The Global Data Management Community

Board of Directors


Submitted by admin on Sun, 2018-01-28 12:32

Jo-Ann Sheldon started her working career in the insurance industry and has held several roles ranging from administration to underwriting and claims, for both personal and business insurance. A perfectionist at heart, she prides herself in being meticulous and she supports the DAMA International team from an administrative perspective

Executive Admin

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2018-01-28 12:31

Lisa Olinda has been with DAMA International as their Executive Administrative Assistant since October, 2014. Lisa loves working with the DAMA International team; engaging with local chapters, members and DAMA partners. Lisa is very active in music, mom to the Fab Five and Grandmom

VP Professional Development

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2017-02-12 19:37

Dr Katherine O’Keefe is a lead Information Governance and Privacy consultant, trainer, and Chief Ethicist with Castlebridge.  She has worked with clients in a variety of sectors, from telco to healthcare to charities, on consulting and training engagements.  She has represented Castlebridge at Data Governance conferences internationally and regularly writes about Data Governance topics on the Castlebridge website and in other industry publications.  In 2016, one of her essays received a “highly commended” distinction in the Alison North New Professionals Awards.


VP Publications & Editorial Services

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2015-06-04 15:07

Laura Sebastian-Coleman, Data Quality and Data Standards Center of Excellence Lead at Cigna, has worked on data quality in large health care analytic data warehouses since 2003. Cigna is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. Laura has implemented data quality metrics and reporting, launched and facilitated data quality working groups, and contributed to data consumer training programs. She has led efforts to establish data standards and to manage metadata for large analytic data warehouses.

Privacy Officer

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2014-06-05 16:51

Daragh O Brien is Managing Director of Castlebridge Associates, a company which changes how people in organisations think about information. Castlebridge Associates focuses in particular on Data Governance, Information Quality, Data Privacy, and other information-related Information Governance areas.


Submitted by admin on Thu, 2014-06-05 16:46

Sue started in Data Management during 1996 when she was handed a disk with a list of builders on it and told they were hers to manage. Sue mentions this as fate taking over and providing her with what she was "meant to do". Various data roles later, her clients numbered 3 of the top 4 banking institutions in SA, a number of telco's and various pension funds, insurance companies and health organisations. Sue was the initial designer of data quality matching algorithms for a SA built Data Quality and Matching tool (Plasma Mind).

Presidents Council Liaison

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2013-04-19 16:34
Jan is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan's experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He has a vision for innovation and ability to translate visions into strategy.

VP Conference Services

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2013-04-19 16:24

Missy Wittmann is an Information Modeling Engineer Specialist at American Family Insurance.  She has been involved with the Wisconsin DAMA Chapter since 1997 and has held various positions on the Executive Board currently holding the position of President.  Missy loves her career in Data Management and continues to challenge herself to learn and become more involved in the DAMA community.  Missy is very active in youth athletics and can usually be found in a gym or at a ball diamond during her time away from the office.   @momof366 on Twitter or Missy Wittmann on LinkedIn


Subscribe to RSS - Board of Directors