AIMEE STAATS

Aimee Staats, MA, is a diversely skilled consultant, educator, and computer science expert with extensive experience in management consulting, technology and mathematics education, scholarly research, and statistical analysis. Her broad experience includes writing proposals and grant applications, and she has a flair for using her information technology skills to enhance the process. She is highly skilled in the creation of professional graphics and diagrams to communicate key ideas. She is an effective liaison between stakeholders with different skill sets.

DAKOTA CONSULTING
PRESIDENT

Sacramento, CA

Private consulting practice specializing in proposal writing, program implementation and management, operations improvement and strategic planning. Projects have included preparing responses to RFPs and grant proposals, creation of business web sites, statistical analysis, and script programming.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

Sacramento, CA

Designed curriculum and provided support for online interactive Learning Management System. Updated content to provide accessibility to visually impaired consumers. Facilitated program to provide free services to low-income consumers.

JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL
ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL

Sacramento, CA

Computer science and mathematics instructor. Department technology specialist and consultant. Recipient of educator award from National Council for Women and Information Technology.

EDUCATION


MA, Education, California State University, Sacramento

BS, Computer Science, California State University, San Bernardino

SUE O'DONNELL

Sue O'Donnell, MPA, MPH, is a management consultant with a unique combination of experience in the public and private sectors including the insurance, health care, broadcasting and government industries. Ms. O'Donnell has over 25 years of demonstrated skills in consulting, program management, personnel and budget administration, health care administration, and marketing administration. She is highly skilled at problem solving, organizing and writing about complex functions and processes for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. After a successful career in public service as an executive with the State of California, Ms. O'Donnell served at the executive level in the private sector health care industry before establishing her own consulting firm in 1990.

DAKOTA CONSULTING
FOUNDER AND SENIOR CONSULTANT

Sacramento, CA

Private consulting practice specializing in proposal writing, program implementation and management, operations improvement and strategic planning. Projects have included preparing responses to state and federal government RFPs, implementation and management of Medicaid enrollment services contracts, proposal preparation for TRICARE managed care services and Medicaid enrollment services, developing operational policies and procedures for large organizations, preparing documentation for NCQA and URAC applications analyzing and making recommendations on Medicaid programs, and writing provider manuals and evidence of coverage materials.

FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN
VICE PRESIDENT

Sacramento, CA

Designed and implemented policies, procedures and systems to establish and maintain membership in new government managed health care contract resulting in on-time implementation of this portion of the contract. Managed the operations of the contract in twelve locations. Initiated substantial changes in services to the 8,000 provider members of the health plan resulting in more professional services and materials and greater understanding of program requirements.

DELTA DENTAL PLAN
VICE PRESIDENT FOR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Sacramento, CA

Administered two multi-year contracts totaling over $200 million in revenue and providing insurance coverage for approximately six million Medicaid and TRICARE beneficiaries. Directed the processing of 11,000 claims and authorizations per day. Prepared and implemented annual operating budgets exceeding $8 million. Directed the conversion to a new, MMIS certified, automated processing system. Reduced processing time from 35 to 18 days. Reduced overtime by 80%. Reduced levels and numbers of management staff by 11% without layoffs. Maintained per claim payout at or below actuarial estimates.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DIVISION CHIEF
GENERAL MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

Sacramento, CA

Directed the policy division for California's Medicaid program. Developed and implemented policy relating to eligibility and benefits for medical assistance and rates of payment for providers. Analyzed legislation and testified before legislative committees. Implemented bills that became law. Developed and managed operating budget of $5 million. Negotiated and administered prepaid health care contracts representing over $300 million in expenditures. Personnel Officer for 7,000 member department. Managed all personnel functions, including training, testing, benefits. Budget Officer for large department with operating budget of $170 million. Managed the budget development and control functions.

EDUCATION


MPA, University of Southern California, School of Public Administration

MPH, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

BA, San Diego State University

JOSEPH STAATS

Joseph L. Staats, JD, PhD, is a consultant, educator, and public law expert with extensive skills and experience in public agency and public law consulting, education, scholarly research, and statistical analysis. His broad experience includes writing proposals and grant applications. He has fourteen published scholarly journal articles and book chapters and one co-authored book published by the University of Michigan Press.

DAKOTA CONSULTING

GENERAL COUNSEL

In-house legal counsel to Dakota Consulting.

Sacramento, CA

DAKOTA CONSULTING

CONSULTANT

Sacramento, CA

Private consulting practice specializing in proposal writing, program implementation and management, operations improvement and strategic planning. Projects include preparing responses to RFPs and grant proposals and statistical analysis. Does not include legal services or advice.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (PUBLIC LAW)

Duluth, MN

Tenured professor position teaching political science public law courses, including constitutional law, judicial politics and policy-making, comparative constitutional law and judicial politics and various other political science courses, including political theory, methodology and analysis, American government and politics, and international political economy. Also research and publication of scholarly works in areas of public law and international political economy.

EDUCATION


PhD, Political Science, University of California, Riverside

MA, Government, California State University, Sacramento

JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

BA, Political Science, California State University, San Diego

PAST PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND PRACTICES

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

VISITING DISTINGUISHED LEGAL SCHOLAR

St. Paul, MN

Visiting legal scholar and adjunct professor of law, teaching constitutional law (rights and liberties) and comparative constitutional law and judicial politics.

 

CHEVRON v. SALAZAR et al., U.S. DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

EXPERT CONSULTANT/WITNESS

Expert consultant/witness on comparative judicial systems/rule of law in a case in federal court involving a $17 billion judgment pending in the trial and appellate courts of Ecuador.

 

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, ECUADOR

PUBLIC LAW CONSULTANT

Provided professional services to the United Nations Development Program to improve court performance in Ecuador.

 

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF ECUADOR

PUBLIC LAW CONSULTANT

Provided professional services to the Supreme Judicial Court to improve court performance throughout the judicial system.

 

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (PUBLIC LAW)

Valdosta, GA

Tenure-track professor position teaching political science public law courses, including constitutional law, judicial politics and policymaking, comparative constitutional law and judicial politics, administrative law, and various other political science courses, including American government and politics. Also research and publication of scholarly works in areas of public law and international political economy.

 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (PUBLIC LAW)

Lubbock, TX

Visiting professor position teaching political science public law courses, including constitutional law, judicial politics and policymaking, and various other political science courses, including American government and politics and public policy. Also research and publication of scholarly works in areas of public law and international political economy.

 

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (PUBLIC LAW)

Boise, ID

Visiting professor position teaching political science public law courses, including constitutional law, judicial politics and policymaking, and various other political science courses, including public policy. Also research and publication of scholarly works in areas of public law and international political economy.

 

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF URUGUAY

PUBLIC LAW CONSULTANT

Provided professional services to the Supreme Judicial Court to improve court performance throughout the judicial system.

 

JOSEPH L. STAATS

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Sacramento, CA

Twenty-three years as attorney focusing on business, real property and public agency transactions and litigation.

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

MEDI-CAL SENIOR PROGRAM ANALYST/MANAGER

Sacramento, CA

Executive assistant to the deputy director of the State of California Medi-Cal Program. Duties included analyzing new program and policy proposals and providing liaison with executive and legislative branch officials, medical providers, claims processors, and medical program beneficiaries.

 

COMMUNITY ACTION

GRANT APPLICATION CONSULTANT

Oakland, CA

Provided professional services to community action programs relating to their grant applications.


BERKELEY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING

Berkeley, CA

Directed the planning of ongoing and future community action programs for the Berkeley, California area of coverage.

 

RURAL COUNTIES COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM OF NEVADA

EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAM DIRECTOR, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Carson City, NV

Administrator of various programs for a community action program covering all fifteen rural counties of Nevada.

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, JOB CORPS PROGRAM

FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

San Francisco, CA

Represented the Job Corps Program in rural California, Oregon, and Washington to publicize the program through radio, television, and newspaper interviews and presentations at schools, welfare departments, state employment service offices, and local community and business groups.

DAKOTA CONSULTING

Address

8761 Bluff Lane
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Contact

(916) 342-1667