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IT Specialist

  • Current Role

    Current Role

    As an IT specialist, I lead the Configuration and Change Management areas of CBIIT’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). Concerning primary Configuration Management activities, my team and I customize and implement a central database called the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). Through the CMDB, we amalgamate IT configuration and infrastructure data, allowing our fellow IT teams and business owners to see IT resources across the enterprise. While serving the Change Management team, I help control all IT changes and ensure we execute them without disrupting active IT services. I also support the CBIIT OCIO IT Service Management (ITSM) Team Lead with creating, implementing, and communicating ITSM processes. I am certified in IT service management (ITIL v4), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe® 5), and as an Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner.

  • Background



    • M.S., Applied Information Technology, Towson University
    • B.S., Computer Information Systems, Stevenson University
    • A.S., Computer Information Systems, Carroll Community College
    • A.A., Business Administration, Carroll Community College

    Previous Work

    • Change Manager, Octo Consulting Group
    • Change and Configuration Manager, Ariadne and GRSI
    • Configuration Manager and System Engineer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (contractor for CSRA and Edaptive [subsidiary of ManTech])
    • Senior System Services Representative, IBM