Deanna began her career in IT straight out of college – via the job placement program. She worked 17 years at a company providing medical patient accounting software for doctor’s offices. Starting out in technical support, she gradually worked her way up and began handling the more difficult calls. This led her to learn everything she could about EDI and she soon applied for and accepted the EDI Software Engineer position when it became available.
After many years, the company decided to move out of state and Deanna decided to stay put in Arizona. She took a brief hiatus from IT and worked in Home Healthcare for several months. Although the work was fulfilling, the paychecks were not. Deanna soon went back to IT after finding a position that seemed to be the perfect fit for her.
Deanna joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in 2009 as a Systems Application Analyst. After just a few short years, she volunteered to join the first Scrum team as it was being formed. In 2013, Deanna became a certified ScrumMaster and the following year took over her first Scrum team. Since then, she has enjoyed working with people on the different Scrum teams she is responsible for.
With over 25 years of IT experience in the Healthcare Industry, Deanna has a wonderful skillset and is looking forward to learning and growing as the company continues on their Agile journey.