Hi! I am Julie Dennis, the owner of OVID Solutions. I have nearly two decades of local, state and federal government experience. I have dedicated my career to helping communities accomplish their goals, focusing on:
Working Waterfronts Revitalization
Climate and Sea Level Rise Adaptation
Most recently, I served as Florida's top community development official, where I oversaw nearly $200 million in annual federal and state grant programs as well as designed and implemented Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery programs totaling over one billion in the wake of Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew and Irma. In addition, I spent years overseeing traditional CDBG funds and managed most of the state funding available to help rural communities grow their economy. I know how to make your community competitive for these dollars because my team and I made decisions on how it is spent.
Currently, I am honored to be supporting recovery efforts in some of the hardest hit areas in 2017 and 2018 including the Florida Panhandle, Florida Keys and Town of Paradise in California. For more information on my experience, click here. But enough boring stuff about what I’ve done in my career - let’s talk about how I can help you. My passion is helping people and communities achieve their goals. Seriously – it is what I live for every day. I can’t wait to pour my heart and soul into your work.
JULIE DENNIS, OWNER
Hello! I am Kalynn Woodward, Project Analyst for OVID Solutions. I am looking forward to working with your community to develop plans and projects that help you reach your future goals.
I assist with plan development, grant writing and management to make sure your projects are complete and meet important deadlines. In addition, I assist with marketing efforts and reporting. I was raised in Wakulla County, Florida and am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of West Florida. Through diving deep into what makes your community unique, my goal is to help develop projects that are individualized to meet your community's specific needs.
KALYNN WOODWARD, PROJECT
Hello! My name is Megan Rasmussen, Business Coordinator for OVID Solutions. My work is on the business administration side and involves managing billing, invoicing, reporting, marketing, and time keeping. This allows for the rest of Team OVID to stay focused on working with you and your community to strive for a better future.
I am currently going to school at the University of West Florida, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Political Science. I am excited to work with you, as a client or as a partner to keep our projects on track and make sure your needs are met.
MEGAN RASMUSSEN, BUSINESS COORDINATOR
Hello! I'm Bethany Thomas, the Community Engagement Assistant for OVID Solutions. I focus on our interactions with the client as well as help with community engagement efforts on behalf of clients for the development of visions and strategic plans. I capture the action items that come out of our meetings so that our project team members can follow-up with you with the information you need. I also manage social media accounts and assist with polishing the graphics for final reports to make sure that we are telling the story of OVID, our client or the community we are representing.
I was raised in Wakulla County and focus much of my work on our clients in this region. I am a student at Florida State University and look forward to working with you to do big things in our community.