Winston Francis

Director of IT

Winston D Francis, lifelong resident of Newark NJ has been employed with The Newark Housing Authority for 22 years.  Currently, Director of Information Technology, my role includes overseeing the technical infrastructure within NHAs Enterprise IT department, leading a team of IT professionals.

 Determining business requirements for IT systems, managing the design and implementation of IT infrastructure, eliminating security risks, overseeing the NHAs help desk. Developing strategies including future-proofing assets as it relates to NHAs IT infrastructure (computer and information systems, security surveillance, tele-communication systems, proprietary software / intellectual property).Managing, and tracking the IT department's annual budget. Liaise with senior-level stakeholders across the NHA to identify business and technology needs with the goal of optimizing the use of information technology.

Day to day life in an Enterprise IT dept. is complex and challenging. My passion, what I really love doing is bringing the value of Information Technology to Residents of the NHA and of course, caring for my beloved house plants.