Ambitious Director who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.
Advertising and Marketing
Managed all aspects of Programs
Handled all functions related to Community Outreach
Managed Enrollment Programs
Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
Mentored and coached employees resulting in a 12% increase in productivity.
Advance Pain ManagementAtlanta, GeorgiaBEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIRECTOR07/2016 to Current
Demonstrates expertise in coordinating, directing and managing all aspects of the treatment program.
Serves as a professional resource within the community, and family services.
Provide culturally competent intake assessments.
Establishes and administers policies and procedures.
Establishes priorities, schedules task completion and meets scheduled deadlines.
Develops an internal QA program to maintain high quality patient care.
Provide crisis intervention, case management, individual therapy, group therapy, outreach services.
Develops procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of the program's treatment process.
Responsible for the program goals and objectives of patient needs.
Implements programs to foster positive relationships with clients.
Demonstrates the ability to financially manage the program.
Oversee the development and execution of annual marketing events.
Establish and maintain relationships for the purpose of achieving business relationships.
Facilitate referrals to other behavioral health treatment programs if needed.
Network with senior citizens homes and offer information including descriptions of treatment services.
Coach families in groups and individual settings to assess needs and coping strategies.
Healing Community CenterAtlanta, GADIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS03/2014 to 07/2016
Directed strategic planning, development and implementation of large complex programs.
Highly successful fund-raising activities with foundations, corporations, government sponsors.
Directed official community partnership with parks and recreation organizations.
Plan, develop, implement, and direct strategic communications, public relations, and marketing programs.
Planned comprehensive training to prepare youths for higher education and life skills.
Initiated Outreach Business-to-Business plan with corporate partnerships and other organizations and
Assisted social service agencies in the development of programs targeting hard-to-reach population.
Developed and implemented community-based approach to enhance minority participation in spiritual health initiatives.
Developed operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.
Seek major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations through donor correspondence.
Ensured effective implementation of medical, dental, and nutritional education.
Target market and prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation of fundraising and constituent relations.
Provide public relations to the community-at-large.
Participate in Hospital Authority roundtable regarding planning and evaluation of mentally challenged children.
The City of Stone MountainStone Mountain, GAELECTED CITY COUNCIL MEMBER11/2007 to 11/2011
Prepared meetings for drafting bills and regulations Created programs for youths and seniors.
Responsible for passing local traffic, noise, air pollution ordinances.
Developed business relationships with federal agencies.
Responsible for the development of the annual city budget.
Responsible for representing the needs of the district, in local government.
Responsible for enacting laws and promoting the safety of citizens.
Oversaw procedures and policies for the city personnel.
Managed the Downtown Development Authority Projects, and Activities.
Conducted surveys for constituent requests.
Oversaw the development of green space, improvement of sidewalks, and streets.
Responsible for approving zoning laws and other building code issues.
Responsible for voting on laws and proposals relating to various community issues.
Responsible for legislative decisions ,allocation of funding, public services, or issues of land use and budget matters.
Emory University and Winship Cancer InstituteAtlanta, GAPROGRAM MANAGER05/2006 to 03/2014
Provided accurate, honest, and timely technical assistance to ensure programmatic and fiscal compliance with programs.
Conducted and led regular conference calls, and webinars to state research committees.
Coordinated and monitored database, collect, summarize data required for effort and utilization reporting.
Performed grant-related tasks such as review of annual plans, budget modifications, no-cost-extensions.
Designed, organized, and presented materials for annual conferences, conventions, and presentations.
Developed staff and intern research budget of five ( 5) million dollars.
Presented at various research -related symposiums on develop and implement community-based approach to enhance minority participation in clinical trials.
Managed 20 students and interns for the Winship Summer Scholars Mentorship Program.
Oversaw and assisted research scientist in SSRP-oriented labs; poster presentations.
Managed the development, training, coaching, monitoring and motivation of department.
Blackmon & Dudley LLCAtlanta, GABUSINESS MANAGER06/2002 to 04/2006
Recommended corrective actions to State grantees after conducting on- and off-site monitoring.
Maintained confidential records, documents, and court files.
Communicated with courts, clients, judges, and opposing counsel concerning meetings, hearings.
Responsible for court filings, and general case status.
Prepared packages for arbitration and mediation.
Assisted attorneys and attended executions of wills, real estate closings, depositions, court or administrative hearings, and trials as requested.
Plan, Developed, and implemented strategic initiatives to achieve marketing goals.
Handled escalated customer, vendor issues and resolves situations in a positive manner.
Experience with creating reports in Salesforce or similar tool.
Developed standardized presentations, scripts, and lead generation.
Delivered executive level presentations using Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint.
Analyzed performance of marketing programs, and conference.
Developed relationships with qualified referral sources, establishing public relations programs for potential clients.
Managed assigned staff of ten, including establishing workload, performance, and productivity.
Experience with and ideally pulling reports from Salesforce or similar tool.
Doctor of Philosophy 2012Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL, USAMinistry in Christian Counseling
Master of Arts:Family Counseling2010Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Ministry in Christian Counseling
Bachelor of Arts:Executive Leadership2008Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA, USAOrganizational Management & Leadership
Behavioral health management, Broadcasting, Budgeting, Business Plan, Case management,Life Coaching, Conflict
Management, Paracletos Counselor, Crisis Intervention,Local Government, Human Resources
mental health First Aid, fund-raising, government grant management, marketing,Mediation, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, presentation skills, Public Relation,Research Compliance, written communication skills
Session Coordinator, Georgia Municipal Association Development Conference (2009)
*Member, Christian Counseling Association (CCA) (2010-2015)
*Member, (Observer)Friends of the Library Association (2015-Present)
*Member, Association of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (2007-2009)
Created annual Health Fairs and 5K Walks
* Implemented A Prayer Breakfast for State Officials
* Created annual Women In Need Scholarships Project
* Managed Food and Clothing drive
*Design and facilitate bi-monthly group discussions and educational mentorship activities for youth
*Created Atlanta Public Library youth literacy nights
*Developed workgroup and Community Violence Outreach