The Asemio Team

Aaron Bean


Aaron Bean is a social entrepreneur with a passion for building data-informed communities. He is a co-founder and the managing partner of Asemio. In addition to working in the private sector, Aaron spent 2009–2011 serving in the United States Peace Corps, focusing on capacity building in Central Asia.

Lucie Bradshaw


Lucie is a senior consultant and delivery lead at Asemio. Prior to joining the company, Lucie worked in the Strategy and Operations division at Deloitte’s federal consulting practice in Washington, D.C., where she assisted federal agencies in business process improvement and technology implementation. She also worked as a data and systems administrator at an alternative to incarceration program for female offenders in Tulsa. Lucie enjoys combining her experiences in the private, public, and social sectors to assist Asemio’s clients in driving change in their communities. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Brian Christiansen


Brian is a software engineer at Asemio. Prior to joining the Asemio team, he worked as a server-side web developer for a marketing firm developing websites for national brands, and as an e-learning developer at a Washington, DC–area performance consultancy, where he helped create courseware for a national insurance company. Before that, Brian served as an active duty soldier in the United States Army for over a decade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology and is a graduate of the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Joani Dotson


Joani Dotson is a senior consultant and delivery lead at Asemio. She brings 10 years of professional and volunteer experience to the team, including work in public health, social service, and workforce development. While employed in the public sector, Joani facilitated numerous organizational development trainings and community meetings, engaging with public and private sector institutions as well as nonprofits and advocacy organizations. Joani earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma.

Willem Ellis


Willem is a software engineer at Asemio. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Asemio, Willem worked at a healthcare technology company, where he built and maintained large-scale web applications, including one of the largest patient review systems in the nation.

Jessica England


Jessica England is the Director of Professional Services at Asemio. Prior to Asemio, Jessica worked in healthcare IT, managing efforts funded by a $12 million federal Beacon grant for a regional health information exchange. She also worked for electronic health record giant Epic, where she managed multiple large-scale, multi-hospital implementations of medical record software, providing oversight on adherence to best practices for system implementation, conversions, and end-user buy-in. Jessica earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as an officer on the Tulsa Literary Coalition board of directors.

Simon Grondin


Simon is a senior software engineer at Asemio. Prior to joining the company, he worked at startups in Silicon Valley, where he specialized in distributed systems and databases. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science in software engineering from the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montréal, Canada, and he is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng). He is a founding member of the OkTurtles Foundation and maintains several popular open source projects in his spare time.

Ryan Haight


Ryan is Asemio’s designer, specializing in user interface, user experience, and web design. Prior to co-founding Asemio, he ran an interactive product company that built web-based applications for K–12 school districts. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa, where he teaches the computer information systems capstone class. He has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern State University.

Elizabeth Harris


Elizabeth Harris is a junior software developer at Asemio. Prior to joining the company, she served as the Senior Director of Strategy and Operations at Growing Together, a community development organization in Tulsa. Elizabeth has also worked in various data analysis, research, evaluation, and strategic planning positions since starting her career. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in political science, focused on public administration, from Oklahoma State University. Elizabeth also earned a Master of Arts in organizational dynamics from the University of Oklahoma, where her studies focused on project management and knowledge management.

Floyd May


Floyd is the chief architect at Asemio. He has created software and led teams in numerous industries, including precision agriculture, geographic information systems, finance, commodities trading, oil and gas, digital imaging, and document intelligence. A passionate teacher, Floyd frequently presents at user groups and conferences, and he is a strong advocate for the craft of software development.

Aubry Nissen


Aubry Nissen serves as a delivery lead and focuses on organizational health and growth and special community initiatives at Asemio. She has a passion for helping social change organizations reach their goals through process, policy, and technology. This passion has grown through her experience in the health, early childhood, and philanthropic sectors in Tulsa and abroad. Aubry has improved system effectiveness for a range of service providers, from a neighborhood clinic to a community health initiative. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Tulsa.

Thomas Norman


Thomas is a software engineer with a background in data transformation and loading. Prior to joining the Asemio team, he worked at Deloitte on process workflow and support tool development in the healthcare revenue cycle and in the public sector with payroll and resource management. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, majoring in both management information systems and economics.

Tania Pryce


Tania Pryce is a senior consultant and delivery lead at Asemio. She comes to Asemio with experience providing counseling services to youth and adult populations, a background in quality improvement and data system administration, and supervisory experience where she helped lead a multi-service, youth focused agency. Tania is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 19 years experience working in the non-profit community. Tania holds a Master of Counseling Psychology degree from Northeastern State University.

Ben Threadgill


Ben is a software engineer and operations manager. He began his career building full-stack solutions for the K–12 technology ecosystem. Ben’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping communities eventually led him to co-found Asemio. He brings a wide range of experience to the company, from running day-to-day business operations to checking lines of code.

Mattie Witman


Mattie Witman is a delivery analyst at Asemio. Before joining Asemio, Mattie came to love data and research while interning at the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Creation of Economic Wealth. While he isn’t working, Mattie is passionate about the power of words and stories to facilitate social change for marginalized groups. He has lectured, keynoted, and paneled several events and has been involved in a number of organizations aimed at helping the community. Mattie holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Oklahoma where he additionally focused on African-American studies.