Ginny Allen

Database Administrator
Location: West Coast Regional Center – Corvallis, OR

Background

Ginny Allen is a research chemist with a broad background in analytical chemistry, data analysis and applied data management. She joined NCASI in 1999 and currently oversees several NCASI databases containing industry data for environmental parameters, energy use, wastewater treatment systems and Form 2C. Ginny is a key player in benchmarking efforts and serves as an information resource within NCASI.

Her current focus areas include leveraging NCASI’s considerable information resources in concert with NCASI’s unparalleled industry expertise and insight to transform raw data into high-caliber, industry-specific knowledge accessible to our staff and members. In doing this, Ginny emphasizes positioning NCASI data management tools for the future and ensuring the highest possible data quality. In her words: NCASI provides superior member and stakeholder support and scientifically informs policy and regulation because we possess the most reliable information available.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

Other certifications (courses and workshops):
Statistics, modeling, chemometrics and data analysis:
Drake University, Des Moines, IA; SAS Institute, Cary, NC;
The Institute for Professional Education (George A. Milliken), New Rochelle, NY;
Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Santa Fe, NM.

Database and programming: Linn Benton Community College (Albany, OR);
SAS Institute (Cary, NC)
LinkedInLearning.com (formerly Lynda.com)

Analytical instruments, instrument maintenance, and related statistical and modeling methods:
Waters Corp., Milford, MA; Restek Corp., Bellefonte, PA;
Infrasoft International (ISI), State College, PA.
Numerous additional software and business-oriented certificates.

Awards and Career Highlights

  • Petroleum research fund grant recipient (twice).
  • Scholarship recognizing outstanding achievement in project work, scholastic standing, community activities and leadership, Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE.
  • Multiple certificates of achievement or recognition for contributions to R&D projects, a recognition program and the data process and safety committees, DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, IA.
Phone: (541) 249-3996