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Project Management Office


The Office of the CIO runs a very lean PMO.

Most of the OCIO project managers work within the Office of the CIO as functional managers and team leaders, with some serving in other staff positions. However, we have worked hard to push project ownership to our customers, and so most of our major initiatives also include a customer-side project lead. These project leads include nurses, doctors, business analysts, researchers, and staff from a variety of other disciplines. This effort has led to many of our customers pursuing project management careers, and we now have nurses, business analysts, clinical analysts, and research-based staff members not only running their own projects, but also attaining their PMP credential.

Yes, project management crosses all disciplines!

Our formal PMO includes two full time members and one part time contributor. However, the OCIO has worked hard to erase team lines and so we often find ourselves being embedded into a variety of teams during the life of a project.

Dan Furlong,

Dan currently manages the Project Management Office for MUSC's CIO as well as being given the privilege of serving as Adjunct Faculty within the MHA program. Dan started with MUSC in 1998 when he was hired to recover a mission critical Y2K project that was falling behind on their schedule. Dan worked with payroll & HR systems, student systems, and a variety of in-house developed departmental applications before being given responsibility of the software development team within what was then called "CCIT". When Dr. Frank Clark arrived in 2003 he created a PMO and moved Dan to his current position.

Dan was the first PMP certified wtihin the OCIO and has trained and help certifiy almost two dozen other project managers at MUSC since 2004. Dan was in the inaugural Sr. State Certified Project Manager class and the inaugural Associate State Certified Project Manager class, and was the first person in SC to earn both certifications from the State.

In addition to serving as PMO, Dan also teaches within the MUSC College of Health Professions Masters in Health Administration program and in The Citadel's School of Engineering Masters in Project Management program.

In 2007 he was named "PMI Charleston's Person of the Year" and "GMIS International's IT Professional of the Year" for his work promoting and supporting project management efforts within the State. He currently serves as the past-President of SC.GMIS ( and Chairman of PMI Charleston ( along with serving on the "CIO Forum Advisory Council". In 2008 he graduated from PMI's Leadership Institute Masters Class, which accepts 50 people into their program annually, and was named a top 10 semi-finalist in the 2008 Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award.

Megan Fink, Epic Communications Manager
Megan currently is the communications manager for the Epic Enterprise Program. She has been in this role since November 2012. Previously, she served in the MUSC Office of Public Relations coordinating media relations efforts for several service lines. Whether it’s blogging or composing a feature article for publication, Megan enjoys telling stories to highlight services and/or areas.

Areas of expertise also include website management, external communications, social media, writing, production, crisis communication and disaster preparedness. Regarding the latter skill, Megan published Disaster Planning Guide for Medical Facilities to facilitate business continuity.

In a former life, Megan was an award-winning news anchor and reporter for a local news-talk radio station. She also is a certified Toastmaster (ABC, CL) and children’s yoga instructor.

Winifred Stroble-Rouse,
Epic Project Specialist
Winifred is currently the Epic project specialist for the Inpatient Clinical team. She has held this position since August 2012. She began her career at MUSC in 2006 as a secretary for Children’s Hospital. Given the opportunity to interact professionally with physicians and nurses, documenting orders and medications, processing inpatients lab requests, ordering unit oxygen tanks, supplies, nourishment, etc., provided her with great experience in understanding how MUSC functions on a daily basis. Receiving numerous “Applause Certificates” from co-workers, patients and their family members for “Going the extra mile” to provide quality service and patient care, Winifred has dedicated a lot of time and energy to this great industry. 

Before coming to MUSC, she was first the owner and operator of a beauty salon for nine years, and then a teller manager at a major bank for three years. Winifred has obtained a BS degree in General/Business Management  with a minor in Human Resources.  In less than one year, she will have also completed a Master’s program obtaining a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development and Information Technology Security Management.

Ryan Tober, Testing Coordinator
Ryan is currently serving a dual role as both the Administrative Resident for the Project Management Office as well as the Epic Testing Coordinator. He has held this position since May 2013. Prior to this role, Ryan earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Presbyterian College and a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from MUSC, graduating in 2013. During his graduate studies he worked with MUSC’s Endoscopy Department facilitating numerous projects as well as assisting in publishing a recent echocardiogram research study on moderate sedation.

Brandon Shoffner, Administrative Intern

Brandon Shoffner is currently serving as an Administrative Intern at MUSC and has held this position since January of 2013.  In conjunction with this role, Brandon is also pursuing a Masters in Health Administration at MUSC.  Prior to these two roles, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Management & Society. His focus within the Project Management Office (PMO) is serving as the Assistant Testing Coordinator for Epic EHR implementation. 

Aside from this role, he has undertaken and completed numerous projects during his time at MUSC. When he is not busy serving as the Assistant Testing Coordinator, he his heavily involved with student organizations on campus and holds several leadership positions.  He is an avid music lover, who sings and plays the saxophone.  He is also an accomplished tennis player who has competed in tennis tournaments all across North Carolina. 

Sweta Patel, Administrative Intern
Sweta is currently serving as the Administrative Intern and has held this position since January 2013 while studying to receive her Masters in Health Administration at MUSC. Prior to these two roles, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the College of Charleston. Her focus with the Project Management Office (PMO) is serving as the Risk Manager for the Epic Project Areas as well as the process facilitator for all projects that require our assistance.

Aside from this role, she has undertaken and completed numerous projects during her time at MUSC. Currently, she is a member of the MUSC Rewards and Recognition committee, the College of Health Professions Student Government Association, and other organizations across campus.

Mitchell Plyer, Administrative Intern
Mitchell Plyler is an Administrative Intern at MUSC and is currently studying to receive his Masters in Health Administration.  Mitchell’s Undergraduate degree is from Clemson University with a BS in Management, focusing in Entrepreneurship. His focus within the Project Management Office (PMO) is on project management applications for Epic implementation, as well as other information management applications for various Enterprise-wide customers.  Some applications that he has been involved with include the Epic Risk and Issue Log, the Epic Testing Tracker, the IT Project Request System, and Performance Improvement’s project management app.

When not planning, designing, and building applications, Mitchell is an avid musician who plays in a rock band out of McConnells, SC.  Aside from the band, Mitchell writes and records music independently in the back room of his house. He is also very interested in video game technologies and has recently started a new gameplay and review channel on YouTube.


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