Our board is made up of professionals. They are actively working everyday to bring fresh ideas and new concepts to our meetings around the Philadelphia area. We welcome your thoughts and want to create a forum for open communication. Your feed back matters to us, so feel free to send any of us an email.  We look forward to seeing you at the seminars!

Sincerely,

The PSSUG Board

 Board Officers

Sebastian Meine, Ph.D.

Sebastian Meine, Ph.D.

President

More about Sebastian

Sebastian Meine, Ph.D. is the SQL Stylist behind sqlity.net llc. In 2010 he founded sqlity.net to fully engage in his passion for SQL Server. Armed with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and years of experience in architecting DBs for a global Fortune 50 company, Sebastian now provides training and consulting services for his clients, specializing in SQL Server Security, Test Driven Development and Performance. Sebastian is an experienced public speaker, published author, president of the Philly PASS Chapter, PASS Regional Mentor and coauthor & lead developer of tSQLt.

Rick Wargo

Rick Wargo

Vice President, BI Chapter Lead

More about Rick

Rick Wargo (Chapter Leader-Phila BI Users Group) is a hands-on, cross-functional technology leader invested in value-driven solutions, sustainability, and innovation, focused on the intersection of people and technology.

Recently he has developed end-to-end solutions for a highly scalable, high-performing inventory management system in Python, Redis, and PostgreSQL, a financial data integrity system in Node.js, Bootstrap, and Redshift, and many R data-visualization dashboards. Rick is an avid Alexa developer and his “skills” can be found on Amazon Echo devices everywhere. Rick can be reached at @rickwargo and on https://www.rickwargo.com.

Vince Napoli

Vince Napoli

Secretary

More about Vince

Vince is a successful Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Architect and has been his area of focus from 1996 to present.  From the start of his career in 1987, he has been in Mainframe development and MVS technical support, System Testing, Data Warehousing / Business Intelligence architecture and development, and a SQL Server DBA / ETL developer / and database developer.  He is a member of Professional Association of SQL Server(PASS), former president of the Philadelphia SQL Server User group (PSSUG), part of the PSSUG leadership since 2003 to the present, and was a member of the PASS program committee for the DW/BI track from 2003 to 2006.  Vince has been a frequent presenter at local user group meetings, and SQL Saturday events.

Board Members

Bob Blackburn

Bob Blackburn

Board

More About Bob

Bob started his career in IT on mainframes and the AS/400 platform. He started using SQL Server over 15 years ago and the MSBI stack since it first came out in 2005. Currently, he is a Data Platform Architect at Capax Global working with companies on new data warehouse databases, Oracle to SQL Server migrations, and the business intelligence presentation layer with Power BI.

 Boris Shvets

Boris Shvets

Board

More about Boris

Boris is a computer dinosaur. He started programming in 1965 working with Russian computers like URAL 1, MIR, and BESM. He was a member of the team for the chess program Kaissa. He has worked with various databases (SYBASE, ORACLE, MSSQL, Teradata, MySQL) for the last 16 years. Right now he is working as DBA for the VIIAD company.

Ron Boehm

Ron Boehm

Board, SJ Chapter Lead

More about Ron

Ron Boehm (SJSSUG) – Over twenty years of technical experience, including extensive managerial and hands on technical leadership with a broad background and with a recent focus on the duties of a Developer,  a DBA for MS SQL Server and as a ASP.Net (C#)/SQL project architect.  President of the South Jersey chapter of PASS (SJSSUG) for the last ten years.  Also, teaching Computer Science at Rowan University as an adjunct professor with a Masters in Software Engineering.

Dominic Falso

Dominic Falso

Board

more about Dominic

Dominic Falso (Chapter Leader-Center City) is a Data Architect at Reinvestment Fund, Inc. He has been using SQL Server since SQL Server 2000. His work supports data analysis/data science analysts and includes specialties like Spatial analysis, SSIS importing of unclean data, and C# development for SQL Server-related applications. In his spare time, he enjoys family life and living in South Philadelphia

Ivan Carter

Ivan Carter

Board

More about Ivan

In my role as the Nonprofit Branding Specialist I simplify complex problems with compelling design story telling. I think strategically and systematically to capture a clear and concise design strategy that can engage at every level. While making the complex simple, I challenge my self and problem solve by utilizing research and insight. I bring projects from to conception to implementation, while thinking about how they apply to real-world human problems.

When I begin interfacing and leading clients throughout the design process.
I help them speak in a direct visual language and explain that, by capturing those thoughts they can express their mission to their donors concisely. Having knowledge of the value of a design voice and solid point of view, I guide our clients to tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback.

Yusuf Kothari

Yusuf Kothari

Board

more about Yusuf

Highly experienced with diverse skill set and proven track record of delivering high-quality, extensible solutions. Hands on experience with full life-cycle software development, all facets of database administration including capacity planning, SQL Server build/spec definition, multi-node clustering, AlwaysOn development, Analytics and team player in both financial, retail, food industry and health care verticals.

Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and listening. Capable of breaking down complex, technical issues and relating them in terms understood by others not intimate with the technology.

 Additional Team Members

Ariel Mookherji

Ariel Mookherji

Development Coordinator

More About Ariel

Ariel Mookherji graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in Interior Design. She worked at LF Driscoll, a construction company, as an Assistant Project Manager for the building of the Comcast Center. With the completion of the project, Ariel decided to pursue a career in production design. She worked on a number of independent films and theater productions in Philadelphia. In addition, she was a part of two productions for the Food Network and an Olympus Camera Commercial, which aired online. Ariel returned to school in 2012 to focus on an MBA in Marketing. During her time in school at Montgomery County Community College, Ariel was responsible for many fundraisers. Through this experience, Ariel fell in love with the nonprofit sector.  While not in class or work, Ariel enjoys art and watching movies with her family.