Dedicated board member with an over 25 year progressive career in Advocacy. Visionary leader with proven track record of driving organizational turnaround and change management. Forward-thinking and proactive with achievements across fundraising, social media, and executive management. Proactive Board of Directors Member with strong diplomatic skills, credibility and passion for Patient Advocacy and Sickle cell. Offering 25+ years background developing strategic plans, approving budgets and business decisions and representing organization to stakeholders. Tactful board member skillful in fundraising, resource development and monitoring programs and services. Transparent and responsive professional comfortable managing evolving situations in politically charged environments. In-depth knowledge of financial planning and reporting practices.
My health was very unstable until I was about 24 years old. Due to my health I was never able to finish High-school properly thus never received my diploma. My family decided that due to my previous work experience a diploma wasn't a priority. My health was the main concern and since I had my future laid out for me getting my GED was my best option.
I took the test on a whim without studying and got a 2940 which boils down to a 3.0 GPA. If I had studied I know I would have gotten a 4.0
I was the Virginia Sickle Cell Awareness Program's ( VASCAP ) Sickle cell poster child for two years in a row in 92 and 93. In 93 I participated as a Sickle cell patient advocate in Health Security Express, Hilary Clinton's push for Universal Healthcare. I have been advocating for Sickle cell Patient rights ever since. I have represented Sickle cell at the State and Federal level including DHHS, FDA, and the Office of the Health Secretary.
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