About Me
 

About Me

 

Dion Ross

15 years of Management Experience / Project Management / Product Design & Production / Public & Customer Relations / Resource Management

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The past several years have been an exciting time for me, a time of change and advancement for Kaiser Permanente. The implementation of: OneLink, Health Connect, ISD10, FP&A and Claims Connect are by far the largest (900+ million USD) projects to date for the Kaiser Foundation. Crowned, “The most prestigious projects of the decade” for KP and their 9.1 million members. I am very proud of my contributions towards these 5 successful project venues. I leave Kaiser Permanente as a grateful and humble servant to my craft. My ability to think outside of the box was challenged and sharpened daily. Finding creative ways to coordinate IT and Business professionals with key stakeholders throughout Kaiser Permanente’s vast 15,100-employee network was exhilarating. I was responsible for resource management of a 125 person strong contractor and consultant pool that travelled the regions.

dr1_1My international experience afforded me the skills to coordinate offshore data task force teams of 15 people in India and 10 people in the Philippines. I managed travel and event budgets of 3.2 million USD per year and coordinated team travel program wide. As the recognized face front project liaison and advocate for change management, I orchestrated and hosted 30 milestone events with 200 attendees each year. My team coordinated the logistics for the Supply Chain Modules implementation, which connected: Vendors, Offices, Hospitals and Pharmacy Warehouses through out the system. This led to my Vice President being publicly commended for successfully “Linking” core departments and thus controlling tens of millions of dollars in inventory with one system. I consistently gained recognition for my resolve, cohesive team building exercises, and the implementation of key strategic initiatives such as: Mobile User Acceptance Testing, Training in a Box and Satellite Command Centers.

Although armed with a host of accomplishments in project management, supply chain optimization, logistics, coordination, event organization and resource management. My greatest achievement was to earn the respect of my associates, customers, vendors, and executive leadership. I am grateful for these adventures and those who shared in them.