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Board of Directors

Michael Brown

SIG Coordinator/Chair (term expires May 31, 2018)

Applications DBA, BlueStar


Michael Brown is an Oracle ACE who has been working the Oracle Database since 1993, the E-Business Suite since 1997 and various flavors of Unix/Linux since 1986. He has a B.S Computer Science from Appalachian State University and an M.S. Computer Science from Clemson University. He is a member of OAUG and IOUG. At Collaborate 13, he was named the OAUG Member of the Year. He has been a regular presenter at Oracle Openworld, Collaborate, and OAUG Connection Points as well as at other regional conferences and local user groups.


Kaberi Nayak

Vice Chair (term expires May 31, 2019)

Lead Database Tech SW Eng, Mitre


Kaberi Nayak is an Oracle ACE. She has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Computer Science from GMU in Virginia. She has over sixteen years of experience with Oracle database administration specifically supporting Oracle Applications and also Oracle/Peoplesoft environments including installation, implementations, administration, maintenance, upgrades, platform migrations. Currently she works for Mitre Corporation as a Senior Oracle Applications DBA.

Ahmed Alomari

Secretary (term expires May 31, 2019)

President, Cybernoor Corporation


Ahmed Alomari is well known in the industry for his performance expertise. He has published several books on performance tuning with Prentice Hall. He has also presented on the subject of performance tuning at numerous conferences including Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle User groups, Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), VLDB, SANS, and Database and Client Server World. Prior to becoming an independent consultant and starting Cybernoor Corporation, Ahmed worked for Oracle Corporation for over 10 years, and he last held the position of Vice President of the Applications Performance Group.



Mark Farnham

IOUG Liason

President, Rightsizing, Inc.


Mark W. Farnham is a native of Dunkirk, NY where he attended public schools and enjoyed the rich musical and farming heritage of Chautauqua County. After graduating with a dual major in physics and biology from Dartmouth College in 1977, Mark became interested in computer science and database technology. Mark began using Oracle at DTSS in the late 1980’s and helped Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse move from DTSS to Unix and Oracle from 1989 to 1994. Mark was one of the founders of the OAUG and participated in Oracle’s VLDB group and MOSES. In 1994 Mark co-founded Rightsizing, Inc. with Jerry Ireland where Mark continues as President to this day. Rightsizing helps businesses make smart use of Oracle technology and Mark often is called upon when high throughput and massive migrations are involved. Mark is an Oracle ACE, a frequent contributor to oracle-l and is proud to be a member of the Oak Table Network (http://www.oaktable.net) and co-founder of the APPSPERF consortium (http://www.appsperf.org ). Mark continues his service to the OAUG as a board member of the OAUG DBSIG and was awarded the OAUG Lifetime Service Award in 2010. Mark’s handle on twitter and youtube is pudge1954, and he is pudge on OTN.


Andy Rivenes

Past President/Oracle Liason

Oracle Corporation


Andy Rivenes has been an Oracle DBA supporting Oracle Applications databases since 1992. He recently went to work for Oracle Corporation after having worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a long time supporter of both the OAUG and IOUG user groups. Andy has been a presenter and panel member at many OAUG, Open World and local conferences as well as the Hotsos Symposium.


Neil Jensen

Board Member

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Neil started using the Oracle database and Applications in 1989 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He earned his stripes performing several upgrades and solving performance problems. Neil found that he really enjoyed finding and solving performance issues so he joined the Hotsos team in 2005.


Sridhar Rangaswamy

Board Member

Sai Super Software Solutions


Sridhar Rangaswamy shortly known in the Oracle community as "Sri" is an Oracle OCP who has been working the Oracle Database since 1993, the E-Business Suite since 1997 and various flavors of Unix/Linux since 1992. He has a M.S Information Security from Colorado Technical University. He is also part of the Membership Committee of OAUG and President of FLOAUG. Sridhar was chosen by Oracle to instruct the new employee Oracle Application System Administration (Ad, FND Module) class. Sridhar has been selected to consult on the Release 12 Fusion Benchmarking which consists of all of the industry leading ERP solutions (Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel and Retek). Sridhar has served as a Project Manager within the Oracle Corporation and has managed large scale projects with up to 120 FTEís. He brings the functional and subject matter expertise required to ensure the success of the project.


Sandra Vucinic

Board Member

VLAD Group, Inc.


Sandra has over sixteen years of experience with Oracle database administration specifically supporting Oracle E-Business Suite environments. For years Sandra has been a presenter and panel member at OAUG, NCOAUG, CSOAUG, OVOAUG, SROAUG, Oracle Apps World and Oracle Open World Conferences (70+ sessions). Sandra continues to be active in the OAUG organization and serves as a Director on various OAUG GEO and SIG Boards. Sandra has been awarded the OAUG Member of the Year Award for 2008 at the Collaborate 2008 Conference in April 2008 in Denver CO. In December 2008 Sandra received Oracle ACE Award by Oracle Corporation.


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