Carmen Ortiz Larsen
Ms. Larsen has over 20 years experience in the information management technology industry, management consulting and public policy. An experienced business process improvement analyst and facilitator, she has provided extensive technical management and consulting services to the public, international and private sector. Her work has spanned health care, education, agriculture, environmental impacts, and economic development. Among her significant business achievements are her work for the Cardiology military community under a DOD process improvement, realignment, standardization, and case development; in the development of a computer-based national water quality model incorporating 20 distinct pollutants from point and non-point sources as a contractor to Resources for the Future under grants from the USGS, USDA, NOAA and the EPA (1979–88); in the construction of a case management, bioethics process compliance, and knowledge base system for clinical bioethics for the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Affairs (2000–09), and the deployment of the system to over 120 Veterans hospitals nationally; the creation of an integrated activity-based cost accounting, labor time tracking, travel expense allocation, and inspection billing system for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, currently deployed to support over 800 poultry graders (2000-08); and a national study of use, reporting, and obstacles in the outreach and inclusion of minorities in HUD-funded projects at the local levels. Ms. Larsen is a graduate of Georgetown University.