Welcome to the St Louis Quality Assurance Association (STLQAA)

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About the St Louis Quality Assurance Association

Background The idea of starting the St. Louis Quality Assurance Association (STLQAA) was born because of the need of having a place and time to gather with colleagues of software quality in the area, and was also inspired by the activities of the previous association.

Founders The founders of the STLQAA are all certified CSTE and/or CSQA and their combined experience is the greatest value for this group.

The STLQAA counts on the experience of one of the chairpersons who participated in the previous association.


Next Meeting is on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

STLQAA Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: World Wide Technology

701 Fee Fee Road

St. Louis, MO 63043

Room:  Barcelona Auditorium (Shelly Cell 314-435-9689)



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IT Panel

We will be able to pose questions to panelists that are experts in the IT field.

Todd Erickson

Director of Technology

Software Solutions Integrated, LLC

 As Software Solutions Integrated, LLC’s Director of Technology, Todd Erickson, oversees all of our product development teams.  He is leading the transition from Windows based applications to web based applications built as a collection of microservices.  He is focused on increasing the performance of our agile development teams by fostering experimentation and continual improvement.

Chris Bullerdick, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Regional IT Director

SSM Health

 Chris Bullerdick serves as the Regional IT Director for SSM Health. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in Biology and master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Saint Louis University.   Upon completing her education, Mrs. Bullerdick spent 10 years serving in clinical and research capacities in the healthcare industry. Prior to serving as the Regional IS Director, Mrs. Bullerdick most recently served as the Interim CIO for SSM Health – Oklahoma.

In her current role at SSM Health, Mrs. Bullerdick oversees the regional Facilities Management IT division, which provides services to support eight acute hospitals, over 60 clinic and urgent care units, as well as network and system office business units.  


Kevin Rhoades

Retired VP of Quality and Shared Services

 Kevin Rhoades has served in a variety of technology leadership roles in engineering, industrial automation and custom software delivery organizations over a career of 30 years. Kevin has worked in Project and Operations leadership for both ABB and Magnum Technologies (acquired by GE), Regional Operations Manager for GE Automation Services,  CIO and COO of Teralogix, and Vice President of Quality and Sr. Vice President of Shared Services for MAVERICK Technologies (acquired by Rockwell Automation). Most recently he served as Project Solutions Director at TDK Technologies. Kevin holds an MBA and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management Systems from Keller Graduate School of Management and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from St. Louis University.  Kevin served in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Power School Instructor and Division Officer. 

  07:15-08:00   Informal Discussions, Networking


Driving Directions

270 to Page/Schuetz North/Left on Adie/Left Fee Fee Road/On Right

QAI Global Institute

The QAI Global Institute, formerly known as Quality Assurance Institute, was founded in 1980 in the United States of America. QAI's founding objective was and remains to provide leadership in improving quality, productivity, and effective solutions for process management in the information services profession. It is a worldwide membership organization serving over 1000 corporate members, organized to share state-of-the-art methods, tools, and techniques. Combined experience of QAI experts and their member companies provides an impressive body of knowledge, a reservoir for their members to share. QAI has transformed this knowledge and experience into a "how-to" approach that is being taught worldwide.

QAI takes pride in being one of the first professional organizations to recognize the need for quality assurance and to have the vision to be exclusively devoted to the information technology profession. QAI provides leadership and state-of-the-art solutions in the form of consulting, education and training services, and assessments.

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