Over 14 years of experience in diverse facets of non-profit industry.
*Demonstrated track record of community development, strategic management, financial monitoring, and resource development.
*Strong written and oral communication skills, with years of experience in public speaking, persuasive selling, conveying information, producing visibility, and public awareness.
*Established relationship management skills through working with constituent groups including board members, vendors, sponsors, volunteer groups and community partnerships.
*Ability to work well both independently and as a team member.
*Results-driven with orientation towards taking initiative and organizing time effectively.
*Effective grant and report writing.
*Productive fundraising strategist with experience in securing in-kind donations.
*Adept at directing and implementing programs, events, and activities, supporting the strategic initiatives and mission of the organization.
*Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher; Internet- savvy.
Community Advisory Board Member, 01/2016
to Current Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital – Philadelphia,
Look at important trends in healthcare and behavioral healthcare.
Advise on long-range and annual hospital/programs.
Advise on defining Goals and Objectives as well assist in achieving them.
Disseminate information to the "community" represented.
Demonstrate commitment to developing an understanding of the issues.
to Current Wynnefield Heights Civic Association – Philadelphia,
Preside over Board of Directors, non-profit organization with mission of creating action and interaction by developing and cultivating strategic initiatives for the stability and improvement of the community at large.
Help secure over $800,000 in funds, grants, in-kind donations and services for Woodside Park revitalization.
Oversee the financial management and monitoring of the organization.
Cultivate community partnerships with state and local government officials, small and large corporations, and other community businesses and organizations.
Increased membership by 200%.
Executive Board of Directors, 01/2011
to 01/2013 Gail E. Young City Avenue Time Bank – Philadelphia,
Developed and implemented programs, events and activities, associated with strategic initiatives and mission of the City Avenue Time Bank.
Assisted in raising capital through sponsorship, grants and fundraising and in-kind donations.
Monitored and strengthened programs and services.
Vice President, 01/2003
to 01/2010 Wynnefield Heights Civic Association – Philadelphia,
Presided over all Board activity in absence of the President.
Worked closely with the President on all strategic initiatives and community partnerships.
Served as Chair of the Membership, and Fundraising and Hospitality Committees.
Helped secure over $600,000 in funds, grants, in-kind donations and services for Woodside Park revitalization.
Served as Zoning Liaison for work with the Zoning Board and City Planning Commission.
Professional Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, 01/1991
to 01/2013 Pfizer, Inc – New York,
Exceeded overall quota by 125%.
Ranked number 22 of 68 reps in the region and 125 of 500 reps nationwide.
Professional Medical Sales Representative, 01/1989
to 01/1990 Del Laboratories Commerce Drug Company – Uniondale,
Accomplishments: Exceeded quota by 135%.
Achieved 90% of new product objectives.
Territory Manager, 01/1987
to 01/1989 Advanced Care Products Ortho Pharmaceuticals – Raritan,
Exceeded quota by 128%.
Ranked in top ten of fifty representatives. Achieved all new
Sales Representative, 01/1983
to 01/1987 WestPoint Pepperell – New York,
First rep in company to help market and sell a private label of textiles Color Classics for Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Increased sales over 300%.
Bachelor of Science Degree: Fashion Buying and Merchandising,
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now Philadelphia University - Philadelphia,
PA Fashion Buying and Merchandising
Associate of Applied Science Degree: Fashion Buying and Merchandising,
Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York (SUNY) - New York,
NY Fashion Buying and Merchandising