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.

Dr. Angela Wilson

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

About Angela

Years in the industry: 30

Education: Ph.D. Education

Professional achievements: 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 color: Red

Favorite movie: The Fast & Furious series

Fun fact: I have 5 dogs, which includes 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

Professional achievements: Creating a people-first for culture 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”

Pet peeve: People that don’t recycle. We only have one earth. There is no planet B.

Favorite Movie: Terms of Endearment

Fun fact: I was a social worker prior to joining the IT industry. It’s served me well.

David Slingbaum
Chief Financial Officer

About David

Years in the industry: 20

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

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

Pet peeve: Loading the dishwasher incorrectly/inefficiently.

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.

Claude Crocker

Business Optimization Officer

About Claude

Years in the industry: 25

Education: Bachelor of Science from Presbyterian

Professional achievements: Providing meaningful jobs for hundreds of associates.

What does SeKON mean to you? I believe in doing good things for other people, especially our clients and associates. 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

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

Professional achievements: Probably the greatest professional achievement was rejuvenating a failing division that had previously declined 25% year over year to achieve 15% CAGR over 7 years.

Other major accomplishments:

  • Successfully mentored 6 management candidates to pass a management review board that had a 50% fail rate
  • Played a role in two successful startup business ventures within large companies. Designed and developed an early incident management system for one of those companies in the late 80s.
  • Was on a corporate launch team that created new branded productized service offerings like “Service in a Box“ and “LAN in a Can” that became products on CompUSA store shelves in the mid-90s
  • Planned, implemented, and executed many different complex service solutions over several decades
  • Was among the first 113 people worldwide to achieve PgMP credential from the Project Management Institute
  • Along with my wife survived the raising of two daughters that were very popular growing up

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON represents to me the ideal company where the owner and leadership team are very talented and have remained true to the values and tenets that the company was founded on. I am honored to serve in a company that is run by such high moral standards.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? On the positive side, some might describe me as a methodical, objective, and positive leader who finds success through inspiring the team to do their best. They may also see me as a team player, willing to go beyond my job to help others and one who communicates without hidden agendas. On the other side, I might be described as someone that’s a little disorganized at times and maybe overcommitted and thus challenged to meet all simultaneous demands.

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 P. Collins, Sr.

Director
Health Systems

About Darren

Years in the industry: 17 Years in Health, 40 years in Government

Education: A.S. Electro/Mechanical

Professional achievements:

  • 22 Years in Public Service U.S. Navy
  • Developed and Operationalized the Navy’s C4i first fully remote managed Access Control System (ACS) and Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
  • Network Operations Program Manager (Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI)) building the largest outsourced Intranet for the Navy & Marine Corps
  • Developed, Operationalized, and Certified Federal Governments first Electronic Travel System (ETS)
  • Developed the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Innovation Program

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON has proven time and time again 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 between a leader and a follower. ”

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite movie: Forest Gump or Ground Hog Day

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

Jean Orr

Director
Growth Operations

About Jean

Years in the industry: 25+

Education: B.A. Architecture

Professional achivements: Moved seamlessly from a career in architecture to a career in information technology. My team and I built a marketing analytics system for a major pharmaceutical company from bare server room walls to a complete application, loaded database and daily transformation processes in under 4 months. And we all survived to tell the tale.

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is like home. I worked with several SeKON employees before they and I came to SeKON. We have a common bond and a common approach to delivering excellent service to our customers.

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: There is enough DNA in the average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back 17 times.

James Zoller

SAMHSA Project Manager

About James

Years in the industry: Over 25 years

Education: BS Computer Science and BS Accounting

Professional achievements: Successful record of providing innovative solutions. Major accomplishments? 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, 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.

Cameron Kirby
Human Resources Manager

About Cameron

Years in the industry: 11

Education: Communications at Elon University, M.B.A From Liberty University

Professional achivements: My greatest personal achievement is having the opportunity to help SeKON grow by regenerating the HR Department and enhancing SeKON’s culture.

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

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? That is a really good question.

Favorite quote: “That’s what they say”

Favorite color: Red in general but I wear a lot of blues.

Pet peeve: Loading the dishwasher incorrectly/inefficiently.

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.

Shirley Arvey

CDC Program Manager

About Shirley

Years in the industry: 15

Education: BS Management Science / GA Tech

Professional achievements: As SeKON Program Manager on CDC DHAP. I am pleased to help bring 2 teams together that were former competitors and create a cohesive integrated team that works together well, produces quality applications, high customer service. Actually, all that’s an understatement, they ROCK!

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, Great to work with”, at least that’s what I strive for, since that what I think of my colleagues.

Favorite quote: “Treat others as I would like to be treated. It’s the basis of respect and appreciation for everyone we interact with whether its family, colleagues, customers or competitors.

Favorite color: Maroon – really makes my blue eyes pop

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

Fun fact: I’m a Toastmasters junkie, a member of 5 clubs. I enjoy presenting, mentoring and occasionally competing!

Brian Pariroo
Client Relationship Manager

About Brian

Years in the industry: 16

Education: Management Information Systems at George Mason

Professional achivements: 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’m training for my 3rd Marine Corps Marathon.

Brittany Watson

Business Operations & Communications Coordinator

About Brittany

Years in the industry: 1.5 with Sekon (8 Total in a similar position, different industry)

Education: Studied Graphic Design and Business Management at Montgomery College

Professional achievements: Allowing my various backgrounds to transition and help promote me to the position I hold today.

What does SeKON mean to you? SeKON is a company that strives for growth and excellence, while maintaining the 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 (from an actual co—worker!! I asked lol)

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

Favorite color: Green

Favorite movie: Goodfellas

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

Dr. Dayo Oyeleye

IT Modernization Manager

About Dayo

Years in the industry: 19

Education: MS, MBA, Ph.D.

Professional achievements: My greatest professional achievement is getting a job with Accenture Consulting. My major professional accomplishment is transitioning from commercial consulting to government consulting.

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

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? My colleagues would describe me as an amiable colleague.

Favorite quote: “Faith without Works is Dead”

Favorite color: My favorite color is Pink (various shades of pink)

Favorite movie: My Favorite movie would be Short Circuit

Fun fact: Fun fact about me is that I love to conduct social research at my leisure time

Nura Ali

Content Creator & Social Media Specialist

About Nura

Years in the industry: 8

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

Professional achievements: 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 in everything we do.

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 been to over 15 countries.

Clayton Harris

Engineering and Technology Development Manager

About Clayton

Years in the industry: 17

Education: Howard University, BSEE

Professional achievements: 17+ years of business and information technology leadership experience in both the public and private sector. Experience planning, developing, and managing multi-million dollar technical and non-technical programs.

What does SeKON mean to you? An opportunity to be Lead Engineer and Project Manager for the JOMIS Engineering, Cyber Security and Configuration Management (ECCM) contract. Responsible for managing over 40 employees (to include Deloitte resources and other subs), all working cohesively to meet existing and emerging Operational Medicine (OM) mobility requirements in Theater at all Levels of Care (i.e. on the battle field, at forward resuscitative sites, in hospitals, aboard ships, and in submarines); for all DoD frontline service members. JOMIS will fully leverage MHS GENESIS as the core electronic health record (EHR) system of record for accessing, capturing, and documenting medical and dental care for soldiers.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Well-versed at understanding and effectively managing people, product catalogs, and vendors. 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”.