M.J. Willard founded NTI in 1995 to help people with severely reduced mobility find home-based jobs. As principal investigator on telework research grants from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor and the AT&T, Robert Johnson, and Mott Foundations, Dr .Willard has focused on developing practical home-based work solutions for people with disabilities. M.J. has worked with individuals with significant physical disabilities since obtaining her Ed.D in Behavioral Psychology from Boston University in 1978. She is recognized as an authority in the field of telework options for people with disabilities.
Alan is a 25 year veteran in the technology and contact center space. He has worked at such companies as Hewlett Packard, KANA Software and the Aberdeen Group. Mr. Hubbard also has worked in several startup companies and he has designed, developed and implemented multiple customer care organizations. He has his Bachelors in Information Systems and Masters in Business Administration from Bentley University.
Janice joined NTI in 2011 and heads up our Client Services team which manages the day to day operations of key accounts and contracts. Previous to coming on board at NTI Janice spent 25 years in the IT industry holding various technical and management positions at Bell Labs, Hewlett Packard and CA Technologies. She has a B.S. in Information Systems Management and is a PMI certified Project Management Professional.
Joe acts as the single point of contact for state and local vocational rehabilitation and Veteran Administration counselors. Joe was NTIís second employee and has worked for NTI for almost 20 years. Over the years Joe has managed nearly every aspect of NTIís business. Before joining NTI he managed a 100-person call center operated by Educational Loan Services. The combination of his extensive call center experience and the fact he is a US veteran gives him a unique set of skills for his role in recruiting vocational rehabilitation and veteran candidates. Joe received his B.A. from Central Connecticut College.
Lynda directs NTI's human resources program, serving a virtual workforce of disabled individuals working from homes across the United States. She has been with NTI since 2003. Lynda spent ten years contributing within the mental health field before transitioning to human resources. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and maintains her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Peter has been working at NTI since 1997. Peter manages NTI's corporate IT infrastructure, including the website, internal networking, data management, and technical support. He was also instrumental in developing the company's distance training programs. Peter is also the co-owner of a U.S. business patent US20080275717. Before coming to NTI Peter was a senior IT consultant.
Michelle works as part of our Client Services team which manages key accounts and contracts. Michelle has worked in the medical transcription industry for over 17 years and has been with NTI since 2005. From 2005 to 2014 Michelle managed NTIís Medical Transcription group. Prior to her work at NTI, Michelle worked at M*Modal (formerly MedQuist) for 8 years as transcription workflow coordinator. Over those years, she has become known for her exemplary customer service with specific attention to client requirements while maintaining strong professional relationships. In her role as Director of Client Services, Michelle will continue to ensure the needs of our clients are being met with a strong focus on customer service.
Rik has been working with National Telecommuting Institute, Inc. in various capacities since 2004, including human resources, payroll and finance management. He is currently responsible for managing NTIís accounting and financial responsibilities, payroll services, background check services, and compliance on multiple federal contracts. Prior to working with NTI, Rik worked in the publishing and advertising markets for over five years. He earned a BA in Communication Arts from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and is currently pursuing a Masterís degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Over the past 20 years, Michael has provided learning and recruiting solutions for financial, call-center and staffing agencies for organizations such as Canon, Computershare, State Street Financial, Deloitte, Monsanto, Weight Watchers, Robert Half Technology, State of Massachusetts, One-Stop Career Centers and Brown Brothers Harriman. Michael has robust call center experience through Computershare, Equiserve, and State Street; building training solutions, operational strategies and quality programs for each of the organizations. He has attained his Master of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Springfield College and his Bachelors in Psychology from Stonehill College. At Stonehill, Michael was one of four students to start the Into the Streets program to help bridge the gap between students and providing community service.
John has been working with National Telecommuting Institute, Inc. in various capacities since 1997. He offers over 20 years of management experience. John is currently responsible for managing NTIís LandAjob division. During his tenure at NTI, he has been instrumental in developing corporate processes and creating organizational management relationships. Prior to working with NTI, John worked in the call center arena as a for twelve years.