The name and the face are the same, but the job title has changed. On September 22, 2008 Janet ‘Jan’ Taylor, became the Director of Information Technology.
Jan, having strong family ties to Selma, is a two-time graduate of Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida. She graduated with honors receiving Associate of Science Degrees in Drafting Technology (Major in Electronic Design) and Computer Information Systems in 1984 and 1986 respectively. She is currently working on a Bachelor degree in Information Technology at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama, again maintaining a high G.P.A.
Jan, who has been employed with the Children’s Home since April 2003 as the Executive Administrative Assistant, was selected because of her administrative and professional experiences having functioned in multiple information technology positions over more than twenty years. Her skills and passion for computers and the field of technology began in the 80’s when she held the position of Computer/System/Data Analyst for the NASA Space Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
“The decision to leave my old position was difficult,” said Jan, “knowing that I would no longer be at the right hand of such a dynamic boss. At the same time, I am fulfilling a dream, and I am very excited about being in this particular position as we launch the new UMCH!”
Jan will be responsible for overseeing all technological areas for the Children’s Home. Congratulations, Jan!