Schedule, plan and assist in all monthly Faith Roundtables, the bi-yearly Partner Convening and all meetings and trainings with faith partners.
Raising three children, one with special needs, while continuing to teach as an adjunct, work with mother-focused organizations in my surrounding communities and started my own business
Holistic Health Counselor - Nanda Mama Owner - May 2007 – May 2009
Practice focused exclusively on women in their childbearing years
Counseling both individual and group clients.
My work was in conjunction with labor and birth doula, Kelli DeFlora, as the on-staff nutrition counselor for her private practice, her new-mother's circle and her pre-natal yoga classes. Teaching a series of workshops four times per year.
Kean University, Adjunct Faculty – Theatre Arts Department
Janaury 2002 – June 2010
Taught Acting I and Acting II in the school's award-winning BFA program. My classes taught stage presence, communication, physical and mental preparation and awareness.
Acting I lays a foundation for all future communication and performance in the department. Most of my students were early education and criminal justice students preparing for a life of teaching or protecting the public.
I designed all the course curriculum for my classes.
Ramapo College -Adjunct Faculty – Theatre and Communications Department
January 2002 – June 2004
Taught the history of Mass Communication to theatre and communication majors. Course covered the growth of communication from both the practical (i.e. the invention of the radio) to the theoretical: defining the digital divide and socio-economics, race and class as reasons for it.
Stand & Deliver - Director of Curriculum and Instructor
Wrote the curriculum and taught this summer program for seven years.
Stand and Deliver worked in the Newark school system teaching public speaking and communication skills to public school children between the ages of 11-17.
The focus was on building community and creating peace within themselves and within their community.
Overseeing the creation of the curriculum, administering the curriculum to students and training all Stand and Deliver teachers on the art of non-violent communication and public speaking.
Worked as a liaison between the Stand and Deliver organization and the site schools.
Mothers & More - President – Chapter 128
April 2008-October 2009
One of two co-presidents who oversaw the flagship chapter of this national organization
It had over 500 members and over 56 activity and outreach groups.
We managed a budget in excess of $10,000 a year and oversaw a board of 13 members. My work focused on team building and keeping our activity and outreach groups on message. I was the first and last line of contact in resolving any conflicts or interpersonal issues that may have arisen in the group. I also provided all training for the membership and the executive board regarding the understanding and best practices of the organizational guidelines.
Mothers & More - Senior Manager – POWER Advocacy – Nationals
June 2008 – July 2010
Shared position with two other Senior Managers. We ensured that our member chapters were on message and working towards creating community and a strong positive pro-woman, pro-mother presence in their communities.
Planned and implemented the annual Mother's Day public service campaign
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