Ellen Gulachenski

Chief Information Officer at City Year

Ellen Gulachenski has extensive experience in the field of IT and technology project management. Ellen started their career at CGI (formerly Deloitte and Touche - DRT Systems) as a developer and eventually became an executive consultant, leading multiple technology projects. After that, they worked at Perceptive Informatics as a Senior Manager of Integration Services, where they successfully delivered numerous web-based applications for clinical trials. Ellen then joined Harvard University, where they held several roles including Director of Project Services, Managing Director of Project Planning and Management, and Managing Director of Project and Vendor Management. In these positions, they oversaw critical technology projects and initiatives, developed strategic partnerships, and implemented project management practices. Currently, they are working as the Chief Information Officer at City Year, where they are responsible for leveraging IT capabilities to support the organization's programs and end users nationally.

Ellen Gulachenski completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Yale University from 1983 to 1987. After that, they pursued a Master of Science (M.S) degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame from 1987 to 1989.

In terms of additional certifications, Ellen obtained the following:

1. Academy Accreditation - Databricks Lakehouse Platform Essentials from Databricks in November 2021.

2. Agile Software Development: Kanban for Developers from LinkedIn in October 2021.

3. Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) from Scrum Alliance in August 2021.

4. Transitioning from Data Warehousing to Big Data from LinkedIn in May 2020.

5. Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance in June 2017.

6. Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute in August 2012.

7. Academy Accreditation - Databricks Lakehouse Fundamentals from Databricks in November 2021.

8. ITIL Foundations v3 (Institution not provided and details of obtaining it not mentioned).

This information provides a comprehensive overview of Ellen Gulachenski's educational background and additional certifications they have obtained.


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  • Chief Information Officer

    June, 2018 - present