Affiliation: Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
Nomination Committee Evaluation: Qualified
1. Public Contact Information
a) Please provide one URL to an online location (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) where community members can dialogue with you. [Optional.]
b) Please identify your organizational affiliations. Note that Advisory Council (AC) members serve as individuals required to take ARIN’s best interests into account—not those of organizations with which they are affiliated.
Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
NYS Local Government IT Directors Association
2. Relevant Biography
a) Please refer to the ARIN Advisory Council Guidance to the 2022 Nomination Committee in answering this question:
i) Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective AC member.
I have a long history of experience with non-profit and government board leadership\participation that I feel translates well to participation in ARIN’s Advisory Council. I view participation on the Advisory Council as an excellent way to more fully understand the work ARIN does and be a part of the community supporting the infrastructure of the public internet.
I have spent ten years participating with Visions Federal Credit Union’s board and supervisory committee, the last six years as Chair of the Supervisory Committee. In that role I regularly participate in all board meetings, strategic planing sessions with both the board and management, help review all policies, review\respond to member complaints, and review and provide board-level leadership for auditing and enterprise risk functions of the credit union. Visions is the 50th largest CU in the US and is a member-service cooperative – it has many things in common with ARIN and the responsibilities needed. They support their volunteers with paid professional learning (conference) opportunities and travel for board members, similar to ARIN.
In addition, I also have served the last four years as Vice President of the NYS Local Government IT Directors Association, the trade group representing the interests and collaborative vehicle for statewide IT leaders. In this role I planned the organization’s annual conferences (2 per year), with 250+ attendees. I regularly led and facilitated discussions, presentations, and built the agendas and recruited speakers.
Prior to coming to Coordinated Care Services as CITO, I spent 9 years as a municipal CIO. I have extensive experience working with government agencies and entities, performing direct lobbying\influence activities in a variety capacities, and have a long history of leadership roles in volunteer-based organizations where participation is voluntary but provides high-visibility, large-scale impact.
I feel that the best advantages I can bring to ARIN’s Advisory Council will be diversity of background and extensive non-profit leadership experience.
ii) Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the AC.
iii) You may also optionally include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography.
b) The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters. Describe a similar experience you have had in such an advisory role.
In my roles I have regularly delved into policy development of a variety of ways – internal policies for cybersecurity, compliance, and more – and regularly advise boards and elected groups such as Legislatures on policy and law development.
a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of ARIN’s Advisory Council. How do you propose to resolve any such conflicts?
b) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Advisory Council according to the Conflicts of Interest Policy?
c) If not currently eligible, how will you become eligible to serve if elected (i.e. “If elected, I will resign from the position of ________ before 31 Dec 2022”). If not applicable, simply enter “N/A”.
d) Describe any limitations on your ability to: attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person; or serve all of the elected term.
4. Nominee Information
a) Have you attended ARIN meetings or otherwise participated in ARIN activities in the past? What did you find the most rewarding from those meetings or activities? What suggestions for improvement do you have?
I have not previously participated in an ARIN meeting, I am looking forward to being a part of the ARIN community discussions.
b) What areas of Internet number resource policy, if any, need more attention by ARIN; why?
An area of focus that I personally feel needs attention is number assignments for smaller entities. As a representative of a local government entity I found the process of obtaining numbers from ARIN to not be challenging.
c) In what ways could the AC’s role managing ARIN’s Internet number resource policy be improved, if any?
I have not previously participated in the Advisory Council role, so this is an area where I do not have relevant input as of yet.
d) What are your thoughts on the rights and responsibilities of legacy IP address holders?
In reviewing the legacy IP holder discussions, I think it is important for legacy IP holders to understand that they are a part of the same community as any newer ARIN-assigned holders. IPs are a public good and ARIN is the named steward of these, and it is important to find the best ways for legacy IP holders to participate in ARIN’s process.
e) What are your thoughts on needs-based justification for the receipt of IP addresses?
Given the scarcity of IP addresses, I think needs-based justification remains an important component of receiving IP address allocations. The most challenging part that I see is force de-allocation – given the scarcity, if you possess a range of IPs and it will be difficult or impossible to get it back after giving it up, it becomes incredibly difficult to reasonably force recipients to give back blocks of IPs. There may be other solutions to this issue, though I’m sure it is not new.