Our Team

Laudato Technology Solutions has gathered an exceptional cadre of experienced professionals with expertise in instructional design, instructional technology, and information technology. Click on the photos below to see brief bios.

Nick Laudato

Nick Laudato

Nick is an experienced instructional and information technologist with expertise in information systems design, development, and management, strategic IT planning, instructional design and development, and ICT accessibility.  Nick earned his BS degree from Carnegie Mellon University and his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.  Nick originally founded LTS in 1999.

Joe Laudato

Joe Laudato

Joe is an experienced programmer and web designer, with expertise in WordPress, CSS, virtual environments, and multimedia applications.  Joe earned his BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  Joe took over the reins of Laudato Technology Solutions in 2021.

 

Lauren Laudato

Lauren Laudato

Lauren is an expert instructional designer, instructional technologist, trainer, and virtual event planner with experience in both higher education and the corporate environment.  Lauren earned her bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Duquesne University.  

 

 

 

Dennis DeSantis

Dennis DeSantis

Denny is a nationally recognized expert in business process analysis and reengineering and an accomplished higher education administrator and author in student financial services.  Denny earned his BA from Villanova University and MS at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. 

 

Barbara Frey

Barbara Frey

Barbara is an experienced instructional designer and faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, and Colorado State UniversityBarbara is a leading advocate and trainer in Quality Matters and in accessibility.  Barbara earned a BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MEd from the University of Pittsburgh, and an EdD from Penn State. 

 

 

Patrick Hetherington

Patrick Hetherington

Patrick is an expert systems analyst and programmer with significant experience in database administration, application development, and clinical workflow applications. Patrick earned a BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.  

 

 

 

Joanne Nicoll

Joanne Nicoll

Joanne is a highly respected instructional designer and curriculum planner. She is expert in needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, curriculum design, and development of distance education courses and programs.  Joanne earned a BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and MEd and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. 

 

Rich Oravetz

Rich Oravetz

Rich is an expert instructional and information technology professional with expertise in learning management systems, testing systems, database management systems, and IT management.  Rich earned his baccalaureate degrees from Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh, and an MS degree from the University of Pittsburgh.   

 

 

Meghan Solomon

Meghan Solomon

Meghan is an experienced instructional designer, instructor, and trainer with significant expertise in learning management systems and in Quality Matters. Meghan earned BS and MS degrees from Bucknell University and her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.