As Director of IT, Brian Dugan is responsible for upholding Turnaround for Children’s mission by providing exceptional leadership in planning, training and directing the organization’s information technology application and help desk functions. This includes harnessing information technologies to meet the organization’s service information needs, continuously improving through exploitation of emerging technologies, and promoting a culture of innovation, flexibility and integrity. Brian joined Turnaround in 2017.
Brian comes to Turnaround with over 20 years of IT experience. Most recently, he worked for the Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church as its Director, Management Information Systems. He managed the organization’s global IT operations, served as the primary executive for technical, budget, personnel and special-projects, and oversaw the department’s short- and long-term strategic plans. Prior to that, Brian was the Director, Information Technology at Waldner’s Business Environments, where he led strategy for the entire IT enterprise. Brian managed full-time staff and vendor relationships, was responsible for security and access systems, and digitized the organization’s business processes.
Brian earned a B.S. in finance from St. John’s University and is a graduate of Manhattan College’s electrical engineer program. He is a Microsoft certified professional, is Citrix certified and is in the process of becoming a certified information systems security professional. Brian is also a member of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).
Who do you admire most?
Leonardo da Vinci. I admire him because he had a relentless pursuit of knowledge. He allowed his multitude of interests – painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history and cartography – to inform all parts of his thoughts and works.
What three words would you use to describe your work at Turnaround?
Technology supporting mission. My work goal is to make sure the technology, both tools and processes, are in place in order to maximize the efforts of our staff to achieve our mission.