Results-driven management/training professional with over 15 years experience in both non-profit and corporate organizations. Highly effective leadership and organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a complex environment with high attention to detail. Expertise in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, outstanding public relations, training and customer service skills; ability to work with diverse populations and individuals on all levels within an organization. Ability to work independently or in a team environment and inspire others. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote, Access, SharePoint, proprietary computer systems, various database applications, and use of internet. Extensive experience with building community partnerships, grant writing, developing marketing materials, strategic planning, program evaluation, and implementing community-based initiatives. Knowledge of medical terminology, medical office and laboratory experience.
Community Coordinator01/2010 to 01/2012Geminus CorporationMerrillville, IN
Successfully coordinated the 2-year Whitley County Communities That Care Grant according to Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions directives.
Conducted community readiness assessments through focus groups, surveys and interviews.
Formed a diverse and representative coalition of community leaders and provided trainings according to grant requirements.
Researched, collected and analyzed data to assess community-wide prevention needs.
Created a community action plan to address community substance abuse and behavioral health problems for youth and adults.
Served as the liaison between local and state-wide organizations in relationship to the grant.
Recovery Consultant01/2009 to 01/2011Drug and Alcohol ConsortiumFort Wayne, IN
Indiana Access to Recovery Program Recruited and guided service providers through application process for participation in federally funded program.
Verified staff time cards, billable units and entered payroll.
Assessed and assisted clients in developing personal recovery plans, monitored progress and modifications.
Program Director/Trainer01/2007 to 01/2011Drug and Alcohol ConsortiumFort Wayne, IN
Successfully managed a 4-year Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) according to Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions directives.
Fostered partnerships with colleges, local school districts, government agencies, commercial enterprises and not-for-profits to perform assessments, build capacity, create short and long-term strategic plans, and organize professional development and educational opportunities to meet the objectives of the grant.
Researched, collected and analyzed data, produced monthly benchmark reports and annual county epidemiological reports.
Served as the liaison between the local, state and other organizations in relationship to the grant.
Coordinated the implementation of annual state surveys and evidenced-based prevention programs in grades k-12 and institutions of higher learning.
Peer Educator Certification Trainer for local colleges and universities.
Education Consultant/Trainer01/2006 to 01/2011CITY OF FORT WAYNE PARKS & RECREATIONFort Wayne, IN
Developed curriculum and coordinated implementation of core education classes and evidence-based.
substance abuse prevention programs for youth in urban recreational facilities.
Conducted various development trainings for staff, students, and parents.
Assistant Director/Instructor01/2004 to 01/2010NANA'S COTTAGE CHILD CAREFort Wayne, IN
Assisted director with daily operations of the facility to ensure a safe, caring, learning environment for children in accordance with state licensing standards.
Provided parents with educational resources to assist in the development of their children.
Processed enrollments and maintained all student, staff and business records.
Purchased equipment and supplies.
Created education plans incorporating core standards and best practices that met individual student needs.
Northeast Indiana Regional Coordinator/Trainer01/2002 to 01/2004Indiana university purdue universityFort Wayne, IN
Increased program capacity by 4000 students each year through the development and execution of strategies to enroll seventh and eighth grade students from an eight county territory.
Increased continuing parent and community volunteer participation, organized regional events, conducted volunteer trainings.
Created and implemented regional early intervention programs, including parent workshops, summer academic enrichment programs, college application assistance, financial aid process assistance, career planning, and community service opportunities.
Recruited and hired teachers for summer programs.
Grant and Scholarship Program Assistant Manager01/2000 to 01/2002COMMUNITY FOUNDATION of FORT WAYNEFort Wayne, IN
Organized grant writing workshops for applicants, developed and conducted financial aid workshops for parents and students.
Maintained grant and scholarship files in compliance with grantors requirements, tracked donations and disbursements, and prepared financial and final reports for grantors.
Performed on-site program evaluations of grantees to ensure compliance with funding requirements.
Property Manager/HR Generalist01/1996 to 01/1999COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT CORPChicago, IL
Managed daily operations of two affordable apartment communities.
Responsible for recruiting employees, employee relations, training and development.
Prepared financial certifications for Section 42 Tax Credit Compliance and housing assistance.
Developed and implemented safety, residential, and administrative policies.
Independent Contractor Consultant02/2015 to CurrentDrug Free Marion CountyIndianapolis, Indiana
Independent Contractor Consultant08/2013 to CurrentDrug and Alcohol ConsortiumFort Wayne, IN
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences1996Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LABiological Sciences
Volunteer Program Consultant to Nonprofit Organizations 2009-present