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ANDREW P. WELCH

Curriculum Vitae (Theatre summary separate)

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Consultant with significant management, systems design, and teaching experience. Now concentrating work in the field of Experiential Education, drawing upon an impressive business, theatre, and climbing background.

Previously a specialist with PICK-style operating systems for almost two decades, intimately familiar with Medical Laboratory software design and implementation. Highly qualified in PC/PICK interconnectivity (especially under WinLink), with Windows and Visual Basic software products currently published and selling.

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY
May 03 - Present



 
Management Consultant, intellact, Toronto, Ontario.

Diverse specializations: Experiential education consultant and lead facilitator; Healthcare & Manufacturing information systems analysis; Theatrical improvisation in business.
Jan 99 - Present



 
Lead Facilitator/Ropes Course Manager, Delta Synergy Group, Burlington, Ontario.

Corporate experiential education program designer and lead facilitator. Conducting experience-based training and development, specializing in theatre-based improvisation activities and challenge rope work.  Also in high demand for internal resource development, including creating new initiatives, equipment creation and management, and major sales support.
Dec 93 - Apr 03



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Educator, Developer, and Consultant, Caduceus Consulting, Toronto, Ontario.

Internationally recognized teacher, consultant, and columnist. Responsible for the design and development of front-end utilities and user applications supplied as part of WinLink/ViaODBC Via Systems' Windows/PICK interconnectivity product. Significant accomplishments teaching Visual Basic to PICK programmers through user groups and Spectrum International.
Mar 92 - Oct 99



Medical Systems Consultant, Caduceus Software and Consulting, Toronto, Ontario.

Actively engaged in the design, development, and support of state-of-the-art systems for clients, including FML Medical Laboratories and the Women's College Hospital Department of Pathology.
Jan 90 - Feb 92






























Software Development Manager, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Don Mills, Ontario.

AIM Inc. was formed by a separation of the Flemingdon Medical Laboratories computer department (see below). Held position of Secretary on Board of Directors. Hired a General Manager for the company. Continued work started at Flemingdon Labs, including maintaining the largest complete on-line Pathology database in Canada.

Named responsible for all system designs produced by the company. Also managed entire project cycles, from concept to installation. Conducted all system demonstrations and marketing support.

Recognition included lecturing at the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology in Laboratory Computerization.

Designed and supervised the coding, testing, and installation of all of the following laboratory system modules:

Order Entry
Patient Index
Chemistry
Haematology
Microbiology
Gynecological Cytology
Cytology
Pathology (multiple disciplines)
Automated Instrument Interfaces
Quality Control
Veterinary Laboratory
Requisition Billing
Clinic Encounters

Mar 86 - Dec 89










Computer Department Supervisor, Flemingdon Medical Laboratories, Don Mills, Ontario.

Joined company as a programmer/analyst responsible for software tools and system functions. Was entirely responsible for the introduction of programming and documentation standards, and the development of a production release system. Wrote a full-windowing application screen handler which was later adopted as the company standard.

Re-designed a complete laboratory computer system to include both private and hospital lab requirements. Supervised the work of five other programmers. Hospital work included very active participation with user committees at every phase of the project. Duties encompassed all facets of project leadership, including system analysis, new employee hiring and training, program design, documentation, and miscellaneous marketing functions.
Aug 84 - Mar 86



Programmer/Analyst, CPA Data Systems (later Ultimate Canada), Waterloo, Ontario.

Applications programming duties included extensive customer support, program design, and development especially in the area of data communications.
May 83 - Jul 84


Programmer/Analyst, Caduceus Medical Software, Waterloo, Ontario.

Self-employed as a developer of software for the medical domain, specifically in the area of clinical Cytogenetics.
May 82 - Aug 82
Sep 81 - Dec 81
Jan 81 - Apr 81



Programmer, Canadian General Electric, Toronto, Ontario.

Worked as a Co-operative Education student from the University of Waterloo.

Designed and supervised the coding of a large pricing model and business reporting system involving the development of original forecasting algorithms. Conducted training courses for new employees.

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SELECTED OUTDOOR ACHIEVEMENTS
2003 to 2006 Created and hosted the Canadian Experiential Education Practitioners Symposium (CEEPS), the only annual professional development conference for the EE industry in Canada.
2002 Trekked Chilkoot Trail, Alaska to Yukon Territory (with Sea-to-Sky Expeditions).
1999 Wilderness First Aid Certificate, SOLO Wilderness Medicine, NH.
1999 Black Rhino Research Volunteer, Earthwatch, Sweetwaters Game Reserve, Nanyuki, Kenya.
1999 Summited Kilimanjaro (5895m via Machame route), Moshi, Tanzania.
1999 Intermediate Field Guide (Level 1) Certificate, Drifters, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1998 & 1999 Camp Counselor, Camp Kilcoo (Canadian Children's Opera Chorus), Ontario.
1998 Intermediate Rock Climbing, Equinox Adventures, Ontario.
1995 Rig Rescue and Rappel Certificate, Advanced Rescue Techniques School of Canada, Ontario.
1993 Summited Imja Tse (6189m), Pokalde (5806m), & Lobuje East (6119m), Australian School of Mountaineering, Khumbu, Nepal.
1999 Rock Climbing Certificate, Australian School of Mountaineering, Katoomba, N.S.W.
1990 & 1993 Youth Counsellor, Theatre Ontario Summer Courses, Kingston/St. Catherines, Ontario.
1993 Hiked Milford Track (55 km), Te Anau Milford Sound, New Zealand.

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