Application Services (AS)

Delivering high-quality, application development services and innovative, informatics solutions to advance the business mission, teaching, learning, assessment and strategic decision making.

The Application Services team focuses on the twin missions of Business Intelligence and Education Informatics. This unit enables the transformation of complex academic, administrative, business and financial data into actionable intelligence to improve strategic decision making for the University, School of Medicine, MCV Physicians, and Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences. The team manages integrations with all major VCU and VCUHeath Enterprise systems and data warehouses. Its core mission is to deliver mission-critical data, quality analytical/visualization tools, and high-value recommendations that better inform leadership in the clinical, academic, research, and administrative missions. 

Bhavesh Patel

Bhavesh Patel

Director, Application Services

Bhavesh Patel

Bhavesh Patel

Director, Application Services

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3390

Email: bhavesh.patel@vcuhealth.org

Michael Wu

Michael Wu

Assistant Director, Application Development

Michael Wu

Michael Wu

Assistant Director, Application Development

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Email: michael.wu1@vcuhealth.org

Andrew Leisure

Andrew Leisure

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

Andrew Leisure

Andrew Leisure

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 628-4884

Email: andrew.leisure@vcuhealth.org

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3917

Email: chris.stephens@vcuhealth.org

Melvin Denwiddie

Melvin Denwiddie

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

Melvin Denwiddie

Melvin Denwiddie

Senior Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 628-5528

Email: melvin.denwiddie@vcuhealth.org

John Priestley

John Priestley

Applications & Data Analyst

John Priestley

John Priestley

Applications & Data Analyst

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3919

Email: john.priestley@vcuhealth.org

Steve Kuchta

Steve Kuchta

Applications and DevOps Engineer

Steve Kuchta

Steve Kuchta

Applications and DevOps Engineer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 628-5388

Email: steve.kuchta@vcuhealth.org

Alana Wiljanen

Alana Wiljanen

Junior Business Analyst

Alana Wiljanen

Alana Wiljanen

Junior Business Analyst

SOMTech / Academic Technology Services

Email: alana.wiljanen@vcuhealth.org

Kate Loomis

Kate Loomis

Business Intelligence Analyst

Kate Loomis

Kate Loomis

Business Intelligence Analyst

SOMTech / Academic Technology Services

Web Services & Communications

Website design and development for the School of Medicine, including support for its Departmental and Affiliated Institutes and Center websites.

Our mission is to oversee the design, development, usability and accessibility of School of Medicine website, including the homepage and the top-level pages of the site. The Web Services unit is the primary developer and central consultant for all SOM and Department websites using the T4 Content Management System. We design, program, test and develop web accessible, standards-compliant websites following the VCU Web Policy. 

Amber Logan

Amber Logan

Sr. Communications Manager and Lead Science Writer

Amber Logan

Amber Logan

Sr. Communications Manager and Lead Science Writer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Email: Amber.Logan@vcuhealth.org

Nathan Hilsenbrand

Nathan Hilsenbrand

Senior Front End Web Developer/Designer

Nathan Hilsenbrand

Nathan Hilsenbrand

Senior Front End Web Developer/Designer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Phone: (804) 828-3070

Email: nathan.hellenbrand@vcuhealth.org

Laura Ingles

Laura Ingles

Lead Content Strategist / Writer

Laura Ingles

Laura Ingles

Lead Content Strategist / Writer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Email: laura.ingles@vcuhealth.org

DeAudrea 'Sha' Rich

DeAudrea 'Sha' Rich

Graphic Designer and Photographer

DeAudrea 'Sha' Rich

DeAudrea 'Sha' Rich

Graphic Designer and Photographer

SOMTech / Web & Application Services

Email: DeAudrea.Rich@vcuhealth.org