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What's New - Technology Transfer welcomes two new team members: Alicia Ming, MPA and Patricia Cullum, M.Ed

Alicia Ming, MPAAlicia Ming, MPA

Ms. Alicia Ming joins the VA's Technology Transfer Program (TTP) team from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System where she served as a Health System Specialist to the Deputy Chief of Staff.

Alicia holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Central Florida and completed her capstone on the strategic deployment of Lean Six Sigma training to 100 percent of Orlando VA Medical Center's staff. She also holds a Bachelor of Art degree with honors, from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, with double concentrations in Management and Marketing.

Alicia entered the federal government in 2010 as a Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) student at the Orlando VA Medical Center. There, she gained quality management experience in a hospital setting. Under the Chief of Quality Management, Alicia was tasked with tracking and trending numerous performance improvement measures for the organization, such as utilization management of the Operation Room (OR), Mental Health access measures and other key measures identified by leadership. In 2014, Alicia transferred to the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she served as Lead Program Analyst for dependent credentialing. As lead, she streamlined the dependent credentialing process and assisted in remodeling the onboarding process for all new clinical hires for the facility.

Alicia enjoys traveling to her home country of Jamaica yearly. Ackee Marley Ming, her Maltipoo, is the current love of her life. She's a fan of K-dramas and loves the ocean breeze.

Patricia Cullum, M.EdPatricia Cullum, M.Ed

Pattie recently joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Transfer Program (VA-TTP) as a Technology Transfer Specialist in the Washington, DC office. Pattie will be working with VA-TTP as a regional Technology Transfer Specialist (TTS).

Pattie has a broad range of expertise in both the government and private sectors. Before joining VA-TTP, Pattie worked as the Chief Data Scientist for Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service where she delivered expert advice and guidance to Federal agencies to define data science services, technologies, and engineering industry practices. Pattie was involved in technical planning, creating interagency agreements, acquiring approval for data rights, and intellectual property agreements between agencies and outside partners. Pattie also has more than 20 years' experience in biomedical and clinical research with a concentration in global and U.S. Federal pharmaceutical industry laws and regulatory and compliance guidelines.

Pattie has a Master of Education from Cambridge College where she researched Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and Quality of Life for People Living with HIV and AIDS Disease. Pattie attended the University of Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems and minored in Mathematics and Computer Programming. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

Pattie is most proud of her three daughters and son. Her two oldest daughters graduated with honors in science from Northeastern University, and her oldest daughter recently graduated with a master's degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Her youngest daughter is a senior at Lasell College majoring in Fashion Design and Production and has created some beautiful and creative designs. Her son is a championship swimmer going into his junior year at Keene State College, majoring in Occupational and Health Safety. Pattie is an avid Boston Red Sox fan but loves all Boston sports. She loves the outdoors, especially the beach, and taking long bike rides.

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