Anita currently facilitates and supports data sharing, information access, quality
assurance, and related programming efforts at the Information Technology Outreach
Services Division of the Institute of Government. With a background specializing in
Geographic Information Systems for more than 15 years, she provides support for technical
lead and project management efforts related to GIS data development, analysis, and
map production efforts. She works with a proficient team that designs and develops
applications and evaluates and plans integration and implementation of new technologies
to streamline work flow and information access.
Anita's extensive experience in GIS has served various disciplines promoting research,
cost containment, data sharing, environmental protection, public safety, and emergency
management efforts at the local and state government levels and in the private sector.
At the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy, she assisted
in planning the department's first GIS to manage state-funded active and passive recreation
land holdings. In the private sector, she provided consulting and technical expertise
and worked with numerous large industrial facilities to map land use and drainage
for Emergency Response planning and Hazard Mitigation.
At the University of Georgia, Anita assisted in the initial GIS migration from desktop
to distributed Web platforms for projects supporting economic development initiatives,
in addition to prototyping, planning, designing, and building new applications on
platforms maximizing benefit. She has provided training in GIS and in Web technologies
for professionals and legislators.