About

International Office Consulting

International Office Consulting (formerly International Database Experts) formed when three Data Analysts decided to join forces to offer consulting for offices that support international education. Our ever growing team has over 20 years of experience with sunapsis, Terra Dotta, and Ellucian ISSM (formerly fsaATLAS) case management software as well as Higher Education HRSIS software including Ellucian Banner and Peoplesoft.

Jodi Barnhill

CEO, Founder

Jason Rowe

COO

Steve Sevic

Technical Consultant

Thomas Stockwell

Technical Consultant

Jodi has worked in higher education for over 14 years specializing in case management software (CMS) for tracking international student and scholar immigration status. She is passionate about teaching and learning new technology. If you dream of a day when your international office can go paperless and enjoy 21st century technology to streamline workflow, she can make it happen.

She enjoys spending leisure time with family and friends. Her favorite place is outdoors where she gardens, walks, bicycles or spends time with chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs, alpacas and any other creatures she can befriend.

Jason has been in the international education field for over 12 years – with experiences as a PDSO/ARO at a large ESL school, a prestigious music college, and a state University.

He has worked extensively with sunapsis, Terra Dotta, ISSM (FsaAtlas) and several home-grown systems in between. His work with TerraDotta has included both StudyAbroad and Risk Management installations. Jason excels at analyzing business process and leveraging existing or developing custom solutions in the products.

Jason loves spending time with friends and enjoys films, dining out, travel, and the dastardly wielding of dark humor.

Steven Sevic worked in media production, journalism, and film making before starting work in software support in an international students and scholars office. Previous freelance work included developing websites, and learning programming and electronics as a hobby.

Steven has made several custom components in Adobe® ColdFusion® for the sunapsis® software.

Thomas Stockwell is an applications programmer with extensive experience in managing enterprise applications.  He has worked as a technical user in International, Graduate and Admissions Offices; administering  ISSS Software, CRM systems, and Student Information Systems (SIS). Has lead numerous software implementations and developed data warehouses for his primary institution.   As a programmer, he has developed numerous customizations for sunapsis, translated business processes from MS Access databases to enterprise solutions, and supported the Ellucian Banner system in varying capacities.      

     Thomas is an avid board game enthusiast who also enjoys horror movies, Broadway shows, art museums.

Karen Chevrier

Senior Business Analyst

Karen has worked in the international education and exchange fields for over 15 years – with experiences as a DSO/ARO, a business analyst and a program analyst at the Department of State. She started when SEVIS became mandatory, implemented and maintained fsaATLAS for both Fs and Js, and worked on SIS to Banner switches. As a business and program analyst, she also has experience gathering systems and process requirements.     She enjoys keeping track of data, creating reports, developing templates for analysis, and streamlining processes. Before catching the bug for databases and case management systems, she worked in advertising as a copywriter and a French teacher.     Karen plays underwater hockey and sometimes underwater rugby, and she loves yoga, walks in nature, travels, and baking (French madeleines anyone?) for her family and friends.

Jenny Hill Ravanh

Operations Specialist to CEO

Jenny joined IOC in March, 2000 as the Executive Assistant to Jodi Barnhill, CEO. As the company grew, her role expanded and she is now the Operations Specialist under both Jodi Barnhill and Jason Rowe, COO. 

Jenny is from the Metro East St. Louis area and lives in Champaign, Illinois with Khan, her husband of over 25 years, their two sons, Branson and Bo, and their rescue pup Bingo. She has a BA in Elementary Education and has worked in the education field since 1994 as both a classroom teacher and a homeschooling advocate. She has also served as a court-appointed Care Coordinator since 2002, when one of her sisters-in-law was injured and became severely disabled. Jenny is proud to be a trained advocate for victim/survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence and has worked with both Fight Against Domestic Violence and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

In her free time, Jenny enjoys art, music, movies, traveling and spending time with her family. Her favorite quote is from her mom, Phyllis – Learn something new everyday!  

Angelique Stevents

Associate Project Manager

Angélique has worked in international education since 2015 after finishing a master’s in International Education Management. It was the support she received from the international office as an international student that made her want to study and work in international education.

     As a past Office Manager for an ISSS office and a current DSO/ARO, Angélique enjoys using technology solutions to keep international offices organized and happy thanks to IOC.

     Angélique loves spending her time with her family, traveling, learning new things, and catching up with friends.

Mischa Kasperan

Associate Project Manager

Mischa has worked in higher education for over 10 years with experience as a DSO, PDSO and RO. She has 5 years experience as a SUNAPSIS user, 3 years experience using/managing fsAtlas and over 3 years experience using/managing Terra Dotta. Mischa currently serves as the Data Reporting and Compliance Manager for her full-time employer.

In her free time, Mischa enjoys illustrating, playing video games and going on culinary adventures with her (chef) husband.