Our Team

Beginning in November of 2008 I have worked in Research Web Services as a Web Developer supporting and developing web applications for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. As a web developer and content management systems technical trainer I will further promote development and utility of our Wiki and Content Management Systems.

For over 12 years I have developed sites using a variety of technologies including X/HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL. I also have experience using VB, ASP, Perl, and MSSQL. I have worked extensively with CMS technologies such as Oxcyon, Rivista, Joomla, and Drupal.

Before coming to CHOP I was the Web Master/Developer for 4 regional magazines; Delaware Today, Main Line Today, Westchester Magazine, and Hudson Valley Magazine. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art and an Associates Degree in Computer Programming from Chubb Institute of Technology. Prior to my career in Web Development I was a middle and high school teacher in Maryland and Japan.

I joined the RIS Web Services team in February of 2011, after completing a co-op working for both the RIS web team and the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, focusing on metrics reporting and search engine optimization. Currently I am responsible for updates to existing sites, in addition to the development of new pages using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and the JOOMLA! content management system.

In addition to web development I manage the Colket Translational Research Building's digital signage display software. The system uses Omnivex Moxie software to display a mix of live and static data on monitors throughout the building.

I graduated from La Salle University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management, and Management Information Systems. I have since been pursuing my Masters degree in Iniformation Systems at Drexel University, which I hope to complete in 2012.

I joined the RIS Web Services in September 2014 as a web developer supporting various research department websites and the research intranet. I am responsible for updating existing sites, in addition to developing new pages using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP, as well as building sites that are in need of a content management system (CMS).

Before coming to CHOP, I was a Web Application Administrator at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. My team supported campus-wide internal and external websites and applications for the University.

I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2003 with a minor in Management Information Systems and a major in Marketing. It wasn't until my first job at The Philadelphia Orchestra where I found my love for developing websites. I was their web manager for five years. After that I was the web developer for University of the Sciences Philadelphia.

When I'm not in front of a computer, I'm at home with my twin girls teaching them beginner HTML.

About Us

Located on the 2nd floor of the Colket Translational Research Building, The Research IS Web Services team designs and supports web sites for investigators, labs, studies, Core Facilities, Affinity Groups, outreach programs, and Centers of Emphasis. The team develops a variety of client-side and database-driven web applications, including search and data gathering functionality, custom login and access restriction, and more.

Web Services posts new content and site updates daily as part of their service to internal clients. In addition, the team provides development support to, and day-to-day administration of, Institute-wide web presences, including the Research Institute public website, the Research Institute intranet and the Share (Wiki) collaborative environment.