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Helena Richardson is currently living in Richmond, Virginia, working as an IT Professional/Owner in "HRichNetWorks: IT Support & Internet Services" and is interested in Accounting, Advertising & Media, Aerospace & Defense, Affiliate Program, Agriculture & Farming, Art, Automotive, Biotechnology, Business for Sale, Call Centers, Chemicals, Communications, Community/Social Work, Computer Hardware, Construction, Consulting, Contracting/Trades, Education, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Environmental Services, Facility Management, Fashion, Financial Services, Food, Bev, Tobacco, For Sale, For the Home, Gifts / Accessories, Health & Beauty, Home Based Biz, HospitalityTravel, Human Resources, Import/Export, Industrial Equipment, Insurance, Internet / IT, Legal Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Med. DevicesPharma, Media, Medical/Dental, Mining & Metals, Non Applicable, Non-profit/Association, Office Equipment, Other, Presentations, Print Media, Products, Real Estate, Resources, Retail, Security, Services, Software & Services, Specialty Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation, Utilities, Wholesale, Work from Home.
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Job Title

IT Professional/Owner

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Location

Richmond, Virginia

Categories of Interest

Accounting, Advertising & Media, Aerospace & Defense, Affiliate Program, Agriculture & Farming, Art, Automotive, Biotechnology, Business for Sale, Call Centers, Chemicals, Communications, Community/Social Work, Computer Hardware, Construction, Consulting, Contracting/Trades, Education, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Environmental Services, Facility Management, Fashion, Financial Services, Food, Bev, Tobacco, For Sale, For the Home, Gifts / Accessories, Health & Beauty, Home Based Biz, HospitalityTravel, Human Resources, Import/Export, Industrial Equipment, Insurance, Internet / IT, Legal Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Med. DevicesPharma, Media, Medical/Dental, Mining & Metals, Non Applicable, Non-profit/Association, Office Equipment, Other, Presentations, Print Media, Products, Real Estate, Resources, Retail, Security, Services, Software & Services, Specialty Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation, Utilities, Wholesale, Work from Home

My Interests

HRichNetworks: SWAM certified; minority/woman owned business offer effective management and use of information technology resources which consist of application and systems development, maintenance, testing, training and technical support of end-user applications built in a Client Server Environment. We are customer-focused and committed to high quality in every task from personal interaction with colleagues and users to high level of service provided to every customer and business.

Join Date

Helena Richardson has joined on Oct 10, 2009

Company Size

1-4

Resume

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
. 10+ years of experience in the IT industry involving Application Development and Database Administration who provides top-notch service, sets high standards, and exceeds expectations.
. Highly motivated, dependable troubleshooter and problem-solver.
. Customer-focused performer who is committed to quality in every task - from personal interaction with coworkers and users to high level of service provided to company/customer.
. Valued contributor who performs confidently and effectively under pressure and thrives on challenge.
. Enthusiastic leaner who quickly grasps concepts and technical skills.

TECHINCAL SKILLS
. Databases: Oracle 10g, , 9i, 8 & 7 Client Server, MS SQL Server 7.0, MySQL, MS Access, Relational Database Modeling and Design, Adabase(DBMS)
. Development Tools: Oracle 10g Forms and reports, Visual Basic for Applications - VBA, MS Excel Spreadsheet, Microsoft Developer Studio IDE products such as MS Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Source Safe, MS Visual Interdev, W3C Standards Compliance, Sec. 508 Compliance, Macromedia Dreamweaver and MS Internet Information Server 4.0 (IIS)
. Operating Systems: Windows MS Vista/XP/NT
. Technical class attended: Oracle Database 10g: Certified Associate (OCA)/(OCP), Advanced Oracle SQL & PL/SQL 10g, Programming Access/VBSQL, Java Programming Language- Sun Educational Services, ASP.Net(VisualBasic.Net, ADO.Net, and XML)
. Experience with Visual C/C+, NATURAL, Java, Adabase(DBMS), COBOL/VSE II,
ULTIM, JCL-MVS/ESA-JES2/3, Linux, UNIX

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

IT Consultant/Owner
HRichNetWorks, L.L.C.
(www.hrichnetworks.com)
Richmond, VA March 2009 - Present
. HRichNetWorks, SWAM certified, minority/woman owned business owner offers effective management and use of information technology resources which consist of application and system development, training, maintenance, testing and technical support of end-user applications in a Client Server Environment.
. Provide IT Support & Solutions such as: Website design and hosting, website maintenance/upgrades, ASP.NET programming, database programming, computer training, PC maintenance and support, graphics design, application development, Macromedia Flash and other small business services such as Desktop Publishing: including flyers, greeting cards, newsletters, certificates, letterhead, resumes, brochures, calendars, invitations, menus, labels, badges, envelopes, business cards, and announcements.
. Design applications, databases, and reports, queries using Access Database 2000, MS SQL Server 7.0, Oracle 10g, and MySQL database.
. Installation and troubleshooting of software packages including, but not limited to: MS SQL Server 7.0, Oracle 10g, MS Office Tools, MS Visual Studios, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Exchange Server, Outlook, MS Internet Explorer.

Certification Program
GIT Services - Oracle University Authorized Partner Work Force Development(WDP) program
Oracle Database 10g: Certified Associate (OCA) Certified Professional (OCP)
Richmond, VA June 2008 - Jan 2009
. Administrated Database in Vista/XP, UNIX & Linux platforms.
. Manage and support Test/Production, 10g.
. Managied Users, Privileges and Roles.
. Administeried Oracle 10g networking such as listener.ora and tnsnames.ora.
. Write and execute SQL statement against database and its objects.
. Performied Installation and Configuration of Oracle\'s Enterprise Manager
10g Control utility, using Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) or manually by running scripts.

Family Management
Displaced by Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans, LA December 2005 - May 2008
. Traveled to New Orleans to repair damaged property and managed family crises and urgent situations; concurrently worked on a temporary contract assignment from April 2006 - March 2007.

SQL Developer III
Networking Technologies & Support Inc. (NTS), DOE Virginia InformationTechnology Agency (Contract)
Richmond, VA April 2006 - March 2007
. Developed complex SQL-PL/SQL queries utilizing TOAD for Oracle editor 8.6.1 and Oracle (10g) Database to create SQL scripts to submit files to the U.S. Department of Education\'s Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN).
. Utilized MS Access Database 2003, MS Excel Spreadsheet, SQL Loader and SQL Plus utilities to deploy data.
. Converted SAS programs into complex SQL-PL/SQL queries.
. Maintained technical and functional specification documents for each file submitted report detailing the requirements for creating SQL scripts to submit files to EDEN.
. Created, organized, modified, and documented SQL queries for reusability; files are submitted via the EDEN submission system and validated to ensure successful submission.
. Communicated with VDOE staff and the EDEN Partner Support Center verbally and in writing regarding data submission.

Stennis Space Center Operations, MS (Contract) September 2001 - December 2005
Member Tech Senior Applications
Contract Conversion (Proceed Lockheed Martin) - Computer Sciences
Corporation (CSC) September 2004 - December 2005
Application Software Development Analyst Senior
Lockheed Martin Corporation September 2001 - September 2004
. Developed, maintained and provided system testing support for the CSC Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) utilizing customized Oracle Forms and Reports 6.0 for the user interface and database objects through Forms and Reports Designer for a Client/Server environment
. Data load using PL/SQL and SQL*Loader
. Provided database support and backup to DBA (Oracle 9i) for database access that allowed user-friendly data search and one-time updates.
. Utilized TOAD for Oracle to create database instances, synonyms, grants to objects, etc.
. Maintained technical and functional specification documents for each project and/or application/module changes.
. Attended production upgrades meetings for application change request by the stakeholders/end-user for the system applications she maintained.
. Participated in group meetings to help define end user needs of the database/applications and develop solutions.
. Prepared documentation requirements in order for users to learn how to manage the phases of the database/applications.
. Developed functional specs, technical specs, and test cases and coordinated with other team members and end-users.
. Configured, upgrade, personal computers for over 1000 users.
. Converted a Component Object Model (COM) Web application utilizing Active Server Pages (ASP) to create, edit, enhance, and maintain daily HTML for Stennis Internal Preparation, Numbering and Management System for the NASA Directives guidelines standards compliant document using the US Government Section 508 requirements on a customized NASA
government web portal.
. Utilized Active Server Pages, with a MySQL back-end database; Web standards based development and design paradigms, including W3C standards, Section 508 Accessibility, and code re-use; developed code with the Macromedia Dreamweaver editor.
. Converted a MS Access Database application into a GUI design interface for the Cost Data Warehouse users utilizing Visual Basic 6 with an Oracle back-end database developed code with MS Visual Studio editor.
Deployed application with Visual Basic Deployment tools.
. Developed Excel macros to automate NASA\'s Core Financial Management Project and Funding Report for the NASA\'s Finance Team to extract SAS data text files from an Excel worksheet utilizing Excel with VBA Application.
. Applied knowledge of computer hardware and software, subject matter to be programmed in legacy business applications, information processing techniques used, and collected requirements from system users to develop software utilizing NATURAL, and Adabase (DBMS).
. Corrected program errors, compiled documentation of program development, and analyzed system capabilities to resolve questions of program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques, and controls.

Instructor (Part-time/Night Classes)
Delgado Community College - Community Outreach (City Park Campus)
New Orleans, LA June 2001 - June 2004
. Provided professional computer training and support utilizing MS Access Database.
. Equipped students with the basic knowledge of the development of an electronic database file system.
. Modified and generated database tables, SQL queries, forms, and reports and data entry manipulation.

Consultant
NOLA Computer Services, Inc.
New Orleans, LA October 2000 - May 2001
. Provided web site development, design, and maintenance support running on Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) for the REACT PAE Government Services and Benchmark Communities contract utilizing Active Server Pages, HTML, Microsoft Developer Studio IDE products such as Visual Basic Interdev 6.0, MS Internet Information Server 4.0 and Visual Source Safe, VBScript, JavaScript, MS Access Database, Oracle 8.0, and MS Windows
2000.
. In-house training: Java Programming Language certificate received.
. In-house tutorials: Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) application utilizing Visual Basic 6.0, Active Server Pages, Dynamic HTML, Visual Interdev 6.0, MS Internet Information Server 4.0, VBScript, JavaScript, Oracle 8.0, MS Access Database 2000, and MS Windows 2000.

Information Technology Analyst II
LSU Health Sciences Center at New Orleans Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
August 1998 - October 2000
. Developed a Radiology Transcription System Editor with electronic signature for MCLNO Medical Records and Radiology Department utilizing Visual Basic 6.0 front end, Visual Source Safe and SQL Server 7.0 for database access as back-end to allow user-friendly data search and one-time updates.
. Developed Project Plan and Case Analysis to provide documentation that describes background, goals, objectives etc. for the project.
. Developed functional specs, technical specs, and test cases and coordinated with other team members and end-users.
. Modified and maintained SMS vendor legacy system application, performed system feasibility, case analysis, and design studies, evaluated, and installed application systems. Workstations are primarily SMS - Irma sessions, Windows95/NT/3.1/DOS.
. Utilized Shared Medical Systems (SMS) to support existing hospital-wide clinical and financial applications, hospital executive management systems, mainframe applications, workstation support, and end-user support.
. Conduct training classes for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Products, the Internet, Lotus SmartSuite, Notes, and Computer Literacy System to support existing hospital-wide clinical and financial applications, hospital executive management systems, mainframe
applications, workstation support, and end-user support.
. Develop course materials and exercises as required to support 1000+ users.
. Maintained and supported user and data interfaces utilizing Open Link I/II and Data Gate interfaces (COM like). Shutdown Data Gate server to backup daily files/troubleshoot and fix interface problems. Recycle LU\'s on Open Link II box. Monitored all 9-hospital regions to ensure daily data activities.

Web Developer/Internet Programmer
Interactive Systems International (ISI)
Saint Rose, LA December 1997 - August 1998
. GUI design interface and implementation of web based applications utilized Active Server Pages, Microsoft Developer Studio IDE products such as Visual Source Safe, Visual Interdev 6.0 and Windows 2000. Setup MS Internet Information Server 4.0 (IIS), the system gave access to constructions information and images stored in a SQL Server 7.0 and
Oracle PL/SQL database via the Intranet/Internet with Oracle Web Application Server.
. Developed screen layouts for major Oil Companies to assist in tracking of various components and devices in the prevention of fines from the MMS (Minerals Management Service) on major Oil Rigs located in the Gulf of Mexico.
. Utilized Dynamic HTML, JavaScript, VBScript and Oracle PL/SQL packages for client interaction via browser interface using Netscape and Internet Explorer.
. Helped with some DBA functionality\'s and support. Utilized TOAD for Oracle to create database instances, synonyms, grants to objects, etc.

Programmer Analyst
Pan American Life Insurance Company
New Orleans, LA October 1995 - December 1997
. Provided computer-programming support for assigned programs/systems by developing and/or maintaining source code, compiling programs, and testing and verifying test results utilizing Main Frame COBOL, CICS and ULTIM. Created, updated and test MVS JCL for record handling and reporting purposes.
. User Liaison and DPR Hotsite Coordinator for Hotsite tests.
. Analyzed detailed requirements of business problems; assisted in devising procedures, and preparing logic for their solutions.
. Performed Model Office and Production Upgrades by moving modules and their links through online system.
. Researched complex programming or system problems; assists client users with project planning. On call daily for certain non-rotational CPS and CFG critical jobs, especially during Hotsite testing. Download and upload data via virtual disk.

EDUCATION
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Science, Computer Info Systems
1995

Delgado College, New Orleans. LA
Associate Business, Studies Degree-Data Processing
1986

CERTIFICATION & TRAINING
GIT Services - Oracle University Authorized Partner
Oracle University Work Force Development (WDP) Program
Oracle Database 10g: Certified Associate (OCA) Administration I 1Z0-042
Oracle Database 10g: Certified Professional (OCP) Administration II 1Z0-043
Richmond, VA June 2008 - Jan 2009

Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA October 2006 - November 2006

Advanced Oracle SQL & PL/SQL 10g, 3.2 CEU Programming
October 12 - November 7, 2006

Access/VBSQL, 2.1 CEU
October 2-25, 2006

Java Programming Language- Sun Educational Services
(In-house training NOLA Computer Services, Inc.)
January 15 - 26, 2001

ASP.Net(VisualBasic.Net, ADO.Net, and XML)
(In-house training LMSO)
June 14 - 25, 2004

PERFORMANCE RATINGS, AWARDS, HONORS, AND RECOGNITIONS
Support to the Detail Operation Procedure Module Addition to the SDNS/PNS
Website and Database June 2004 (Vice-President Award)

Support to the SDNS/PNS (Stennis Document Numbering System/Publication Numbering System) Database and Website Conversion
February 2004 (Vice-President Award)

NASA\'s Core Financial Management Project Team plaque - Center IFMP Award
August 2003 (Center IFMP Award)

IFMP Core Financial and Travel Manager Implementation Support
July 2003 (Vice-President Award)
Successful Data Conversion Supporting the Transition to IFMP
June 2003 (Vice-President Award)

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Invision Orders SMS Education Solution, Baton Rouge, LA September 15-19, 1998

Invision Clinical Observations & Results
SMS Education Solution, Baton Rouge, LA September 08-10, 1998

SMS OAS Architecture Training Level 1
SMS Education Solution, Baton Rouge, LA September 01-03, 1998

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Name: Helena Richardson
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Location: Richmond,Virginia,United States
Job Title: IT Professional/Owner
Company: HRichNetWorks: IT Support & Internet Services

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