John Flack is an information engineer for Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc. Synectics clients are mostly agencies of the US Federal Government, especially the Department of Health and Human Services. John acts as a database administrator, designer, and developer. He is the technical solutions team leader on a project with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is the primary developer of http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/. John has been writing technical papers and giving presentations on Oracle-related topics since 1989. He has presented at Collaborate, MAOP, and Kaleidoscope. On June 3, 2010, he was named an Oracle ACE.