IT Advisory Board
IT Advisory Board Members 2012 - 2013
William Avenel, FACHE has over 40 years in HealthCare IT - 24 of which were spent at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans. He held CIO positions at University Hospital in Augusta and Cape Fear Valley in Fayettevile, NC. He has teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels in Information Technology, Hospital Administration/Policy, and Economics. William is currently the CIO of Central Georgia Health System. He holds a MBA in Management & Economics from the University of New Orleans.
Ricardo A. Bartra is a SVP, Chief Information Officer for DHL Global Forwarding Americas. Prior to this role, Ricardo served as the Chief Architect and Global Head for IT strategy for the Consumer Business at GlaxoSmithKline based out of Philadelphia. The Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine named Ricardo one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in Technology” in 2011. He was also named to the 2008 & 2009 HITEC 100 "The Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology”. Ricardo sits on the Executive Board of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council).
Robert C. Betzel has been in IT as an engineer and project manager since college. Rob started Infinity Network Solutions January 1, 2000. His company provides IT outsourcing and project design and implementation to small businesses in Central Georgia. Rob also works on enterprise IT projects for local government and education clients. He holds a BBA in MIS from Georgia College.
Crystal Cammon is currently a Program Manager for the Department of Defense in Fort Meade, Maryland. Crystal is a native of Rome, Georgia and currently resides in Edgewood, Maryland. She holds a BS in Computer Science and Masters in MIS from Georgia College.
James Carlisle has more than 10 years of work experience with technical and leadership oriented experience. He currently serves as Director of Technology Support Services for Georgia College. Previous positions held include Interim CIO & Interim Assistant CIO at Georgia College. In this role, James provides recommendations and feedback to the CIO, Provost and President and assists the CIO in operational planning, process implementation, and communication for the IT department and the University. James also oversees the technical support staff, help desk staff and technology facilities. He is charged with managing staff that implements, troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs all types of computer hardware, software, and multimedia devices. James also has over 10 years of experience teaching technology related classes at the High School, Technical College and University level. His previous experience was in industry working for an Internet solutions provider that provided outsourced solutions such as ISP services and hosting services.
Randall Clark, CISA, CRISC, MMIS, ITAC, AINS, AIS, AIT, API, has 13 years in IT at Georgia Farm Bureau. He has spent 6 years programming on our mainframe in COBOL, JCL, DYL280, and SQL. He then joined the Internal Audit department as the IT Auditor. He performs audits on the IT systems within the company as well as supports the audit staff with data extraction and analytics, system report/data validation, and software support. He holds a BBA in Information Systems from GC&SU, MMIS from GC&SU, Certified Information Systems Auditor Certification from ISACA, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control from ISACA, Information Technology Auditor Certification from MIS, and various Insurance related certifications and designations.
JB Dial is the CIO of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. He is responsible for all facets of Information Technology as it relates to the Medical Center and reaches out to broader areas such as the Southeast and the Region. Prior to becoming the CIO, he was a Mid-Level Supervisor within Information Technology as well as a System Administrator. He operates a successful organization that has been recognized as the #1 rated Information Technology Department within the VA. JB holds a BBA in MIS and a Masters in MIS from Georgia College.
Beverly Farris currently works as the Data Manager at Central State Hospital. With over 1,000 users, they assist with all the IT needs from helping to support the network, switches, and workstations to making sure all the programs are installed and working as well as assisting with using the programs. She holds a BBA in MIS from Georgia College.
Kenneth "Ken" Folmar, Jr. is currently a Project Manager for Ricoh Americas Corporation (formerly IKON Office Solutions). Ken is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI). In his current job role, he coordinates all infrastructure project activities for Ricoh’s U.S. primary enterprise data center, reporting to the Director or Architecture and Solution Design. Ken graduated with his MBA and Masters in MIS from Georgia College.
Rachel Harvey works as a Senior IT Analyst at Plum Creek in Athens, GA. She holds a BBA in MIS from Georgia College.
Sheri Johnson has over 20 years in higher education working with Administrative Systems, including a stint as the Director of Administrative Computing at Georgia Military College. Her current position has required experience in project management, process analysis & improvement, developing technical specifications and documentation, and working hand in hand with upper management and end-users alike during system implementations. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Valdosta State University.
Bernard “Bernie” Lannan works as the Chief Technology Officer of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB.
Mike Madison is currently a Project Manager for PossibleNOW. He’s has also designed and implemented enterprise software applications for Fortune 500 customers spanning a variety of industries including financial services, insurance, and telecommunications. He has served the College of Business as a member of its Advisory Board for the past four years. He holds a BBA in MIS and a MBA from Georgia College.
Mike McCranie is the Director of Information Technology for the K-C Professional division of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. K-C Professional is a $3.3 billion business whose mission is to lead the world in essentials for a healthier, safer, and more productive workplace. Mike is a highly accomplished information technology professional; skilled at aligning technology initiatives with strategic business plans and building trusted relationships with business executives by obtaining an intimate knowledge of the business, its people, and its industry. He holds a BBA in MIS from Georgia College.
Arnold Nzailu is currently working on his Doctorate in Information Assurance and also working as a graduate research assistant at the National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure (Dakota State University). He was born in born and raised in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and came to the United States in 2004. He has worked at Price Water House Coopers as System and Assurance Process consultant. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Georgia College. He also has a Masters in Information Assurance and Computer Security from Dakota State University.
James Robertson is Vice President for Technology Infrastructure & Broadcast Transmissions at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Based in Atlanta, James runs a team specializing in providing agile technology solutions for the company across both back office operations and broadcast arenas. He holds a National Higher Diploma in CS from DeMonfort University in England. He attended Georgia College through their international exchange program. His MSC degree is in Computer Science from the Alabama - Birmingham - Institute of Computer Sciences.
Joshua Spillers currently works as a Software Developer for Financial Services Software Company, S1 Corporation. He also worked as a Setup Configuration Analyst for Hewitt Associates, the world’s largest human resource outsourcing provider. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Georgia College.
Kenneth Trussell is the Vice President of Engineering and Technology for Thiele Kaolin Company in Sandersville. Kenny has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in EE from Georgia Tech.
Kevin L. Ulshafer has been the CIO at Wesleyan College since 1998. He has worked at McDonnell Douglas in California, participating in a special two year management training program. He worked for McDonnell Douglas for 13 years, seven of which were at the Macon, Georgia facility. He holds a BS degree from Purdue University and a Masters in MIS from Georgia College.
Alan Whitehouse currently works for InfoPartners and is contracted to Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, GA as CIO. He spent 22 years in the United States Marine Corps, where he focused on logistical support, information systems management, and command and control systems. He was previously employed by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA. He holds a Masters in Information Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Rhonda Wood is the Branch Chief for U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Macon. Rhonda has been actively involved with the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. She has served as the chair of both the College of Business Advisory Board and Georgia College Alumni Association. She holds a BBA in MIS and a Masters in MIS from Georgia College.