The progress toward the automation of vital records is also made possible by many dedicated persons in state and local health departments and in many hospitals. We are committed to improving the quality and timeliness of vital records and to serving the public.
Ron Williams has a
baccalaureate in physics from the
Peter Chen has been one of the principal programmers for the AVSS Project since its inception in the early 1980's. Prior to his work on AVSS, he was the lead programmer for the Maternal and Child Health Database. He has a degree in Computer Science from UCSB and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors. Peter is married to Katrina Tinker who is a CPA currently running her own business. Peter's outside interests include travel, gymnastics, tennis, movies, computer games, geocaching, dancing, piano, and R/C helicopters (www.heligator.com).
John Marinko has been one of the principal programmers for the AVSS Project since its inception in the early 1980's. He has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from UCSB and is an avid cyclist. Other non-computer interests include downhill skiing, classic and skating nordic skiing, in-line skating, hiking and vegetarianism.