(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Determined and responsible Associate Director with more than 21 years of success boosting efficiency and streamlining procedures for multi-faceted groups. Focused on smoothly overseeing financial, personnel and operational needs. Effectively balance targets with resources and optimize long-term success.

• Highly focused and results-oriented in supporting complex, deadline-driven operations; able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues through to completion. •Consult and advise administrators on a wide variety of sensitive personnel issues (e.g. discipline, hiring, promotions, equity concerns and terminations) for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and enforcing all relevant policies, procedures and regulations. •Development and maintenance of detailed administrative and procedural processes to reduce redundancy, improve accuracy and efficiency, and achieve organizational objectives. •Highly experienced in pre-and post-award administration of research grants and contracts, including effort certification and compliance reporting. •Demonstrated capacity to act as key administrative strategic partner for senior leaders including coordinating cross-functional activities, and effectively managing and improving operational work streams and communications.

  • Workday Programs (HR, Finance and Recruiting)
  • Cognos, Reporting
  • Interfolio, Faculty & Higher Education Technology
  • MS Office
  • Data analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Grant proposals
  • Human Resource
  • Leadership
Cornell University ECornell Online Education Programs, Expected in 12/2020 Strategic Human Resources Leadership Certificate : - GPA :
Bryant University Smithfield, RI, Expected in : - GPA :
  • Coursework in Financial Modeling, Financial Planning and Principles Managerial Accounting
Brown University Providence, RI Expected in : Certificate Program in Research Administration - GPA :
Bryant University Smithfield, RI Expected in : Certificate in Business Analytics - GPA :
Work History
Merck & Co., Inc. - Associate Director & HR Business Partner
Harrisburg, PA, 01/2007 - Current
  • Directed financial operations, including developing and administering operational budgets, external contracts and sub-awards, spendable gifts and endowments, in excess of $52M
  • Play a CRITICAL role in overhauling the School’s transition from outdated HR systems into a fully integrated HRIS and Financial platform from Workday
  • Instantly improved analysis, reporting, and planning capabilities while streamlining daily HR and financial functions
  • Direct Human Resource actions for faculty (150+), postdocs (35) and staff (226) in the School of Public Health
  • Hire, train and supervise 7 professional support staff
  • Analyze and assess sensitive issues recommend and deploy courses of action
  • Administer salary offers, job audits, promotions and equity concerns, through extensive consultation and data analysis
  • Maintain mutually supportive, professional relationships with the Brown University’s campus constituents, including the Medical School, University Human Resources, and Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Provost, and academic units that report to the Dean of Public Health
  • Direct Schools’ complex faculty office with recording, analysis, and reporting of complex and confidential salary, tenure and appointment data and statistics
  • Work with Associate Dean to develop an inclusive environment to take issues of racism, bias, and equity for staff. Maximize opportunities to diversify the pool of applicants for staff positions. Support the School community in the staff selection process. Extend best practices in the faculty hire process to identify and challenge unconscious biases that can impact selection
  • Foster a teamwork/open-door environment conducive to positive dialogue across the School of Public Health while maintaining highly sensitive information
  • Kept operations responsive and agile with proactive troubleshooting and problem-solving of routine and complex concerns
First Division Consulting - Administrative Manager
Washington, DC, 01/2005 - 01/2007
  • Environmental Change Initiative •Responsible for fiscal management including but not limited to preparing and managing external grant proposals and budgets, in excess of $15M
  • Audit and reconciliation of ECI operating budget, director start-up funds, approximately $1.5M
  • First level of contact; respond to information requests, conduct correspondence, schedule meetings and appointments
  • Manage seminar and workshops, creating invitations and promotional materials, booking venues, and selecting guest speakers
  • Manage director’s calendar, coordinate travel both domestic and international
  • Liaise and coordinate with multi-disciplinary faculty across departments
  • Administer faculty searches
  • Draft, proofread and edit reports, publicity materials, attend meetings, record and distribute meeting notes
  • Communicated corporate objectives across all divisions through regular correspondence and scheduled status updates
  • Established efficient workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall effectiveness of personnel and activities
Ohsu - Administrative Coordinator
Monmouth, OR, 01/1999 - 01/2005
  • Directed and managed budgets for Operating, Grant and Gift accounts in excess of $7M.
  • Designed and maintained computerized reporting systems.
  • Managed grant proposal process.
  • Oversaw undergraduate concentration program.
  • Served as back up for all managerial functions including coverage during manager absence.
  • Put as last bullet •Assisted senior faculty members with course information and evaluation.
  • Managed payroll for staff, miscellaneous, faculty and contracted personnel.

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School Attended

  • Cornell University
  • Bryant University
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University

Job Titles Held:

  • Associate Director & HR Business Partner
  • Administrative Manager
  • Administrative Coordinator


  • Strategic Human Resources Leadership Certificate

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