What She Does: Responsible for building and maintaining online applications.
Background: Tania holds an AAS in Radiologic Technology from Massasoit Community College. Tania worked as a Senior Specialist for the Imaging and Therapeutic Services application and the Physician Care Manager application at MEDITECH in Westwood, MA. She was a Summer 2016 graduate of General Assembly, a 12-week immersive bootcamp to learn web development.
Outside of Work: Tania loves spending time with her family, gardening and reading.
Little Known Fact:She ran in the first Run for Your Lives 5k: a zombie apocalypse themed race in Maryland.
Background: Matt holds a AAS in Fine Art from CCRI. He has spent over a decade designing and developing for the web. Prior to joining RI.gov Matt worked at Mediacom Communications corporate headquarters in NY as their lead web developer.
Outside of Work: Matt enjoys playing the drums, photography, and painting.
Little Known Fact: Growing up Matt attended the Bristol Fourth of July Parade 13 years in a row.
What She Does: Makes sure our users are happy and our business is running smoothly
Background: Priscilla is the person you will most likely communicate with if you need assistance with our many online services. She has a bookkeeping certification from Rhode Island College. She worked as a teaching assistant for the Providence School District in the bilingual department. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Outside of Work: Enjoys spending time with her family and loves to watch 80's and black and white movies.
Little Known Fact: She describes herself as a closet shoe fashionista.
What He Does: Makes sure the portal operates effectively and that our value is communicated.
Background: Sam graduated from the University of Maine, Orono with an MBA (Management Focus) and a BA in New Media. In college, he worked for ASAP Media Services, a technologies research and development lab, as a developer, project manager, and general manager. After graduation, he joined Maine.gov as a project manager.
Outside of Work: Reading, hiking, programming, and gaming.
Little Known Fact: Sam has walked on a runway during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
Background: Before switching careers to the Internet, Tom worked for 12 years in local television as both a producer and production manager. In 1998 he left TV to join the original launch team of Ocean State Online, an early Web portal dedicated to his native Rhode Island. He first became involved with RI.gov in 2003 as a freelance consultant. He thought he would stay less than six months, but he quickly became enamored with their mission and took over as general manager late in 2004.
Outside of Work: Loves to write and tries to paint
Little Known Fact: During his TV years, he directed over 100 episodes of the Bozo the Clown show.
What they do: Support our local operation - and operations in 20 other states - from corporate headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.
Background: The Portal Operations Division of NIC employs over 100 professionals in accounting, technology, human resources and legal. They are dedicated to making sure that our small Providence-based team can focus on our core mission of developing online services and working with the state of Rhode Island.
Little Known Fact: NIC used to stand for the National Information Consortium but now it just stands for NIC.