequencing”, Nucleic Acids Research, 40(20):10345-10355, November 1, 2012.

 

Olivier Harismendy, Richard B Schwab, Lei Bao, Jeff Olson, Sophie Rozenzhak , Steve K Kotsopoulos, Stephanie Pond, Brian Crain, Mark S Chee, Karen Messer, Darren R Link and Kelly A Frazer, “Detection of low prevalence somatic mutations in solid tumors with ultra-deep targeted sequencing”, Genome Biology, 12(12):R124, December 20, 2011

 

H. Kiyomi Komori, Sarah A. LaMere, Ali Torkamani, G. Traver Hart, Steve Kotsopoulos, Jason Warner, Michael L. Samuels, Jeff Olson, Steven R. Head, Phillip Ordoukhanian, Pauline L. Lee, Darren R. Link and Daniel R. Salomon, “Application of microdroplet PCR for large-scale targeted bisulfite sequencing”, Genome Research, 21(10):1738-1745, October 21, 2011.

 

Qun Zhong, Smiti Bhattacharya, Steven Kotsopoulos, Jeff Olson, Valerie Taly, Andrew D. Griffiths,

Darren R. Link and Jonathan W. Larson, “Multiplex digital PCR: breaking the one target per color barrier of quantitative PCR”, Lab Chip, 11(13):2167-2174, July 7, 2011.

 

Alexander Herrmann, Andrea Haake, Ole Ammerpohl, Idoia Martin-Guerrero, Karol Szafranski, Kathryn Stemshorn, Michael Nothnagel, Steve K. Kotsopoulos, Julia Richter, Jason Warner, Jeff Olson, Darren R. Link, Stefan Schreiber, Michael Krawczak, Matthias Platzer, Peter Nürnberg, Reiner Siebert, Jochen Hampe, “Pipeline for Large-Scale Microdroplet Bisulfite PCR-Based Sequencing Allows the Tracking of Hepitype Evolution in Tumors”, PLoS One, 6(7):e21332, July 5, 2011.

 

Ryan Tewhey , Jason B Warner, Masakazu Nakano , Brian Libby, Martina Medkova, Patricia H David, Steve K Kotsopoulos, Michael L Samuels, J Brian Hutchison, Jonathan W Larson, Eric J Topol, Michael P Weiner , Olivier Harismendy , Jeff Olson, Darren R Link & Kelly A Frazer “Microdroplet-based PCR enrichment for large-scale targeted sequencing”, Nature Biotechnology, 27(11):1025-1031, November 2009.

 

Jeff Olson, Duncan H. Whitney, Kristine Durkee and Anthony P. Shuber.  “DNA Stabilization is Critical for Maximizing Performance of Fecal DNA Based Colorectal Cancer Tests”, Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, 14(3): 183-191, September 2005.

 

Wei-Dong Chen , Z. James Han , Joel Skoletsky , Jeff Olson , Jerome Sah , Lois Myeroff , Petra Platzer , Shilong Lu , Dawn Dawson , Joseph Willis , Theresa P. Pretlow , James Lutterbaugh , Lakshmi Kasturi , James K. V. Willson , J. Sunil Rao ,

 

Anthony Shuber , Sanford D. Markowitz, “Detection in Fecal DNA of Colon Cancer – Specific Methylation of the Nonexpressed Vimentin Gene”, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 97(15):1124-1132, August 3, 2005.

 

Steven Hecht Orzack, Daniel Gusfield, Jeff Olson, Steven Nesbitt, Lakshman Subrahmanyan,Vincent P. Stanton, Jr., “Analysis and Exploration of the Use of Rule-Based Algorithms and Consensus Methods for the Inferral of Haplotypes”, Genetics, 165(2): 915-928, October, 2003.

 

Jia Liu Wolfe, Tomohiko Kawate, David A. Sarracino, Martin Zillmann, Jeffrey Olson, Vincent P. Stanton, Jr., and Gregory L. Verdine, "A Genotyping Strategy Based on Incorporation and Cleavage of Chemically Modified Nucleotides", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 99(17):11073-11078, August 20, 2002.

 

Ann E. Ferentz and Jeff Olson. “Using Haplotyping for Drug-Response Markers.  Tutorial: Identifying Genetic Markers Associated with Drug Response.” Genetic Engineering News, 22(6):34-39, March 15, 2002

 

Anneloor L. M. A. Ten Asbroek, Jeffrey Olson, David Housman, Frank Baas and Vince Stanton, Jr., “Genetic Variation in mRNA Coding Sequences of Highly Conserved Genes”, Physiological Genomics 5(3):113-118, April, 2001.

 

James P. Basilion, Andrea R. Schievella, Erica Burns, Patrice Rioux, Jeffrey C. Olson, Brett P. Monia, Kristina M. Lemonidis, Vincent P. Stanton, Jr. and David E. Housman.  “Selective Killing of Cancer Cells Based on Loss of Heterozygosity and Normal Variation in the Human Genome: A New paradigm for Anticancer Drug Therapy”, Molecular Pharmacology, 56(2): 359-369, August, 1999.

 

PATENTS

 

“Compositions and Methods for Molecular Labeling”, Michael Samuels, Jeffrey Charles Olson, Andrew Watson, Keith Brown, Darren Roy Link, Patent No. 9,150,852, Issued October 6, 2015.

 

“Digital Analyte Analysis”, Jeffrey Olson, Darren R. Link, Patent No. 9,228,229, Issued January 5, 2016.

 

“Methods for Genetic Analysis of DNA to Detect Sequence Variances”, Jeffrey Olson, Martin Zillmann and Vincent Stanton, Patent No. 8,129,120, Issued March 6, 2012.

 

“Restriction Enzyme Genotyping”, Jeffrey Olson, Martin Zillmann and Vincent Stanton, Patent No. 7,435,541, Issued October 14, 2008

 

“Method for Identifying Polymorphisms”, Vince P. Stanton, Jr., Jia Liu Wolfe, Tomohiko Kawate, Gregory L. Verdine, Jeffrey Olson and Colin Dykes, Patent No. 6,825,009, Issued November 30, 2004.

 

“Genotyping by Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Allelic Fragments”, Vincent P. Stanton, Jr., Jeffrey Olson, Jia Liu Wolfe, and Martin Zillmann, Patent No. 6,777,188, Issued August 17, 2004.

 

“Methods for Genetic Analysis of DNA Using Biased Amplification of Polymorphic Sites”, Jeffrey Olson, Martin Zillmann, and Vincent Stanton, Patent No. 6,475,736, Issued November 5, 2002.

 

 

Resume for Joanna Dumas

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978.317.5003                                                                                                                          [email protected]        
Ayer, MA 01432                                                                              
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanna-dumas/

Building Trusting Relationships + Optimizing Processes = Delivering Performance Results

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Program & People Manager/Director for Social Services, Educational and Disabilities Programs

Extensive background in community-based program management.Unique combination of professional and personal strengths—from both the head and the heart—offering a successful, productive management style and a dedication to helping others. Seeking to provide similar success in a non profit or mission-focus organization.

High-level skills include:


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Building Relationships

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Outreach & Networking

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Customer Service

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Marketing

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Advocacy

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Presentation


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Collaboration with Diverse Staff/ Partners

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Communication


 

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & ORGANIZATIONAL VALUE

 

The Cambridge Institute of International Education - Waltham, MA                                                              2014-2017

(Currently Cambridge Network) International student program provider, partnering with 200+ private/public high schools served by eight offices in the U.S. and China.

Senior Manager of Program Operations: Progressed from Residential Manager through Team Leader, to Senior Manager role. Supported 200 international students, their host families, and 25 schools through operations, financial, and service management. Managed a team of seven remote Support Services Coordinators, from interviewing and onboarding through performance evaluation and professional development.

                                                                                                               

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Developed and empowered staff through clear communication of expectations and hands-on leadership.

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Identified competency gaps in staff. Conceived, developed, and executed an online program enhancing new-hire training. Improved knowledge base of company, Chinese education and culture, processes, and responsibilities of role, with program remaining in place until hire of corporate trainer.

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Delivered a 6% increase in private school enrollment, during year when company-wide enrollment was down 15% from previous year; Converted energetic, high-touch school relationship management and support to concrete results.

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Spearheaded and implemented the best practice of the Parents Program of the ICO, the In-country orientation program for up to 2000 incoming students and families annually.

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Achieved company-high 90% host-family retention rate (company average 75%–80%), while expanding base by 20% through proactive social media, school partnership, and relationship-building with current host families

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Contributed to establishment of measurable key performance indicators, creating management visibility and resultant improvements in staff performance across multiple functional areas, including report submission in-budget completion of student enrichment activities, school relationships, and timely grievance resolution.

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Achieved under-budget regional financial management, motivated staff creativity in the planning and coordination of free, low-cost, or group-discounted events that were well attended.

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Maximized operational efficiency, proactively addressing atypical procedural issues arising from student moves, school transfers, etc. through development and distribution of best practices guides to managers and staff.

 

Massachusetts MENTOR                - Lawrence, MA                                                                                                                  2013-2014
Non-profit community-based program serving children and adolescents requiring a higher level of care and clinical support than traditional foster care models.

Clinical Supervisor:Earned clinical supervisor role following three months as temporary employee, managing four Program Service Coordinators in the development and implementation of service plans ensuring service quality for 40–50 children in intensive foster care                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Supported foster care children in the accomplishment of social, emotional, and relationship goals; demonstrated empathetic listening skills and support in helping children make healthy decisions

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Reduced the number of escalated situations by approximately 15%, modeling and coaching successful interactions and communications with children in the care of service coordinators.

 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) - Lowell, MA                          2012-2013           

Non-profit organization protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families through pregnancy/parenting support, clinical mental health counseling and care coordination, adoptive/foster parent support services and advocacy.


 

Wraparound Intensive Care Coordinator: Managed caseload of 8–10 adolescents with mental health diagnoses. Assessed, collaboratively developed, implemented, and evaluated individualized care plans, using the wraparound process.

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Engaged families through home visits, mentoring them in strength-based goal development to achieve and sustain success.

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Ensured responsiveness to youth and family needs, listening and honoring views, and mentoring in the facilitation of positive conversations when challenges arose.               

                                                                                                                                               

Child Development Center - Bozeman, MT                                                                                                               2010-2011           

Non-profit organization supporting children with developmental delays and disabilities through evaluation and diagnostic services, early intervention, and family education/support.

Intake Coordinator: Hired as sole professional in Bozeman office, serving the community as the only agency offering assessments to diagnose developmental delays in preschool-age children; contributed to Child Development Center program growth, increasing role from part-time to full-time.

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Assisted 50 families, growing center and its visibility through community, physician, and conference presentations.

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Observed and screened candidates through in-person visits; Developed written actions plans for families, including clinical findings, recommendations, and resources.

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Created resource guide for parents of children with disabilities as Master’s thesis and used as foundational program support.

 

Family Outreach - Bozeman, MT                                                                                                                                  2010-2011
Non-profit, home-visiting agency serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities or developmental delays through education and support services. Serves average of 600 active monthly consumers in Southwestern Montana.

Community Outreach Coordinator and Family Support Specialist: Generated public awareness and a 15% increase in referrals of eligible children for program created through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Built relationships with community organizations and parent groups, advocated for families, and collaborated with local Child and Family Services and treatment teams in assessment, home visits, case management.

 

Dept of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University - Bozeman, MT                         2006-2010                                                                                                        

Student Affairs Coordinator

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Coordinated departmental events, managed graduate student admission, provided administrative support


EDUCATION

 

Masters in Health and Human Development; Family Science Option                                                 Bozeman, MT                                                          

Montana State University                                                                                                                            

 

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism                                                                                                                                           Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts

 

VOLUNTEER SERVICE, PUBLICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Volunteer Service: Envision Success Project – Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, Current; Humane Society for Greater Nashua, Current; Heart of Valley Animal Shelter, Past.

Publications: Co-Author – Non-Fiction Book, Too Many Men on The Ice; Contributor, Montana Parent magazine; Massachusetts Public Service Campaigns, print and radio

Professional Associations: Toastmasters, past; Past President and Member, Bozeman Special Education PTA.

Resume for Abe Siliman

Abe Siliman           203.651.9900            [email protected]

 

Education (University of Hartford)

 

2016                Masters of Business Administration (3.90/4.0GPA)  

                        Capstone project on the strategic and financial acumen of 3M

                        Nominated for Regents Award (most inspiring graduate student) in academic excellence

 

2015                Double Bachelors, Economics/Finance & Business Management (3.34/4.0GPA)

                        Featured for philanthropic work in the Aurora Foundation Annual Newsletter

                        Emily J. Panik Award Recipient: Economics/Finance Academic Excellence (2014)

 

Occupational Experience

 

Data and Procurement Analyst (June 2017 – Present)

Connecticut Water, Clinton, CT

Propose, implement and monitor process improvements aligned to procurement’s vision statement and guiding principles as well as the Company’s corporate strategy. Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers regarding appropriate supplier selection for order placements. Uphold process compliance and provide feedback, support and training to improve execution of the purchasing process. Prepare and communicate reports on the purchasing spend, vendor performance and other relevant data.

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Maintain the contract system for WICA construction projects ($18 million budget in 2017)

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Research, analyze, prepare, and communicate reports on the infrastructure process and internal controls

                                                                                            

Organization Supervisor Fraternal Life (April 2015 – December 2016)

University of Hartford,West Hartford, CT

Managed 8 person dedicated staff and supervised over 250 fraternal student community members. Responsible for managing all fraternity and sorority related events and activities on campus. Delegated tasks to staff, managed project timelines, ensured a smooth-running department with high morale. Achieved 96% student retention rate among fraternity members, 22% higher than University benchmark.

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Executive Controller of a $20,000-$30,000 annual department budget, and had final say over all purchasing for the division

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Engaged with the President and Vice President of the University on matters relating to the department acting as a liaison between the student body and University management

 

Product and Business Development Intern (June 2015-September 2015)

One Beacon Insurance Group, Farmington CT

 

Claims Analyst (June 2014-January 2015)

Chubb Specialty Insurance, Simsbury CT

 

Skillsets and Philanthropy

High Level experience in JDE, SAS, SQL, Project, Excel, Visio, Access, PowerPoint and SharePoint

Time spent as a mediator and conflict manager

Organizer of the inaugural University of Hartford Breast Cancer Walk

Organizer of the inaugural ‘Water for Flint’ bottle donation program through the University of Hartford

Volunteer high school basketball coach for the past 6 years (Cheshire, CT)

Conversational in Arabic and Spanish

April Newsletter From Mill City Glass Works

 

 

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last newsletter. Long enough to say I have a new addition to my family, my son Leon, who is minutes away from learning to crawl already. And Luca is now almost 3 years old! We have been busy here at Mill City Glassworks, perfecting new sculpture designs and teaching classes. Have a look below at what’s in store in the near future.

Afterschool program for teens: Starting April 25nd 3:30 – 5:30
We are now offering an after school program for teen’s ages 13-18. Classes will be held on Wednesdays in 6-week sessions. $420 total program cost. There will be makeup classes added as needed. Students will gain an understanding and ability to work with molten glass as a medium, creating pieces such as paperweights, vessels and sculptures. We offer a calm, respectful and creatively stimulating environment. Visit our website to sign up.
 
Weekend Classes:
 
Make your own glass flower: April 7th between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00
Let’s welcome spring by creating your own glass flower. With the help of an instructor you can expect to add color, turn the pipe, blow, and feel the heat. $35 total.
 
Glass Blowing Beginners Weekend April 21st & 22nd 9:00 – 1:00 both Saturday and Sunday
This 8 hour class is ideal for someone who would like to get the full glassblowing experience. Over the course of the weekend, we will develop an understanding of the wonderful material of hot glass. We will start with exercises to build skills, each skill builds onto the next. We will be making solid work the first day and moving towards blowing glass the second day. Student can expect to take home various small sculptures/paperweights, ornaments, and blown vessels. 4 hours each day $265 total.
 
Make your own paperweight: April 21st 2:30 – 5:30
In this 3 hour class we will begin to develop the skills to work with hot glass. The first hour will cover movement, safety, and basic skills. We will slowly progress into making paperweights, developing an eye and a feel for the material. By the end of the third hour our hope is you have an understanding of how glass moves as a material, you are more comfortable, and you have had fun. This is a good introduction class; one can expect to take home 2 paperweights, a lot of knowledge, and a want for more. $100 total. 

BLOWING BUBBLES: April 22nd 2:30-5:30
Glass floats and Ornaments are the basic and introduction to blowing glass. In this three-hour class we will cover movement, safety, and basic skills to add air.  Through teamwork, we will create a variety of blown bubbles. $100 total.
 
 
Cinco De Mayo Celebration- Make your own shot glass: May 5th
Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us exploring open studios and making your own shot glass. Class times will be posted soon so keep checking our website to sign up.
 
Mill City Glassworks would like to thank you for your continued support. We would love to see you at one of our events and classes in the coming months and welcome you to visit during open studios as well. Please continue to spread the word about our programs and work! Happy spring!
 

 

Happy Spring, come make a flower April 7th.

 

Leon 

 

Luca in Northern Argentina before his hair cut.