Team

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We are made up of passionate people, who are eager and committed to solving real-world problems.
Our professionals are acknowledged leaders in their respected fields with the ability to recognize practical complex enquiries and provide workable answers. We pride ourselves in selecting smart driven people who are devoted to ensuring nothing but phenomenal results that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

Angela Wilson

Dr. Angela Wilson

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

About Angela

Years in the industry: 30

Education: Ph.D. Education from Virginia Tech

What is your greatest professional achievement? Maintaining a small business for over 20 years, while continually growing leading-edge talents and capabilities.

What does SeKON mean to you? Family.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? A passionate results-driven leader, inspiring transparency, accountability and serving with humility.

Favorite quote: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. ” -Philippians 2:3-4

Favorite color: Red

Favorite movie: The Fast & Furious series

Fun fact: I have 5 dogs, including 2 puppies!

Alison Rosen
Chief Performance Officer

About Alison

Years in the industry: 29

Education: Bachelor of Science from State University of New York College at Brockport

What is your greatest professional achievement? Creating a people-first for culture of exceptional performance that champions risk takers, creators and disrupters.

What does SeKON mean to you? I’m able to do my best work at SeKON. I believe in our mission and SeKON gives me the power to significantly affect the results.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Passionate and demanding

Favorite quote: “Be careful of the toes you step on today, for they may be attached to the butt you are kissing tomorrow.”

Favorite color: Purple… the color of royalty

Favorite movie: Terms of Endearment

Fun fact: I was a social worker prior to joining the IT industry.

David Slingbaum
Chief Financial Officer

About David

Years in the industry: 20

Education: Bachelor of Science from Drexel University, MBA from Tulane University

What is your greatest professional achievement? I haven’t done it yet.

What does SeKON mean to you? A company that does meaningful work, and supports the growth and wellbeing of its employees.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Friendly, reserved, and pedantic.

Favorite quote: “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

Favorite color: Zaffre blue

Favorite Movie: The Last Samurai

Fun fact: I’ve lived in the SE, NE, Mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast, and West Coast of the United States.

Theodora

Theodora Petrakis

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

About Theodora

Years in the industry: 25

Education: Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Notre Dame University; Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, Seton Hill University

What is your greatest professional achievement? Creating value in a small business environment to better serve its customers. Growing small businesses strategically, intentionally and purposefully.

What does SeKON mean to you? The freedom and environment that nurtures the desire to visualize and the ability to actualize.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Professional, talented, fun.

Favorite quote: “Inspire and lead.”

Favorite color: Royal blue

Favorite movie: Gone with the Wind

Fun fact: I was an art major for one week!

Tiphanie Forst

Tiphanie Forst

Senior Vice President, Federal Health

About Tiphanie

Years in the industry: 18

Education: Bachelors of Science from Rutgers University, Biological Sciences

What is your greatest professional achievement? Working to modernize healthcare for our Servicemembers and Veterans.

What does SeKON mean to you? A dynamic woman-led company on the frontline of improving healthcare while recognizing the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Energetic, outgoing, and passionate about people.

Favorite quote: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

Favorite color: Hot pink

Favorite movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Fun fact: I’m the mother of five (four boys and one princess). I love to play soccer and paint in my free time.

Claude Crocker

Chief Happiness Officer

About Claude

Years in the industry: 25

Education: Bachelor of Science from Presbyterian

What is your greatest professional achievement? Providing meaningful jobs to hundreds of associates.

What does SeKON mean to you? I believe in doing good things for other people, especially our associates and clients. SeKON is the perfect vehicle for me to act upon my belief.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Friendly

Favorite quote: “Never, never, never quit.”

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump

Fun fact: I hold the college football record for the most fumbles in a single game.

Jerry Parsons

Director, Health Programs

About Jerry

Years in the industry: 38

Education: Bachelors of Science Business Administration, Masters Business Administration from Strayer University

What is your greatest professional achievement? Rejuvenating a failing division that had previously declined 25% year over year to achieve a compounded annual growth rate of 15% for 7 consecutive years. Along with my wife, survived the rearing of two very popular daughters.

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is the ideal company where the owner and leadership team are very talented and have remained true to the values and tenets upon which the company was founded. SeKON is a company of high integrity.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Velvet Steamroller. An inspiring, methodical, objective, and positive leader who finds success through inspiring the team to do their best.

Favorite quote: “It ain’t over till its over!” -Yogi Berra

Favorite color: Green

Favorite movie: 12 Angry Men

Fun fact: Annie McKinney Musick & David Musick, (my 5th great grandparents) and their family were attacked by Indians in 1792 in south western Virginia. While David was killed in the attack, Annie escaped with the children and later married Ephraim Hatfield, (the patriarch of the Hatfield family made famous by the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys). Don’t worry, I didn’t inherit the begrudging traits from Annie’s 2nd husband.

Darren Collins

Director, Health Systems

About Darren

Years in the industry: 17

Education: A.S. Electro/Mechanical

What is your greatest professional achievement? Twenty-two years in Public Service U.S. Navy and developing the DHA Innovation Program.

What does SeKON mean to you? People make the difference.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Grounded Leader with integrity bringing balance between business and personal needs. Empathetic.

Favorite quote: “Innovation distinguishes a leader and a follower.”

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite movie: Forest Gump

Fun fact: Standing at the gates of Disney seeing Mickey Mouse makes me giddy

Cameron Kirby
Human Resources Manager

About Cameron

Years in the industry: 11

Education: Studied Communications at Elon University, MBA from Liberty University

What is your greatest professional achievement? Contributing to SeKON’s growth by regenerating the HR Department and enhancing our culture.

What does SeKON mean to you? Team work, progressive initiative, customer service and opportunity.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Cool, calm and collected.

Favorite quote: That’s what they say.”

Favorite color: Red

Favorite Movie: I watch too many movies to have just one favorite, a childhood favorite was The Goonies.

Fun fact: I have the same birthday as my mother.

Jean Orr

Director, Growth Operations

About Jean

Years in the industry: 25+

Education: B.A. Architecture from Barnard College

What is your greatest professional achievement? Moved seamlessly from a career in architecture to a career in information technology. Led team that built a complete marketing analytics system for a major pharmaceutical company idea to operational in 4 months.

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is like home.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Reliable, straight-forward, humorous.

Favorite quote: “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” ― Richard Feynman

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite movie: Young Frankenstein

Fun fact: I am an amateur potter. In between vacations traveling the world for pottery workshops, I throw mud at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA.

Brian Pariroo
Client Relationship Manager

About Brian

Years in the industry: 16

Education: Studied Management Information Systems at George Mason Univesity

What is your greatest professional achievement? Helping SeKON grow and enabling people from varying backgrounds to find meaningful work.

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is like a family to me.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Handsome with an amazing sense of humor and a tireless work ethic.

Favorite quote: “You are what you leave behind. ”

Favorite color: Camo

Favorite movie: The Departed

Fun fact: I’ve completed 3 Marine Corps Marathons.

Charles Palmer

Architect, Digital IT Transformation

About Charles

Years in the industry: 21

Education: Master of Science, University of Maryland University College, Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland

What is your greatest professional achievement? Having the opportunity to mentor the next generation of inventive minds in the Healthcare IT industry.

What does SeKON mean to you? A company that brings together the best and brightest industry experts to solve some of healthcare’s most technically challenging problems.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Helping, passionate, & always striving for optimal outcomes.

Favorite quote: “To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.” – Optimist International

Favorite color: Titanium

Favorite movie: Edge of Tomorrow

Fun fact: I handcraft custom fishing rods for anglers throughout the U.S.

James Zoller

SAMHSA Project Manager

About James

Years in the industry: Over 25 years

Education: University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelors of Science, Computer Science; University of Maryland University College, Bachelors of Science, Account, Summa Cum Laude

What is your greatest professional achievement? Successful record of providing innovative solutions. First mobile application developed and deployed in iTunes for SAMHSA; Performance Awards Management System selected and nominated for a HHS Innovates award at SAMHSA; and received an innovation award for the Toxic Release Inventory – Made Easy (TRI-ME) application at EPA

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is a perfect match and meets my expectations with what I see as a company with a great Company culture. The Company culture is the personality of SeKON, it defines the environment in which employees work. SeKON has established and lives up to its Company culture which includes a professional work environment, company mission, value, ethics, expectations, and goals.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Organized, honest, and fair leader.

Favorite quote: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

Favorite color: Red

Favorite movie: Braveheart

Fun fact: I’m a vintner.

Shirley Arvey

CDC Program Manager

About Shirley

Years in the industry: 15

Education: BS Management Science from Georgia Tech

What is your greatest professional achievement? As SeKON Program Manager on CDC DHAP, we merged two formerly competitive teams to create a cohesive team that works together successfully.

What does SeKON mean to you? Great place to work where people respect and value each other, the customer and the meaningful work we do.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? “Fantastic, Wonderful, and great to work with.” (at least that’s what I hope)

Favorite quote: “Treat others as I would like to be treated.”

Favorite color: Maroon

Favorite movie: Real Genius – I know, its old, its silly, but so entertaining to watch.

Fun fact: I’m a Toastmasters junkie!

Dr. Dayo Oyeleye

IT Modernization Manager

About Dayo

Years in the industry: 19

Education: Doctorate of Management from UMUC, MS from Bowie State University

What is your greatest professional achievement? Successfully transitioning from commercial consulting to government consulting.

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON means endless opportunities.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? An amiable colleague.

Favorite quote: “Faith without Works is Dead.”

Favorite color: Various shades of pink

Favorite movie: Short Circuit

Fun fact: I love to conduct social research.

Clayton Harris

Engineering and Technology Development Manager

About Clayton

Years in the industry: 17

Education: Howard University, BSEE

What is your greatest professional achievement? Planning, developing, and managing multi-million dollar technical and non-technical programs.

What does SeKON mean to you? Opportunity to lead a team that serves all DoD frontline Servicemembers.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? A technology savvy subject matter expert, able to establish key relationships that drive business and technology initiatives.

Favorite quote: “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” -Alfred A. Montapert

Favorite color: Red

Favorite movie: Big

Fun fact: I learned Swahili at an early age, to include the South African National Anthem “Nkosi Sikelel’iAfrika

Amith

Amith Ratnavibhushana

Contracts Manager

About Amith

Years in the industry: 13

Education: BS, Finance from Virginia Tech, MBA from University of Wisconsin

What is your greatest professional achievement? Certified Federal Contracts Manager

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is a team of passionate and high-performing individuals who are focused on supporting the Government’s complex health and IT initiatives.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Friendly and energetic.

Favorite quote: “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite movie: Jurassic Park

Fun fact: I enjoy playing guitar and writing music in my free time.

Randall Waddy

Controller

About Randall

Years in the industry: 20

Education: Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech

What is your greatest professional achievement? Led the effort to re-implement an accounting system that was not being used correctly to allow for better workflow for the team and better data output for managers and executives.

What does SeKON mean to you? A company that allows me to utilize my knowledge and background to improve processes and develop to procedures that lead to great efficiencies in the back office environment.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Team builder and hard working.

Favorite quote: “Learn to listen, listen to learn.”

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite movie: The Blues Brothers

Fun fact: I have coached youth sports (basketball, soccer and football) for over 15 years despite not having played any of those sports competitively in my youth.

Brittany Watson

Business Operations & Communications Coordinator

About Brittany

Years in the industry: 8

Education: Studied Graphic Design and Business Management at Montgomery College

What is your greatest professional achievement? Combining the skills developed through my experience to achieve my current role of responsibility.

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is a company that strives for growth and excellence, while maintaining a family feel.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Personable, very organized, efficient, timely, hard worker, takes initiative, self-starter, assertive, and a team player.

Favorite quote: “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

Favorite color: Emerald green

Favorite movie: Goodfellas

Fun fact: I am also a working makeup artist with a large portfolio of clients.

Nura Ali

Marketing & Social Media Specialist

About Nura

Years in the industry: 8

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Global Studies from University of Minnesota

What is your greatest professional achievement? Being able to change my career path and develop a wide range of new skills.

What does SeKON mean to you? A mission focused company that strives to be the best.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? A self-starter, team player who consistently thinks outside of the box.

Favorite quote: “Be so good that they can’t ignore you.”

Favorite color: Black

Favorite movie: Man on Fire

Fun fact: I’ve traveled to over 16 countries.