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Rev. Dr. J. Mike Howington, CDP also known as “Phyllis’ other half,” “Tessa’s Dad,” and “Dr. Mike”         

BS, MS, CDP, MBA, PhD                          

Dallas County DBA "Howington Enterprises"                          

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   I also answer to "Santa Clause”

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The Reverend Doctor J. Mike Howington has worn many hats in many situations, but for the most part he has been a computer systems analyst/architect for more than 35 years. Dr. Mike is currently employed by a computer consulting/contracting firm based in India, but he works in the DFW area.

Below are the 3 major composites of the "picture" of Dr. Mike

Computer Systems Architech Contractor-Consultant: 

Over 35 years of diverse applications development and consulting experience.   Applications span mainframe, mini, micro and client-server systems in both on-line and batch modes with multiple TP/DBMS and operating systems.  Experiences include management, project leadership, application architecture, database administration, data modeling, structured feasibility and requirements, structured design, functional specifications, structured develop­ment control and review, object-oriented design, program analysis, program specifications, programming code, functional acceptance tests, structured test specifications, test review and control, testing, user guide production and user training.  Projects addressed new development and enhancements in the industries of insurance policy and claims administration, health care provider, medical case bills and treatment codes, Medicare and Medicaid processing, rail road transportation, banking securities, oil and gas, utilities, marketing, electronics, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, production scheduling, actual costing, bill of materials, bill of ladens, distribution, accounting, tax reporting, financials, personnel, real estate appraisal, abstract closing, education, motel, banking, credit, security and military applications.  

Ordained Independent Minister of the Church of New Life. 

Serving the community by teaching adult Bible Studies, visiting and preaching at the Senior Care Center, and teaching children's Sunday School. Also administering weddings, funerals, baptisms, and family or marriage or individual counseling.  I served as a member of, certified trainer for, and Central Leadership Team member for C.E.R.T. (Citizens Emergency Response Team) and Fire Corp.; I was a board member and the Parliamentarian for the governing Rowlett Citizens Corp Council (RCCC).

I have founded Toastmaster's (public speaking) clubs; been a Boy Scout troop leader; co-founder of a telephone crisis counseling function; church youth minister; written and produced stage plays; am a published poet; directed and performed as a stage actor; am a United Methodist Certified Lay Speaker; teach Sunday School and adult Bible classes; have preached in nursing homes, Methodist and Baptist churches; judge school UIL and speech contests; and love to play Santa (I am www.Santaforhiredfw.com).

I have an online email ministry called "Daily Bread" that goes out every Mon., Wed., and Fri., free, to individuals who request it (blind copied so no one gets anyone else's address - if interested send me an email at jmike@howingtonenterprises.com or click the button below to see samples)

Oct 2010 - Feb. 2013 Medical Clinic Office Manager: 

Medical clinic manager with extensive experience in developing, recommending and implementing policies, programs and procedures for the operation, supervision and directing of a medical clinic’s finances, billing, accounting, record keeping, and patient interfaces. Key activities also included the management of office operations, work flow and office staff – including recruitment, performance evaluation, training, pay and termination.
Additionally, personally handling all correspondences, legal matters, supplies, book-keeping, licensing, accreditation, training and CME, customer service, banking and payroll.
Created and implemented the clinic’s written Policies and Procedures Manual. Researched and replaced/implemented new Practice Management Software system and wrote/installed augmenting programs. Personally managing staff’s time-off, bi-weekly payroll, taxes and reporting. Wrote a computer application to replace the manual punch card time clock that reported bi-weekly payroll hours. Resolved issues related to insurance, claims, billing, patients’ accounts, patients’ queries, and complaints. Procured, replaced, monitored and trained the staff on office equipment.
Selected, installed and converted data into a new compliant Practice Management cloud-based software system. Wrote a computer database application that backed up all patient demographic and billing data housed in the online system to local disk drives.
Constantly studying and researching trade journals and completing self-paced instruction on vocation-related material and monitoring changes in coding and billing.
Commissioned as a Public Notary.

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