Meet the 2024 ODTUG Board of Directors
The Oracle Developer & Technology User Group Board of Directors is a group of volunteers elected by the Oracle Developer & Technology User Group membership to serve the community at large.
Jackie McIlroy - President
Jackie McIlroy is an Oracle APEX developer based in Dallas, Texas, USA, who has been tinkering with APEX since 2006. She is the Chief Operating Officer at United Codes with a focus on their APEX-related products and customer success. She is an Oracle ACE, is on the ODTUG Board of Directors, is a member of the Kscope24 Executive Committee, and is the organizer of the Dallas/Fort Worth Oracle APEX Meetup group. Jackie enjoys mentoring new APEX developers and helping others create awesome APEX applications.
Debra Lilley - Vice President
Debra has been an Oracle ACE Director since 2008, and has spoken on many different topics at over 200 conferences worldwide, including the last 15 Oracle OpenWorlds. She has written many whitepapers and blog about her experiences and thoughts http://debrasoracle.blogspot.com.
Debra recently joined Inoapps. Not just an Oracle Partner but also an End User Organization. She champions the technology that sits beneath the applications and how we can extend the solution through the Platform portfolio, including development, integration, and analytics. She is a chartered director, a UK professional body responsible for the governance of companies.
Roel Hartman - Secretary
Roel began using Oracle RDBMS 5, Oracle Forms 2.3, RPT/RPF and Oracle*Case 4.5 a long time ago. For the past few years he has focused mainly on Oracle Application Express. He has been a speaker at UKOUG, OOW, Collaborate, Oracle Developer & Technology User Group Kscope, and a number of local Oracle User Groups. Within Oracle Developer & Technology User Group, Roel acted as the APEX content lead for the Oracle Developer & Technology User Group Kscope14 and Oracle Developer & Technology User Group Kscope15 conferences and was elected a member of the Oracle Developer & Technology User Group Board of Directors in 2016. Roel keeps an (APEX-related) blog on http://roelhartman.blogspot.com. In June 2009 he received an Oracle ACE award, and in August 2010 he was appointed as Oracle ACE Director. Roel is a co-writer of the Expert Oracle Application Express and Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications books. He is a director at APEX Consulting in The Netherlands.
Kurt Mayer - Treasurer
Kurt has been living and breathing Analytics & Reporting, Business Intelligence, and Data Integration for nearly four decades -- the past two of which he has enjoyed working in the Oracle EPM/BI space. Hailing from both corporate and consulting worlds, it has allowed him to hold diverse positions in a wide range of industries, including food & restaurant, retail, insurance, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing. As a Solutions Architect, he specializes in the design, delivery, and support of solutions for both on-premises and cloud-based projects, utilizing Hyperion EPM, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle Analytics. A well-received speaker, Kurt has presented at Kscope18, Kscope21, North Central Oracle Applications User Group (NCOAUG) Training Days, Michigan Oracle Users Summit (MOUS), and Northeast Joint Oracle User Group Meeting (NEOAUG). Kurt is a longtime member of both Oracle Developer & Technology User Group and OATUG, and volunteers with the Oracle Developer & Technology User Group Analytics Community in various committees and capacities.
Sara Beth Good - Director
Sara Beth is from Houston, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008. She has been working within the EPM community for over 15 years, 11 of which have been focused on the successful delivery of Oracle EPM to various clients. During her career, she has had the privilege of assisting clients in implementing Planning, Financial Close, and Reporting systems. She has gained a reputation as a passionate and highly knowledgeable consultant, and she regularly shares her experience and knowledge as a speaker at conferences. She has also been recognized as an Oracle ACE. Sara Beth has invested her time within the larger Oracle community by being selected to be part of the ODTUG Leadership Program. She has led content committees for Planning and Profitability for Kscope22 and Kscope23, served as the Oracle EPM Co-Chair of Kscope23, and will be the EPM chair for Kscope24.
Kate Helmer - Director
As a part of the Oracle ecosystem for the past 13+ years, Kate focuses on helping customers and Oracle developers learn and gain value from implementing Oracle technologies. She specializes in master data, data governance, data quality, and data integration for the Oracle cloud platform. Kate likes to give back to the Oracle developer community via sharing information on her blog, www.HyperionBarbie.com, mentoring/coaching others to apply for the Oracle ACE program and attending and presenting at ODTUG KScope and other Oracle conferences. Kate has extensive development experience with Oracle products, ranging from EDM, DRM, EPM Data Integration, Customer Data Management, Oracle EPM Cloud, HFM, FDMEE, Planning/EPBCS, and Oracle Cloud Financials.
Edward Roske - Director
My name is Edward Roske and I love to learn things and pass them on. This is why I've helped write 15 books on EPM and Analytics, it's why I've made over 50 YouTube videos, it's why I've delivered over 100 webcasts, and it's why I've traveled to 7 continents to educate students in over 60 countries. And in 1997, my love of education led me to found interRel Consulting, so that we could leave the world a smarter place than we found it. I have helped bring interRel together with *11* other companies to make up Argano where I'm now Chief Performance Officer. I'm an Oracle ACE Pro and graduated at the top of my class from SMU with a Masters of Data Science in Business Analytics. My goal is to make sure that you always leave any session with me knowing three more things than when you arrived. Let's get started.
Neviana Zhgaba - Director
Neviana is a Digital Finance and Analytics Manager with 10 years of experience leading cross-functional teams in implementing global financial services solutions with the goal of digitizing and transforming FP&A, Controllership, Audit, Risk Management, Wealth Management business processes using Agile methodologies and a varied suite of technical products. She holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from Fairfield University, and has attended numerous leadership trainings at the General Electric Crotonville Development Center. She is also the co-founder of Aquila's Nest Vineyards, where her passion for community engagement, women empowerment, photography, the arts, interior design, social media and marketing has strongly influenced Aquila's Nest's brand identity and business strategy.
Rob Bergeron - Executive Director
Rob Bergeron is the interim executive director of the Oracle Developer & Technology User Group. He has been a passionate association management professional for 25+ years and is dedicated to the spirit and success of volunteerism. Rob is based in Wilmington, NC, USA, and enjoys the challenge of applying his non-profits career experiences to the exciting world of independent user groups.