Results-driven nonprofit Director experienced in developing innovative and measurable programs that serve low income populations. Deeply committed to improving the lives of girls. Proven ability to provide team leadership, driving performance, program improvement and quality initiatives. Visionary leader known for ability to win community support, develop key coalitions and build relationships with shared sense of purpose.
Goal Setting and Implementation
Created S.M.A.R.T. program materials to combat summer learning loss with an engaging educational and measurable experience. Resulting in an average of 15% increase in assessment results over students who did not attend the summer program.
100% of the students attending S.M.A.R.T. summer program retained or excelled in math and literacy post test results.
Girls Incorporated August 2015 to CurrentDirector of Programs Jacksonville, FL
Managed and maintain 24 staff members and 1,000 program participants in the following programs; GirlSMART, S.M.A.R.T. Summer Camp, and Girls Inc. Identity Program.
Responsible for all grant compliance, program consistency staff training and management.
Responsible for research, program design, and implementation, marketing, coordination, quality, evaluations and resource management for all youth and parent programs.
Supports all development and implementation of the organizations mission, goals and desired outcomes.
Works collaboratively with program staff to ensure quality implementation, positive assessment results and mission alignment.
Responsible for all grant required data, webinars, phone conferences, monitoring and training's.
Responsibly for all volunteer recruitment, orientation, background screening compliance, and interview processes.
Develops annual calendar and collaborates with volunteers to ensure community engagement.
Girls Incorporated March 2012 to August 2015Program Director Jacksonville, FL
Developed lesson plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of
Managed and maintain 13/16 Staff members and 200/300+ Girls
ages 4-16 in the following
programs; GirlSMART, After School
Program, Waverly Academy After School Program, Teen
Leadership program and Summer Camp.
Developed and implemented interesting
and interactive learning mediums to increase student
Performed student assessments and developed tailored
lessons based on student needs.
Worked collaboratively with
staff to develop impactful training's and workshops that align with program
goals and organizations mission.
Responsible for all SAMIS data
entry, tracking and ADA compliance.
Girls IncorporatedJanuary 2011 to March 2012GirlSMART/ Afterschool Facilitator Jacksonville, FL
implemented literacy based lesson plans that adhere to National Literacy
standards, common core, and Girls
Effectively managed a class of 18
Kindergarten students in a fun experiential class
Assessed student progress and adapted
lesson plans according to student level.
The GrapeDecember 2004 to December 2011Executive Chef Jacksonville, FL
25+ staff members, created new and innovative weekly menu items, managed budget
restaurant goals, executed private wine dinners for 100+ attendants, worked
clients to create
a menu to meet event needs.
for 25 employees.
Spear headed a company goal of
increasing sales by 20%.
Maintained financial goals and daily
percentages while increasing sales and maintaining inventory.
Trained, Scheduled, and Motivated 25+ employees.
Education and Training
Florida State CollegeSocial WorkJacksonville , FL
Masters of Social Work
American Intercontinental University2004Bachelor of Arts: Design and MerchandisingLos Angeles, CA
Brooks College of Art2002Associate of Arts: Design and Merchandising Long Beach, CA
First Coast Girls
Initiative- For Girls and Young Women
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Equality
Commission- Youth and Development
Operation SMART basics –
DIBELS- Data entry
Commission Training Committee member- Active in creating training for
after-school and summer camp agency's associated with J.C.C.
AIDS and STD Education Educating Middle and High
School students on AIDS Awareness
Established a program to travel to schools in
Colorado and educate youth about AIDS and STD prevention and education.
National Literacy Project-Girls Inc. of Alameda Country
Community Relations, Client satisfaction, Lesson plans,
Learning Loss Prevention, Assessments,
Mission focused, Hiring, HR, Leadership, Performance
Reviews, Personnel Management, Promotion,
Sales, Scheduling, Staffing, Staff Training, Training
Materials, Training Development, Budget
Management, Maintain Inventory, Cost
Cautious, Organization, Payroll, Excel, Microsoft Office,
PowerPoint, and Data Entry.