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Project Manager

Clovis, California, United States
August 29, 2018

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Katherine Werbelow

Fresno, CA • 307-***-**** •


Strategic problem-solver and hands-on leader with more than 15 years added value as a program/project manager and business analyst. Specializing in domestic and global program deployments, forecasting, budgeting, risk mitigation, project planning, content management, multimedia communications, application/software development, disaster recovery and implementations from start to finish. Respected for the ability to lead and manage multiple concurrent programs, from cradle-to-grave with oversight of large-scale projects world-wide. Strong aptitude to innovate, influence stakeholders, and maintain positive client/vendor relations. Gifted at driving and uniting teams towards a common goal, highly productive and proficient in local or virtual settings and effective at mentoring individuals to reach their full potential while achieving team objectives. Take pride in meeting scheduled deliveries on time and within budget. Exceptional with data analysis and presenting easy-to-understand results, detailed with gathering, defining and documenting business requirements, intuitive with identifying process gaps necessary for re-engineering. Known for establishing happy clients and building new relationships. Thrive to produce exceptional solutions that enhance business portfolios for all parties. Knowledgeable with contract negotiations and vendor management. Exceptional interpersonal skills with respected integrity, reliability, and clear, comprehensive communication.


Project & Product Management

Cross-Functional Teaming

Requirements Gathering

Lifecycle Management

Global Product Releases

Multimedia Communications

Client/Partner Relations

Process Improvements

Asset & Vendor Management

Product/Program Ownership

Resource & Budget Management

Contract Negotiations

Outsourcing Implementations

Solutions Engineering/Design

Data Analysis, Market Research

Report Writing & Presentations

Policy & Regulatory Compliance

Risk Assessments & Mitigation


CenCal Health, The Regional Health Authority, Santa Barbara, CA 2009 – 2015


Combines the expertise as a business analysis and program manager to optimize reliability and effectiveness for the Health Services department. Gathers and maintains in-depth knowledge of client requirements and anticipates potential risks to advance managed care services. Delivers the knowledge to efficiently assist the Chief Medical Officer, Nursing Director and department staff in achieving their program goals and initiatives. Manage the business requirements for Medi-Cal services supporting Santa Barbara and San Louis Obispo counties in California.

Key highlights

•Champions continual improvements in business and operational processes by conducting analytical studies, gathering stakeholder requirements, developing reporting needs, and presenting business solutions and recommendations to all levels of management.

•Increases operational efficiencies and corporate profitability by meeting critical milestones, re-engineering processes to quality procedures, develop and integrate new reporting measures, and achieve client satisfaction through quality solutions and effective communications.

•Ensures client privacy, reporting integrity and data security by maintaining program alignment with HIPAA rules, CMS guidelines, and federal government regulations.

•Developed and implemented company’s official reporting through automating complex data requirements, enabling user specific selection criterion, and designing various outputs for and used by the CEO and executive team, as well as department heads to simplify decision-making.

Affiliated Computer Systems, Inc., Cheyenne, WY 2006 – 2009


Lead greater operational efficiency by delivering highly effective financial analysis/reporting and database/tool management. Expanded the organization’s competitive advantage by administering all phases of a program’s life-cycle ensuring appropriate documentation, quality testing, and training were included with each implementation. Incorporated effective schedules, budgets, and resources as needed during each phase. Ensured businesses requirements and applicable solutions were presented to key individuals with recommendations of alternative planning when necessary. Composed and aligned documentation, provided statistical trend analysis, contract evaluations and conducted end-user training in classroom and virtual/online settings. Built key relationships with clients, partners, and vendors to establish clear communications and effectiveness at all times..

Key highlights

•Optimized customer value through creating and delivering customer support programs with high-end service levels.

•Designed and produced project plans ensuring operational soundness for State of WY Medicaid services.

•Developed and implemented quality testing methods to improve Medicaid’s IT internal practices.

•Implemented new functional processes through identifying procedural gap and missed opportunities. Also incorporated business requirements, defined research studies and data analysis to achieve high level solutions. Designed new reporting measures, presented effective results, and provided comprehensive recommendations to establish quality from start to finish. Incorporated consistency with establishing project goals and milestones to meet big picture, fashioned historical trending and statistical data to introduce higher standards with information exchange. Increase overall integrity, accurately interpret data sets, and communicate reliable information critical for sound decision-making.

•Introduced new analytical reporting methodologies to facilitate a higher level of proficiency and precision that resulted in the 2008 Wyoming Medicaid Ten Year Contract Award.

•State liaison for government officials at the State of Wyoming, Office of Healthcare (government agencies).

•Third party liaison facilitating the alignment of vendor programs to contractual timelines and delivery of requirements.

•Developed multiple diverse communication tools, templates for reporting, and documented studies recognized by the State of Wyoming and Federal Government for reliable information and reporting.

Sun Microsystems, Inc., Broomfield, CO and Palo Alto, CA 1990 – 2005


Delivered performance-focused direction as leader of multiple product teams, large and small, utilizing SDLC release planning, Agile, Waterfall, and other program management methodologies to drive achieve team objectives. Maintained oversight of all programs from design to release, provided project plans with schedules, budgets, and resources. Defined risks with mitigation measures, aligned business requirements to solutions, presented executive status at appropriate intervals. Sourced and managed vendors, built client relations, maintained cross-functional teams to meet project objectives. Outsourced non-core operations, negotiated contracts, developed RFPs, SOWs, and other comprehensive business and product documentation. Created reliable communication tools to exchange program information to stakeholders. Managed multiple project schedules that required critical synchronization to deliver global project on-time, within budget and achieve high expectations from clients while meeting company goals successfully.

Key highlights

•Asset Management: Located surplus equipment incurring depreciation that avoided unnecessary write-offs projected to cost company millions each year. This lead to the idea, development and management of the ARC (Asset Resource Center); an asset tracking/utilization resource operation I created from scratch and was responsible to build based on my research of lost opportunities and new business development. This business recovered under utilized systems and materials for restoration and redistribution back into operating environment as functional. Previously, this surplus was sitting around, and getting lost or stolen. The operation began reducing company write-offs, evading new purchases and depreciation by recycling pre-owed hardware following a Q/A testing cycle; thus, achieved a savings of $7M during the first year and fiscal quarter of operations. ARC continued to excel until I was promoted into a Program Manager position.

•As Program Manager of mobile computing; Featured in a 1997 Mobile Computing magazine cover story for delivering Sun’s global remote program SNAP (Sun’s Nomadic Access Program). A multi-million dollar global initiative collaborating Sun and Microsoft technologies into one synchronized dual-boot PC and desktop system.

•Created an environment of high performance for product teams, ensuring on-time and in-budget completion of multiple simultaneous product development/releases through all phases of the project life cycle including disaster recovery programs for the United States, Europe, and Pacific Rim/Asia.

•Facilitated optimal financial performance of each product release through the expert development and management of product budgets, forecasts, resource planning, risk mitigation, and trade-off recommendations to lower costs while improving profitability.

•Maximized productivity and product quality by developing and maintaining all communications including executives, product stakeholders, vendors, and customers, creating status reports, dashboards, and scorecards to accurately document and communicate each phase of the product development lifecycle.

•Coordinated cross-functional collaborations between product marketing, finance, legal, sales/services, procurement, and vendors through teaming and project planning meetings. Thus, ensuring alignment of program strategies, adherence to global policies and parameters, program support and readiness engaged, and facilitated on-time and in-budget delivery of products and services for each country.

•Consistently exceeded expectations, resulting in numerous achievement awards and exceptional performance evaluations. Frequently invited to speak at Sun trade show



BS: IT Multimedia & Visual Communications, University of Phoenix, AZ

AA: Business, University of Phoenix, AZ

Theory of Psychology, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA

Marketing Principles, Business Law, Public Speaking, West Valley College, San Jose, CA


Advertising & Marketing Communications; San Jose State College Certificate, 1988-1989

Project Management; Sun Microsystems Certificate, 1997-1998

Product Lifecycles Management (PLC/PLCP); Sun Microsystems Certificate, 1999-2000

Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC); Sun Microsystems Certificate, 2001-2001

Six Sigma, Green Belt; Sun Microsystems Certificate, 2000-2004

Additional Sun Microsystems training; Program Management Methods; SCRUM, RUP, Agile, & Waterfall, etc.


Program Management & Product Life Cycle Methodologies: (Certified, Studied, & Practiced)

PLC/PLCP, SDLC, Agile, Waterfall, Six Sigma

Platforms & Database Management (DBMS):

Microsoft Windows Servers and PCs: XP, 2010, 2007/earlier, Unix, Solaris, X86, Linux, Oracle, ERP, SAP, SAS, CRM, EMS


HTML v2-5, XHML, XML, CSS, Adobe CS5/Flash, SQL, Java, and familiar with Java-based apps; JRE, JDK, Java Scripts

Software Applications and Tools:

MySQL, Visio, LiveLink, WBS Gantt Charts, and MS Professional Office 2010 (Project, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Excel, Access), MegStat (Excel add-in), Cognos8-BI (Query Studio & Report Studio), Crystal Reports, Discover, Report Writer, QueryPath, Business Objects, Citrix, Omni Alert, Omni MAR, & Visual Basic. Adobe Products; Adobe CS5 Master Package; Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Flash (Catalyst, Professional, & Builder), Photoshop Extended, DreamMaker, Fireworks, After Effects, In-Design, and more. SmartDraw, Presto, Frame Maker, and QuickBooks and TurboTax. There are others, which shows technology comes easy and fast.

Mobile/Remote Applications, Networking Services, & Supporting Services:

ISDN, VPN, TCP/IP, Remote Desktop, Citrix, SSL, PKI, Smartcard, Search Engine Software, Social Networking, Cloud Computing, File Sharing, Storage Consolidations, Back-up and Recovery (tape, disk, cloud), Asset Tracking, Bar-Code Scans, Ticket Management, Bug-Tracking, QA & UAT Testing software, Safe Net Security/Piracy tracker or funnels. Social Networking and page management; Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Search Engines; Google, Yahoo, etc., majority of industry standard applications, software, and protocols.


Special Accomplishments:

AOL & Sun, B2B Internet Program Quality Award

Solaris X86, Sun Nomadic Access Program (SNAP) Global Team Award

Lead Role on Java Tiger Team, Global Multimedia Deployment – Client Recognition Award

Featured in Mobile Computing Magazine Cover Story

Requested Speaker at the New York Trade Show; Remote Technologies & Mobile Computing for Sun

Published Author; Children’s Short Story (1982)

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