wallace G. berger, ph.d.

 


Overview

I have over 50 years of experience in strategic planning, scientific and engineering program leadership, enterprise-wide metrics, program evaluation and process design. I have had the opportunity to apply these disciplines in university, government, and private sector settings.

Objectives

I employ a facts and measurement-based framework that explicitly identifies the benefits, costs, and risks associated with programs/decisions. This often involves modeling and statistical analysis.  The framework is instantiated in an implementation plan, is verified through the collection of baseline and outcome measurements, and results in actionable information. This approach recognizes that a program’s success is based on the focused efforts of the program staff as well as the program clients and beneficiaries.

Approach

While I’m a strong believer in the process of a team effort, I also recognize the need to provide the information and tools needed to make progress. Consequently, I provide the plans and data collection/analysis methodology that creates a structured environment to keep the effort on track and focused on the ultimate goals of the program.

Selected Experience

Subcommittee Staff Director on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. 

Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Institute of Science and Technology.  

Chief Scientist at several Washington, D.C. contract research firms.

Consultant to the Department of Homeland Security.  

Consultant to the National Reconnaissance Office. 

Principle Engineer at Harris Corporation.

Evaluator of Mentoring in Medicine’s health care education program.

Author of over 30 professional reports/articles, 4 books, and am an active wood artist (See: www.WallaceGBerger.com)

Authored hundreds of internal papers on decision making, strategic planning, and program evaluation.

Education

I received my Ph.D. at Michigan State University in Industrial and Quantitative Psychology. 

 

Becky Zingarelli, pmp

 


Overview

I have over 40 years of experience in business, program/project management, process development/improvement, information systems and applications design and development, effectiveness measurement, team development/leadership, customer relationship management, and nonprofit management. 

Objectives

I provide a disciplined and team-based approach to program management. I ensure that the team participants are fully engaged and that the team benefits from each individual’s contribution.  I prepare the data, information, objectives, and action items needed to conduct a productive team meeting and to complete the assignment within cost and schedule.

Approach

My approach recognizes that success is based on organizational buy-in. I bring years of management discipline to the table and actively manage through continuous dialog, action item tracking,  program deliverables.  I also provide hands-on problem resolution and appropriate management communications, briefings and escalation.

Selected Experience

Officer in the U.S. Navy in anti-submarine warfare.

Software engineering team lead on a $300 Million NASA program to develop the next generation Space Shuttle launch and Space Station processing systems.

Customer Relationship Manager for successful delivery of IT services to 7,000 employees. 

Performed two CMMI appraisals at Harris.

Provided schedule and management on over $2 Billion worth of new business efforts for Harris. 

Consultant to the Department of Homeland Security.

Management Effectiveness consultant at the National Reconnaissance Office.

Nonprofit Management consultant and board member for Keep Brevard Beautiful, the Veterans Memorial Center, and the Brevard County American Red Cross, and President of the Museums of Brevard.

Education

I received a M.S. in Information Science, a B.A. and M.A. in History, I hold a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and am a certified Project Management Professional.