ORCAS Welcomes New Director of Technology

ORCAS announced today that Sara Taillon has joined their team as Director of Technology, heading up the development group that designs and builds ORCAS’s health-based web and mobile interventions. Sara is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional, highly experienced in the Agile software development process, and has over 15 years experience working in the biotech and clinical research software industries. Her management style is highly collaborative and she enables her team to create lean, high value software while encouraging a fun, inventive, and supportive work environment.

“We’re very excited to have someone of Sara’s depth and breadth of experience, as a software engineer and Agile team leader,” said Theresa Mulvihill, Chief Operations Officer and Director of Product Development at ORCAS. “As an Agile development group, we’re continually iterating and improving on our existing products in the market, such as MoodHacker and BlipHub. With Sara’s leadership and guidance, we’ll also increase our speed to market with new products — scientifically-tested mobile health applications that solve our customers’ problems.”

Initial projects Sara will spearhead include: integrating ORCAS’s new health coaching platform with MoodHacker and BlipHub – offering a light touch digital alternative to traditional telephonic health coaching, developing an app internationalization framework for translation into other languages, and building a new chronic disease self-management platform.

Sara comments “I am thrilled to join the ORCAS team, creating innovative solutions to improve people’s health and well-being through self-management interventions.  I draw on a decade of experience at software startups, building leading-edge, eHealth applications.  I’m passionate about providing tools and information that empower people to participate more directly in their health care.  ORCAS is impacting people’s lives every day and I’m proud to be part of it.”

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