Best of Breed

Our People

Dynanet employees are the best of breed in their technical areas and bring this knowledge and care to each and every job every day. Meet some of our everyday heros below.

Ashenafi Gari

Ashenafi is a software engineer with more than a decade of experience. He is passionate about full-stack development and software architecture. He is Joining the Dynanet HHS team as a senior software engineer. Outside of work, Ashenafi enjoys watching soccer, working out, and spending time with family, friends, and his dog.

Arkady Vilpan

Arkady is full stack software developer with over 20 years of extensive experience in all phases of software application development and life cycle support including design, development, test, and documentation in financial, pharmaceutical, federal government and production environments. He is joining the Dynanet as .NET developer.  Outside of work, he likes to go to gym, running, watch sport, reading, art, music and traveling.

Crystal Mayanja

Crystal Mayanja is a native Washingtonian. She has a background in writing and international affairs and holds a B.A. in Journalism and a M.A. in International Development. Her career background includes working in media, grant writing and fundraising, policy and technical writing, and international development programmatic work. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Terry Palmer

Terry is an experienced software engineer with more than 10 years of IT experience. He is passionate about full stack development and cloud services infrastructure. He is joining the Dynanet HHS team as a Sr. Web Programmer. In his free time, Terry enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as being outdoors hunting and fishing.

Dan Nguyen

Dan is a software developer with over ten years of experience. He has been supporting Dynanet for the past 9 years under the former OPM and currently under the DCSA contract. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, baking, playing tennis, and walking his dog and cat. Dan welcomed a baby girl in May!

Bennett Lauber

With over two decades of experience leading and promoting Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design (HCD), Bennett has a proven track record of success in delivering innovative, user-centered solutions across the entire software development life-cycle.He specializes in working with cross-functional teams, including local and remote development organizations, to create and promote UX standards, guidelines, and best practices.

Irena Oleynik

Irena is an experienced project manager with more than 22 years of proven success collaborating with government agencies and Fortune 500 clients to establish program operations and facilitate business transformations. Known for her enthusiastic, collaborative, and detail-oriented approach, she is particularly strong in leading high-performing cross-functional teams and effecting large-scale organizational change. Irena is brining her talents to Dynanet’s HHS contract as a senior project manager. Outside of work, Irena enjoys spending time with her family and being the mother of two children.  A native Washingtonian, Irena enjoys walking our beautiful city, the arts, culture and theater.

Ermias Molla

Ermias Molla has over eight years experience as a SharePoint Developer. Currently, Ermias works as a SharePoint Developer for the Office of Inspector General Health and Human Services. His primary role is to develop and design SharePoint sites, update OIG’s website, and provide technical assistance were needed. On his time off, he loves photography and spending time with his family.

Amalio Escobar

Amalio was born in Mexico City and is passionate about Enterprise Architecture and Data Management.  Over the last 20 years he has supported various government organizations, such as HUD, FDA, FAA, and USCIS.  Amalio is bringing his talents to Dynanet’s HHS contract as a Data Architect. He is interested in Architecture, Urbanism, History, Anthropology, Cosmology, Mathematics, Physics, Science in general, Environmental Issues and Social Justice.  In his free time, he loves to sail, bike, go for long walks and enjoy good food.

Ahmed Anas

Ahmed is a technical business analyst with over 14 years of experience in analyzing complex technical systems and identifying key business opportunities. He is joining the Dynanet HHS team as a business analyst. He is passionate about his work and he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new places, playing board games, and traveling.

Zeeshan Chaudhry

Zeeshan has over 14 years of experience working in the IT field and currently serves as a SharePoint Architect. For over 14 years, he has worked as a federal contractor for agencies like the Department of Defense, Department of Justice and National Institute of Health. He loves traveling and spending time with his kids. He also loves watching American football with his friends.



Jay Wang

Jay is an enterprise architect with 30 years of progressive professional experience in enterprise modeling and system engineering. He shaped a scientific enterprise architecture process and practices model-based enterprise planning and system engineering in support of enterprise operations optimization and digital modernization. Outside of work, he likes dance sport (International Standard Ballroom Dance) and to build stuff for fun, such as solar energy.

Kidist Negede

For over 12 years, Kidist Negede has worked as a government contractor and in the private sector as a .Net developer. She is a wife and mother of three boys. In her spare time, she loves reading books, going to church, and listening to music.


Carlos Stoffel

Carlos has over 19 years experience as a Web Developer and over 7 years as a SharePoint Developer. Currently Carlos is working as a SharePoint Developer & Webmaster for the Office of Inspector General Health and Human Services. His primary role is to develop and design SharePoint sites and update OIG’s website and provide technical assistance were needed. On his time off, he loves to hunt & fish as well as spend time with his family.

Al Smith

Al is a technology professional with over 20 years of planning , designing, implementing and overseeing datacenter and computer networks that support voice, data, video and wireless network services with a focus on software defined networking and cloud architecture. He is joining our HHS team as a senior network/cloud architect. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar. He has been playing guitar for over 20 years!

Abiodun “Charles” Akinwumi

Charles is an AWS Certified Architect and DevOps Professional, with an excellent background in a wide variety of professional system support and solution-based Cloud IT services. He will be supporting our HHS client as a DevOps Engineer. In his free time, he likes to travel with his family and attend conferences.

Tilahun Waken

Tilahun is a SharePoint and WordPress senior administrator with over 12 years experience designing and developing customer facing websites, database administration support and project management. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching soccer, and going on walks. Welcome to the team Tilahun!

Razzan Zara Yakob

Razzan is a SharePoint Farm Administrator with eight years of experience in overall SharePoint architecture with the focus on administration, O&M, support, upgrade, and migrating SharePoint solutions across multiple versions and environments. We are excited for Razzan to bring his many talents to Dyanent. Outside of work, Razzan enjoys playing soccer with his kids and spending time with his family.

Andrew Price

Andrew Price is an Application System Administrator. He has over 23 years of network application experience supplemented with professional computer training. He has supported several federal agencies including Homeland Security, Justice, Commerce and Customs, and Customs and Border Protection. When he is not working, he enjoys sailing and racing small sailboats on the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay. Welcome to the team Andrew!

Eridona Plloci

Eridona is a QA Engineer passionate to test web-based, database applications with expertise on manual and automation testing. She is detailed oriented and passionate about learning new skills, tools, and technology. We are excited for Eridona to join the Dynanet team.

Sahar Rejaee

Sahar is currently working as a Test Automation Engineer. She has five years experience in this field. She is a team player and we are excited for her to join Dynanet.  In her off hours, she likes to spend time with her family and watch the latest blockbusters.

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