Dawn R. Christian

Dawn Christian
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Dawn R. Christian's Biography

Type Of Business:
Business unit providing information technology support
Marketing Area:
National
Expertise:
Business intelligence; Application administration; Materials and project management; Health care information technology; Software development life cycle; Server and personal computer builds; Server, interface, application maintenance; Upgrades and training on an as-needed basis
Major Product/SVS:
Information technology resources for Ascension Health Hospitals and facilities across the United States
Hobbies/Sports:
Reading; Cooking; Traveling
Education Degrees:
High School Education
Affiliations Awards:
The Community for Entrepreneurs, LinkedIn; Healthcare Technology Alliance, LLC; The Consultants Network; Business Intelligence & Analytics Group, LinkedIn; Hyperion Users & Developers Group; Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc.; InSight; McKesson Corp.; Meditech Professionals of Healthcare IT World, LinkedIn; Hospital & Healthcare IT & Clinical Analysts in Healthcare IT World, LinkedIn; Linked Strategies Group; Catholic Health Care Leadership Forum, LinkedIn
Place of Birth:
Birmingham
Children's Names:
Elaine, Abby
Work History:
Project Manager, Ascension Health, Inc. (1999-2012); System Support Analyst II, Ascension Health, Inc. (1999-2008); Accounting and Sales Assistant, Print Solutions, Inc. (1998-1999); Reconciliation and Disbursement Associate, Molton, Allen & Williams Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama (1986-1994)
Spouse's Name:
Joseph
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The most gratifying aspects of her career include working with her team members as a family, instead of individual people. She feels that empowering her team members is very rewarding, and each project that comes to fruition is an accomplishment for all of them as well as for the patients. In addition, Ms. Christian finds the personal knowledge that she has aided in caring for the sick and needy, even in a very small capacity, very rewarding.
Charity:
Various Charitable Organizations; Team Symphony; Daughters of Charity Health System; Heart Foundation; March of Dimes Foundation; American Heart Association; Diabetes Foundation, Inc.
Number Of Years In Profession:
18
Number Of Years In Current Position:
13
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to God, the many things she learned from her family, and perseverance. In addition, she credits her determination, perfectionism, desire to excel, ability to think outside of the box, and patience.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession after starting her career as a secretary and working her way up the corporate ladder.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Christian has a strong background in the documentation of policies, procedures and visual presentations in an effort to educate others on how their actions affect both upstream and downstream executives.

Ms. Christian advises people who would like to be successful in project management to follow God's path, have care for the cause, and "imagine with all your mind, believe with all your heart and achieve with all your might."
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Ensuring all projects are completed on time; Conducting proper team staffing; Writing reports in Microsoft SQL; Creating data transformation services packages for importation into business intelligence software, including HBI and Hyperion, for usage in reporting for upper management; Serving as the facility lead for conversion of the procurement application; Implementing and rolling out McKesson HBI
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Christian hopes to obtain project management professional certification, Oracle certification and Microsoft SQL certification.
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