I am interested in being a leader for others in the understanding and implementation of trauma informed care, encouraging positive community relationships, promoting a positive team culture, and implementing quality client care.
Licensed Professional Counselor
11+ years in management of clinical programming for children, adults, and families
Experienced presenter and trainer
Ability to create positive team culture focused on client care
Skilled at teaching and implementing trauma informed care strategies
Demonstrated success at building productive community partnerships with a variety of individuals and agencies
Skilled in delivering and teaching quality individual, group and family therapy strategies
Vision-driven and effective at adult and child program development
Audit experienced and compliant with CARF, United Way and ODMHSAS
NorthCareOklahoma City, OKCoordinator of School Based Trauma Counseling03/2015 to Current
Spearheaded creation and development of Project SOAR (Strengthening Our Awareness and Resilience) following a $1,000,000 United Way contract award with the Oklahoma City Public School (OKCPS) District. Researched evidenced based curriculum and developed implementation strategy. Coordinate up to 18 clinical therapists in providing clinical support, psycho-education and crisis intervention in 29 OKCPS schools to include students and faculty. Provide clinical consultation and administrative supervision functions. Prepare monthly invoices, monthly budget management, supply purchasing and quarterly grant reporting.
NorthCareGuthrie, OKManager of Logan County Outpatient Services10/2012 to 02/2015
Managed a team of psychiatrists, therapists, case managers, peer recovery support providers, and administrative staff to deliver high quality outpatient clinical services. Increased revenue by 300% over 18 months through staff development, increased Third Party billing, and United Way contributions. Generated new community connections, resources and partnerships through engagement, participation on various committees, and building a reputation of trust and collaboration. Served as the Chairman/President of the Logan County Coalition of Partners, as the mental health representative on the Logan County Multi-Disciplinary Team for Child Abuse and Neglect, and as the mental health representative on the PAVE (Protection Against Violent Exploitation) work group.
NorthCareOklahoma City, OKSystems of Care (SOC) Project Director, Wraparound NorthCare12/2008 to 10/2012Developed culture of staff skill enhancement, accountability, and teamwork. Implemented electronic chart documentation and Medicaid billing. Increased 1st and 3rd part reimbursement by 75%. Reorganized and restructured staff positions to improve quality, cost-effective services. Budgeted for program spending allowing 95% of funding to directly serve children and families. Increased targeted staff coaching and observation of skills used in field to ensure High Fidelity Wraparound. Developed strong community partnerships through the creation of the Oklahoma City Kid's Community Team (OKCT), bringing together child-focused services and supports for Oklahoma County. Expanded the scope of services in the community by creating an innovative and comprehensive Community Referral Team approach to meeting client needs. Guided community partners of OKCT to an integrated strategic plan that included 4 population focused work groups. Nourished and supported the Adoption Wraparound Initiative, a service delivery option for custody children and potential adoptive families with a focus on decreasing disruption and/or dissolution of placement. Led the Oklahoma County SOC Executive Team to a combined, collaborative model of oversight for all SOC sites in the county. Actively shared resources and improvement strategies with multiple agencies hosting SOC sites in Oklahoma County. Identified disparities in local service delivery of the Hispanic population resulting in a culturally and linguistically competent referral team process. Provided community education and awareness through activities such as provider fairs, presentations, seminars, and various public speaking opportunities.
NorthCareOklahoma City, OKSystems of Care Supervisor, Wraparound NorthCare10/2006 to 12/2008Coached and supervised wraparound staff embedded in multiple agencies such as the pilot projects at the Department of Human Services, Office of Juvenile Affairs, and the Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau, as well as the contract projects at Sunbeam Family Services and the Latino Community Development Agency. Networked with community partners to ensure appropriate delivery of wraparound services for children and their families involved with multiple systems. Trained and mentored new wraparound and partnering agency staff and ensure adherence to the wraparound model and SOC philosophy. Modeled skill sets of high fidelity wraparound and implemented credentialing process. Reviewed all clinical and wraparound documentation for appropriateness. Managed crisis diversion and intervention conducted by staff on behalf of children and families in program. Developed tools to enhance skill sets in wraparound, time management, and scheduling for staff.
Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Youth & Adult versions