Current Staff

Michael

Michael Pitts

Junior DevOps System Administrator

I currently assist the Systems Engineer, James Weatherell, with administrating current systems at RITS. This includes supporting and managing security systems for current RITS infrastructure as well as designing, implementing and testing new IT solutions. I enjoy the variety of projects that we work on here at RITS, and the friendly people that I work with both in and outside the department. RITS’ project focused approach is a refreshing and effective method of accomplishing it’s main task of improving IT for researchers here at HMS, and I am glad to be a part of it!

James W. Weatherell

James W. Weatherell

Senior Systems Engineer, Research IT Solutions

My name is James and I joined the RITS team in late May of 2015. I am responsible for filling technical gaps, resolving technical obstacles, migrating existing services to our central IT infrastructure, and architecting new solutions for the Harvard Medical School Research Community. I have over six years of Cloud, Linux, and Virtualization experience. Before joining HMS I assisted in developing Compute Cloud infrastructure for IBM, RBM Technologies, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Air Worldwide.

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Mia Nega

Mia Nega

Project Manager

Mia is primarily involved in the coordination and management of RITS specific projects... She is responsible for planning and implementing project management strategies to ensure that the project’s objectives and missions are met. Mia’s role as a PC is centered around working directly with stakeholders to gather the appropriate project requirements and to accurately capture the project’s scope. Among the various projects she is involved in within RITS, Mia is currently coordinating the migration of the Genetics Department’s local IT to the Harvard Medical School’s Central IT system. This being one of the signature projects for RITS, Mia is responsible for overseeing that the project’s scope, milestones, and deadlines are met in all phases of this project.

mia_nega@hms.harvard.edu

Jessica Pierce

Jessica Pierce

Research Data Manager, RITS

Jessica is the Research Data Manager and is involved with direct outreach to our customers to aid in the visualization and management of their current storage use, coordinating the movement of data to the most appropriate storage tier, and helping to define, implement, and sustain appropriate data lifecycle strategies for research at HMS.

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