I met Lisa “virtually” two years ago. I mean that in the literal sense. We had never met in person before…she found information about my business through web searches. She introduced me to the Southwestern Ohio School Nurses’ Association (SWOSNA). They had a WordPress website, but requested personalized training for web content editing.
My web development philosophy is that websites are owned by the company or organization. Not all developers practices that, unfortunately. It was a pleasure to be able to train them to maintain their own website.
Two years later, Lisa contacted me to coordinate transfer her domain, arrange new web hosting, arrange for a new logo, and develop a new website for them. I was excited to work on this project having worked in healthcare with nurses in a past career life. This new and improved website included new features: an SSL certificate, online membership processing, online scholarship applications, and online event registration and management. I subcontracted the development of their new logo; and trained them so they could update their own website content. As a bonus feature, I recorded our webinar training for their future reference.
The Southwestern Ohio School Nurse Association (SWOSNA) researched several web design
companies in 2015 and decided that Lori Thomas, “The Web Lady” was the best choice to meet
our needs. The SWOSNA Executive Board and Committee members along with our members
are extremely pleased with the results Lori delivered!
Ms. Thomas’s professional expertise was apparent during our planning sessions and she added a
personal touch when sharing her wisdom concerning our needs as we explored options for
updating our old website. Lori was amazingly patient at uncovering our organization’s unique
needs and worked hard to help us design a web solution that meets ALL of them. In addition,
she continued to reach out to us as the project unfolded to ensure we did not miss items she
designed specifically for us and that they were functioning as we intended. We’ve heard so
many positive comments about our updated website from our members! Thanks so much, Ms.
Respectfully submitted by
Dawn Abbott MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
Board President of SWOSNA 2016-2017