Results-driven nonprofit Executive Director. Cross functional management experience with strong communication, public speaking and relationship building skills.
Five years of experience developing innovative programs. Program development and implementation to address childhood food insecurity within New Hanover County.
Visionary leader. Well known for ability to engage volunteers, increase community support and build strategic collaborations. Capacity to communicate and engage people of diverse backgrounds.
Problem solver. Strategic thinker with the ability to synthesize and integrate information from diverse disciplines and sources. Passionate, versatile, dependable, ability to multi-task and create solutions to challenging problems.
Fundraising and Grant Management. Developed comprehensive fundraising strategies involving grants, corporate contributions and individual donor programs. Maintained donor databases and all grant processes.
Marketing and Community Outreach. Developed and researched materials to increase visibility of specific programs and services. Developed press kits, releases and marketing collateral.
Microsoft Office, ATS, Salesforce, Silverpop, Mailchimp. PC and MAC friendly.
02/2015 to 02/2016
DISASTER PROGRAM MANAGERAmerican Red Cross － Charlotte, NC
Responsible for overall program management of all disaster services in Mecklenburg and Iredell County.
Provided volunteer management and leadership to a volunteer base of over 300 volunteers.
Developed an extensive list of community resources within the private sector, government and faith based organizations.
Implemented volunteer recruit, train and retrain programs and increased membership.
Launched successful internship program with undergraduate and graduate students.
01/2009 to 01/2014
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORNourish NC － Wilmington, NC
Developed a model of the Backpack Program to identify, assess and provide weekend meals to chronically hungry children in the New Hanover County School System.
Led grassroots organization to substantial growth.
Responsible for the expansion of the Backpack Program from 1 to 18 schools.
Provided weekend meals to over 300 students each weekend and every school break, including the summer.
Program Management for eighteen schools and over 300 students.
Coordinated program services, documentation and monthly reporting with 17 school social workers.
Provided referrals to appropriate social service and mental health agencies.
Collaborated with the United Way of the Cape Fear Area and the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina to formulize best practices and establish a model bulk food purchase program.
Developed nutritional guidelines in partnership with New Hanover
Regional Nutrition department.
Established a network of funding partners to expand services and supplemental meals without increasing costs to the organization.
Advocated on a state and local level to raise awareness of childhood food insecurity, generational poverty and homelessness in New Hanover County.
Experienced in budget development, management and monitoring program costs.
Designed procedures to forecast and control food costs.
Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator.
Formed strong community partnerships with over 30 organizations and companies, including: Whole Foods, United Way of the Greater Cape Fear Area, NC Community Foundation, Landfall Foundation, Feast Down East, PPD, Rotary, GE, Corning and The Junior League of Wilmington.
Provided community service opportunities to juvenile offenders.
Mentored high school students through senior projects.
Five years of event planning and coordination experience.
Developed program and policy manuals governing school partnerships, collaborations and events.
Collaborated with UNCW and the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency.
Extensive non-profit training through Qeno, in partnership with UNCW.
Developed and funded a school garden at two New Hanover County Schools.
Provided project management for a downtown community garden in conjunction with a local company, Half United.
Social media strategy and integration across multiple platforms.
BS: PsychologySchool Counseling Lenoir Rhyne College/Graduate School － Hickory, NCPsychology
PsychologyAppalachian State University － Boone, NC
Junior League of High Point, Panacea Adventures, LoTide Run, Second Helping, New Hanover County SIT, School Tutor, Surfrider Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Carolina Beach Chamber of Commerce, Island Montessori, Half United, Ashley Track Team, Wilmington Rotary Club
budget development, Consultant, CPR, documentation, event planning and coordination, government, leadership, MAC, mental health, Microsoft Office, network, profit, Program Management, project management, reporting, strategy
*Junior League of High Point, Panacea Adventures, LoTide Run, Second Helping, New Hanover County SIT, School Tutor, Surfrider Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Carolina Beach Chamber of Commerce, Island Montessori, Half United, Ashley Track Team, Wilmington Rotary Club