A versatile leader with a record of success in transforming programs and effecting change in organizations. A creative problem solver with the ability to resolve conflict, improve morale, lead and consistently exceed expectations.
Windows and Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, Access, & Power Point.
January 2005 to Current
POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE PALNew York, NYDirector of Childcare and Nutrition
Since 1914, the Police Athletic League (PAL) has worked to challenge, inspire, and protect New York City youth using recreation, socialization, education, the arts and childcare to help them become productive members of society.
Operating in all five boroughs and over 200 neighborhoods, the organization serves over 55, young people each year.
www.palnyc.org Highlights of Executive Functions Oversee the coordination and implementation of all aspects of the Childcare and Nutrition Programs.
Responsible for the oversight of Agency's Head Start/Childcare and Inclusion programs, Daycare/Collaboration programs, UPK and CACFP programs.
Oversee payroll, staff development, budget, social services department and hiring of staff.
Prepare Government and Board reports, handle union grievances, grant application and conduct in-service training.
Ensure planning and operation of the centers in accordance with the Agency's as well as Childcare/Head Start, CACFP and USDA goals and policies.
Provide leadership, direction, training and supervision to Education Directors and staff.
Agency liaison to ACS for Childcare/Head Start, UPK and Inclusion Programs.
Responsible for writing and updating written plans, which fall under the revised Head Start Performance Standards and Head Start Act.
Responsible for writing and updating Community Assessment Establish, implement and lead the execution of perennial goals to ensure effective delivery of services to communities served.
Oversight of a 13 million dollar budget for Childcare and Nutrition Program.
January 2013 to January 2014
CENTER for URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICE CUCSCo-Chair of Executive Committee
Co-Chair of Agency's Executive Committee for Agency during interim period of one year.
Oversight of all Program areas in Agency i.e.
Childcare, Afterschool, Juvenile Justice and Sports Developed Agency's Strategic Plan alongside Senior Management Staff Assisted in developing and executing agency's PASE Spending Initiative to address Fiscal deficit Co-chaired bimonthly senior staff meeting at Agency Agency Liaison to multiple Government Agencies Liaison for Board to Agency employees Produced and delivered Executive Report to Board during interim period Highlights of Key Results Secured multi-year funding for agency's childcare department for excess of Six (6)Million dollars.
Led strategic planning Initiative for agency! Reduced operating costs by 20% Improved program retention by 30%.
January 2003 to January 2005
Early Childhood CenterNew York, NYDirector of Family Services Dorothy Day
Founded in 1979, CUCS had the single focus of engaging Columbia University students to address the needs of the neighborhoods disenfranchised individuals, as a response to the increase in homelessness in the 1980's, CUCS expanded its mission.
Today, CUCS is a comprehensive human service agency serving over 25,000 people each year and the nation's largest provider of supportive housing social services.
Highlights of Executive Functions Oversight of Program's Parent and Community Involvement.
Ensured compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
Directed Social Service Department and supervised staff.
Ensured smooth transitioning during opening of new Head Start Program.
Developed and coordinated volunteer program Developed and maintained programs for families Provided Career Development assistance to families Developed and coordinated Social Service department Highlights of Key Results Developed and coordinated volunteer program=X# of volunteers Developed and maintained programs for families=Service to X# of families Developed and coordinated Social Service department=New services to X# of families and individuals.
January 2011 to Current
BANK STREET SCHOOL of EDUCATIONNew York, NYAdjunct Professor
Master level course in the Education Leadership Department).
Course: Fiscal management for Education leaders (LEAD 621).
This course focuses on the Financial Management of Early Childhood Programs for Educators.
The course looks at financial management as a process, which begins with the development of a plan and examines the nature of costs and how costs are used in planning.
Issues of equity, advocacy and policy in early childhood are also examined as well as the use of budgets for program monitoring.
The course covers budget development, budget formulation, budget execution, cost and revenue estimation and budget strategies and tactics and evaluation of operating budgets.
The course provides information on using Budgets as a Management Tool.
CAPELLA UNIVERSITY Minneapolis, MNIndustrial and Organizational Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology Dissertation: The Experience of Burnout in Head Start Lead Teachers
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY Brooklyn, NYPublic Administration Master DegreePublic Administration
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY New York, NYSocial and Organizational Psychology Master DegreeSocial and Organizational Psychology
MERCY COLLEGE New York, NYBehavioral Science Bachelor DegreeGPA: Magna cum Laude Department HonorsBehavioral Science Magna cum Laude Department Honors
PHR ORGANIZATION 2003
GRANT WRITING INSTITUTE Certificate in Grant and Proposal Writing
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AWARDS & HONORS
Congressional Award in Education and Community Service 2008
Awarded each year to an exceptional educations leader by the US Congress. The award was presented to me in a ceremony conducted by the Honorable Edophus "Ed"Towns.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology Public Administration Master Degree Social and Organizational Psychology Master Degree Behavioral Science Bachelor Degree PHR ORGANIZATION 2003
PHR Certification Certificate in Grant and Proposal Writing
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