Career association professional with record of establishing operational excellence, championing organizational governance, and optimizing program delivery
Keen understanding of the dynamics of a member-driven organization with strong knowledge of association governance, operations, protocols, and meeting practices.
Extensive experience and success in organizational management and administration driving projects, steering events, and managing administrative operations.
Specialize in administering volunteer boards, affinity groups, and committees; professional development fellowships; continuing education activities; and competitive educational awards and recognition programs.
Currently facilitating the work of the experts who shape cardiovascular nuclear imaging field as Assistant to the CEO and Staff Liaison to the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.“Alison is the glue that holds us together.” Chief Executive Officer
Key contributor to the American Psychiatric Association's diversity and inclusion strategy as through extensive involvement __________Associate Director of the Division of Diversity and Health Equity.QUOTE
_________________________________________of the Association of American Medical Colleges. "...when you accept responsibility for logistics of professional development programs, the projects will be done both effectively and efficiently. Your contributions in this domain are outstanding!” Jack Krakower, PhD, Former AVP
Render high-level support to CEO in the realms of Society governance, internal operations and communication, executive scheduling, human resources, and special projects/events. Praised by CEO for “keeping her on track and informed” and being "always on tops of things." Key accountabilities:
Deliver comprehensive governance support services to the 29-member Board of Directors. _________________________________
____________Established excellent rapport with Board members, earning their confidence as “go-to” for operational and logistical matters.
Partner with _______________________Steward annual presidential appointments process for 23 governance committees.
Advise CEO on effectiveness of administrative policies and procedures and make recommendations. Ensure CEO requests and expectations are communicated to staff and followed.
Demonstrate excellence in events management by arranging and executing donor/sponsor cultivation events, Board retreats, and Annual Meeting functions.
Leverage mastery of nominations and selection processes to administer award and fellowship programs for up-and-comers and outstanding contributors to the Society.
Developed professional business documents, such as volunteer agreements, meeting minutes, procedural guides, and office policy.
Conceptualized and developed an orientation handbook for committee members. Provided operational framework to ensure effective communication and alignment to Society goals.
Boosted efficiency by automatizing the submission process for applications and volunteer documentation. Instituted a centralized sstem that benefited both applicants and review panels while ensuing compliance required by accrediting and sponsoring organizations.
Launched two $50K research grant fellowships for young investigators; worked with advisory committee to determine parameters, processes, application requirements, and candidate eligibility; interfaced with Marketing to promote awards.
Provided department leadership for the Deputy Medical Director of Diversity and Health Equity supporting strategic planning, program development and evaluation, finance and administration, and HR functions.
Intensely involved in association governance by providing high-level administrative, logistical, and advisory support to the Councils on Minority Mental Health and Children.______________________________
Facilitated smooth functioning and bylaws compliance for the seven Minority Caucuses. Spearheaded national election process for each caucus.
Demonstrated success in conceptualizing and bringing to fruition events and projects including CME workshops, stakeholder summits, and expert roundtables.
Provided high-potential psychiatry residents with opportunities for extramural training, development, and mentorship by managing the Leadership Fellowship Program.
Authored an array of business documents including departmental reports, meeting minutes, talking points, and job descriptions. Conceptualized/coordinated event program books, CME documentation, and evaluation surveys. Collaborated with marketing and design teams to develop compelling messaging, appropriate visuals for division initiatives.
Earned chairpersons' confidence through expert advisement and well-tuned awareness and command of APA workings, protocols, and precedents.
Championed addition of first minority position on Board of Trustees and worked closely with governance leaders to devise nomination and election protocols. Instrumental in publishing Women in Psychiatry, anthology of career reflections of 20 women authors. “We are indebted to Alison Bondurant...whose coordinating talent and gentle persistence were vital in bringing this book to fruition.” Editors.
Secured external funding for special projects by partnering with Development Officer to define project scope, write proposals, and report project activities to sponsors.
Co-founded the department's flagship traveling town-hall that rallied stakeholders in disadvantaged locales around the country to work together to advance community wellness.
Optimized management of nine resident fellowship programs. Established weekly continuous improvement meetings with program managers and created an environment that contributed to the success of future psychiatry leaders.
• Skillfully supported affinity organizations for academic planning and business administrators. Key organizer for continuing education conferences of varying size (up to 300), scope, and formats. Contributed to event framing, managed speakers and event follow-up. Coordinated abstract submission, review, and content development process.
• Developed external communications including website content, conference materials, and calls for conference abstracts; informed program planning through creation and analysis of basic membership opinion surveys.
Certified Associate in Project Management® (CAPM), Project Management Institute
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