Joe EllefsonJoe Ellefson, M.A.T.
Director of IT Development & Infrastructure-MCRI


Tom Dalcher
Applications Analyst

Leila Deering
Applications Analyst

Richard Duerr

Joe Finamore
Programmer/Analyst Specialist

Ryan Frahm
Systems Administrator Specialist

Shaun Halstead
Database Administrator

Troy Herrick

Christopher Kadolph
Programmer/Analyst Senior

Jan Kaiser
Support Services Coordinator

Justin Knecht
Applications Analyst

Eric Larose
Programmer/Analyst Senior

Jesse Richardson
Applications Analyst

Jordan Roush

Rob Strenn
Database Analyst/Programmer Senior

Development (Web & Applications)

  • Customized programming for grants, scientist, and clinical staff
  • Healthcare, research, and telemedicine application development and integration
  • Registry development
  • Application prototyping
  • Internal/External hosting of web sites
  • Project management
    • Project planning and workflow development
    • Coordination of grant research, administrative IT projects
    • Application training

Data Storage

  • Big Data server and storage solutions for genetics, clinical, and translational projects
  • Investigate and implement collaborative technologies
  • Develop and maintain administrative computing infrastructure resources for MCRI
  • Reporting on administration and secondary patient use data


  • HelpLine support for all research systems
  • Hardware and software resources for MCRI
  • Evaluation and implementation of vendor products
  • Installations of packaged software
  • Technical consulting