CAPACITY BUILDING SPECIALIST/TRAINER MARKETING COORDINATOR
To implement health education & healthy living strategies to enhance efforts to effectively educate the public. Community Outreach Specialist skilled in case management and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Over10 years in Healthcare, social services and criminal justice.
Human services professional
Social services background
Dedicated patient advocate
Strong decision maker
Capacity Building Specialist/Trainer Marketing Coordinator07/2017 to 10/2017My Brother's Keeper, IncRidgeland, MS
Identified and analyzed public health data to develop relevant programs and policies.
Trained at least 70 -80 staff members at key national partner organizations.
Delivered CBA services, skills-building training and technical assistance to 15 to 25 agencies annually, utilizing brochures, Power Point, excel, and fact sheets.
Participate in the delivery, development, design and improvement of new/current training or workshop used in instructing on program requirements, submission procedures, program interaction, capacity building and leadership development; and increasing individual and program effectiveness.
Monitored and evaluated public health strategies for counseling, testing and referral services and conducted rapid HIV testing for the public, colleges and local universities.
Implemented training materials with consideration to adult learning principles and utilizing a variety of instructional media (i.e., brochures, fact sheets, classroom sessions, self-study, and computer assisted instruction).
Communicated with individuals working with or receiving agency services to provide technical and informational assistance and/or training on division programs.
Facilitated training sessions to 15 to 30 individuals in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Mental Health and various other health disparities.
Collaborated with local health departments and other community partners.
Mental Health Technician05/2010 to CurrentMerit HealthJackson, MS
Assist primary care team to treat and manage up to 29 patients with chronic emotional and/or health problems efficiently and effectively.
Exercises balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions to handle difficult or critical situations in a calm, consistent and equitable manner.
Records vital signs and other pertinent information regarding patient personal data into electronic hand held computer system.
Case Management Consultant07/2005 to 10/2007City of JacksonJackson, MS
Supervised the Jackson Transitional Job Program for the City of Jackson.
Developed policies and procedures for Jackson's Pilot Transitional Job Program for the homeless.
Implemented job training workshops, resume writing, skills-building classes and interviewing techniques for the homeless.
Developed criteria for eligibility of participation in the program.
Created a comprehensive set of guidelines to measure program and policy effectiveness.
Developed and established partnerships with local agencies to employ individuals that were eligible for the job program.
Implemented recruitment and retention criteria for sustainability of program for the duration of the pilot program.
Conducted research on homeless trends affecting Jackson and utilized research to assist in locating participants for the program.
Maintained accurate records on each client to ensure programmatic processing of individuals who successfully completed the program.
Interviewed and placed candidates on jobs that matched their skill set to achieve the maximum outcome for candidates receiving full-time employment.
Monitored activities on-site, weekly, for compliance with program requirements and ensuring that program activities achieve the maximum utilization of funds.
Health Program Specialist, Sr. /Community Planning Coordinator05/2002 to 09/2004MS State Department of HealthJackson, MS
Managed 23 members of a State's community planning process.
Provided policy interpretation to state, regional, and county staff to ensure that appropriate actions are taken in programs administered through the Department of Health.
Provided technical advice and guidance for the full range of CP programs and new initiatives to applicants, grantees, community organizations, elected officials, citizens and others in the planning, execution and implementation of program and community development needs and initiatives.
Planed, directed, and coordinated the activities of a division through branch managers and other subordinate personnel.
Interpreted, formulated, recommended, and implemented policies, rules, and regulations as necessary.
Ensured coordination of activities of the division with other divisions within the agency.
Provided instruction and regulatory guidance in completing application and submission requirements, providing clear and concise interpretation of the regulatory requirements and ensure applicant/grantees have a clear understanding of the processes and procedures associated with the programs.
Maintained effective public relations with other state agencies and the public, including interpretation and advocacy of agency policy.
Represented the Bureau of STD/HIV at Community Planning Service Council and other meetings within and outside the state of Mississippi.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Public Administration2016Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, AZ., USAGPA 3.72/4.0
Master of Science: Public Health2014Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, AZ, USAGPA 3.78/4.0