The election of OCSTC council members for the 2017–16 term will be held online March 24 through April 4, 2017.
Only those who have renewed their STC membership for 2017 and have included Orange County as their chapter will be eligible to vote. You will receive an email with a unique link to the online ballot on March 24.To review the duties of your elected officers, visit the Job Descriptions page.
The 2017 Society election will be held February 27 through March 10. Check the STC web site for detailed information about the candidates.
You can make both STC and OCSTC your organizations by participating in the elections. Please vote!
Art is a technical writer with more than thirty years of experience in the computer hardware and software industry. During his career, Art developed documentation for data storage peripherals, data acquisition systems, and computer-automated process control sofware. He traveled extensively providing software application and regulatory compliance training. In 2016, Art started the next phase of his career as an independent contractor.
Art is a long time member of the OCSTC and recently served as chapter Secretary and Programs Chair. He is married with two adult sons and lives in Santa Ana, California. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ar
Mimi Ngo is a retail cosmetics business manager with a drive for technical communication. Over the years she has specialized in product knowledge training and continues to educate her customers by incorporating instructional material for makeup application. With aims to have a career as a technical writer, she pursued her English degree and professional writing certificate at California State University of Long Beach.
By becoming more involved in the OCSTC, Mimi hopes to learn from those tenured in technical communication while offering a fresh perspective from her recent academic achievements and retail background.
Kelly is a native Californian with over 20 years of experience in technical writing and instructional design. She earned her degree in chemistry and certificate in technical writing from California State University, Long Beach, in 1986. She received her certificate in organizational leadership and communication from the University of California, Irvine.
Kelly has worked in the security, document management, and pharmaceutical industries. For seven years, she managed an international team of technical writers located in California, Pennsylvania, the UK, and India. Most recently, she accepted a position as a technical writer with L.A.-based Biosense Webster, a company specializing in the manufacture of heart catheters.
She has been an OCSTC member for several years and served as the Secretary from 2016 to 2017.
Vice-President, Programs 2017
Bianca Szczesniak is the Technical Writing Manager at RED Digital Cinema. She has been an active member of OCSTC since 2012, and has served OCSTC in multiple roles, including President, VP of Programs, and Treasurer. If elected, Bianca would diligently continue to serve her community of technical communicators.
Deborah Strunk is an engineer, educator, and writer with career experience in the public and private sectors, government, and academia. For the past 4½ years, she has worked as a technical writer for the MIND Research Institute, a social benefit organization that is advancing K-12 STEAM education through innovative technologies. At MIND, she oversees intellectual property disclosures and casework, develops programmatic materials for mathematics education, and supports the technical communication needs of MIND's software engineering and content development teams.
In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and swing dancing. She is honored for the opportunity to serve the chapter members, and to foster professional growth for STC.
Second Vice-President, Membership
Miriam Whitman is a Senior Technical Writer supporting application and API development teams from the Office of the CIO at Molina Healthcare in Long Beach. Previously, she was a technical writer in the technology, design, and construction industries. Miriam joined OCSTC in 2010 and became the chapter's Assistant Treasurer in a matter of weeks. In 2011, she became Treasurer. Miriam is a grateful member of OCSTC and, if elected, will gladly serve our generous and talented community!