Board of Directors of The SC Carolinas School for Inquiry 2009- 2010.
The Potter's Christian Life Center Planning Committee Member 2010- 2014.
Health professional with over ten years of implementing effective worksite, clinical, and community health & wellness programs. The Anderson-Oconee Minority Health Coalition of Excellence Award winner, recognizing work excellence in customer service, production and quality.
Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Publisher
Corporate Wellness Coordinator, 02/2014 to Current HealthWORKS by Carolinas HealthCare Systems – Charlotte, NC
Acts as a liaison by assessing the wellness needs of the client.
Coordinates, manages, and schedules staffing for wellness events.
Collects, monitors, and analyzes data and reports for wellness program.
Educates and counsels clients on bio-metric screening results to promote positive health changes.
Utilizes critical thinking to make adjustments to wellness programs in order to meet individual client needs.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates PRN team members, and other staff on set protocols in order to best serve clients.
Participates in weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings to improve processes and quality of client services.
Legal Administrative Specialist, 09/2012 to 02/2014 Department of Veterans Affairs – SC
Counseled veterans, their dependents, and their beneficiaries via telephone regarding the full array of benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as non-VA benefits available through other organizations concerned with veterans.
Effectively communicated both orally and in writing to veterans, their dependents, and their beneficiaries the decisions and reasons made by the Veteran Affairs.
Processed claim-related work such as change of address, direct deposits, burial allowance claims, and veteran assistance inquiries.
Interpreted and explained pertinent laws, regulations, and procedures involving claims for benefits to veterans, their dependents, and their beneficiaries.
Researched issue(s) and conducted inquiries to include direct contact with Regional Office of jurisdiction if warranted, or with other Federal or state agencies as necessary.
Health Fitness Specialist, 06/2010 to 04/2012 Health &Wellness Center, RLM Services-Shaw AFB – SC
Organized, facilitated, & scheduled fitness, health, and prevention classes.
Contributed to annual health & wellness program planning and budget creation.
Planned, assessed, & implemented various health & wellness intervention programs.
Developed, monitored, & analyzed metrics related to the installation's target populations.
Organized, coordinated, & evaluated stress management, and tobacco cessation programs.
Performed fitness assessments, determined exercise prescriptions, & designed workout programs for a diverse population, including a variety of high risk clientele.
Collaborated with providers, base agencies, working groups, & community agencies for developing effective health & wellness programs.
Health & Wellness Coordinator, 06/2008 to 07/2014 The Potter's Christian Life Center – SC
Managed church health wellness programs, and preventive health education.
Planned, organized, and scheduled health events for individuals & community population.
Assessed community population needs and plans, implements, and evaluates health promotion programs.
Acted as community health liaison to provide needed services to church members and local community.
SC/NC Community Health Educator, 02/2008 to 06/2010 HumanaCares, Disease Management – SC
Worked as an integral member of the healthcare disease management team.
Assisted and supported health care staff by providing peer support to Humana members including health outreach, health education, member advocacy and serving as a community-based resource to improve access to care.
Acted as a liaison between patient and clinic providers, health services agencies, local and state agencies.
Researched, collected & reviewed health education material that empowers patients in self-management skills.
Community Programs Specialist / Assistant Recreation Director, 08/2006 to 02/2008 Richland County Recreation Commission – SC
Planned, assessed, and implemented community health programs.
Acted as a liaison between RCRC and health services agencies, community groups, local and state agencies.
Established, cultivated and managed key relationships with faith based organizations, corporations, community groups and individuals for successful and ongoing program management Organized, coordinated and scheduled a variety of comprehensive workshops, programs, activities, and special events for the community.
Worked with community groups and advisory councils to determine community program needs.
Student Intern, 01/2006 to 05/2006 South Carolina – Seneca, SC
Developed partnerships with community organizations to accomplish common health objectives.
Assisted program coordinator with implementing and evaluating health intervention programs.
Counseled teens and parents in making healthy lifestyle choices.
Designed health educational materials.
Student Intern, 08/2005 to 12/2005 Partners For A Healthy Community – SC
Developed partnerships with local schools, churches, and businesses to improve school health.
Assisted staff with organizing and implementing community health fairs.
Compiled and analyzed health program data.
Participated in fundraising events.
08/2003 to 03/2005
Organized and prepared educational materials for veterans and dependents.
Designed a system for organizing and maintaining veterans' medical records.
Scheduled patients, maintained patient flow and supported the delivery of medical care to veterans.
Displayed excellent customer service by responding quickly and appropriately to customer needs, and managed difficult or emotional situations.
Administrative Assistant, 01/2002 to 03/2003 Columbia VA & Anderson VA Outpatient Clinic – SC
BS: Health Science Health Promotion/Education, May 2006 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY - Clemson, SC Health Science Health Promotion/Education
Master of Education: Human, August 2015 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY - Fort Collins, CO Human
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist #689824
*First Aid/ CPR/ AED Certified - American Heart Association
MILITARY: South Carolina Air National Guard, July 2001 - September 2005 United States Air Force, June 1981- May 1988 AWARDS AND SKILLS: NCHEC Certified Health Education Specialist #13568