Executive-Level Management Health Promotion * Disease Prevention * Community Development
Executive level manager and administrator with 20 years of extensive experience in community development, minority health initiatives, volunteer management, public policy, non-profit management, leadership development in strategic planning, organizational development, capacity building, technical assistance, program development, curriculum development, implementation, monitoring and contract management. Expertise includes leadership development, public speaking, training, facilitation, counseling, and event planning with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. A specialist in designing and delivering education training for professionals and faith-based audiences nationally addressing health disparities. Results-oriented, decisive leader, with proven track record devising and executing strategic plans which have resulted in increased resource allocations for national and local initiatives. Highly accomplished creative problem solver, adept at evaluating business practices as well as at instituting effective policies and procedures. Excellent communicator; accomplished cultivator of relationships with community leaders, policy-makers, social service health providers, academics, civic and social organizations, social justice partners, not-for-profit entities, private and corporate sponsors. Designed leadership development programs for national and local organizations, including a national faith-based HIV/AIDS training initiative.
National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, IncNew York, New YorkNational Regional Director
A member of the Executive Team, assisted affiliate members in the creation of new funding and programs targeting African American and other communities of color to ensure consistency, collaboration and complementary services.
Provided capacity-building training; technical assistance; education; policy and advocacy assistance established screening, testing, and referrals programs; worked with evaluation team to institute protocols for organizational and community evaluation process and leadership development to mobilize African American professionals from a variety of professions, including medicine, media, business, government, and clergy to meet the challenges of fighting HIV/AIDS and other health disparities in their local communities.
Delivered technical assistance and capacity building to community- and faith-based organizations and local health departments to develop and maintain responsive public health structures in local community across the country.
Provided oversight and management of multiple grant funded programs and special initiatives ensuring contract compliance with performance measures.
Directed capacity building and technical assistance strategies oversight directly to four national affiliates.
Coordinated national capacity building initiatives for community-based providers and leaders in the development of prevention education and services.
Designed and implemented fundraising strategies to enhance community development activities and special initiatives.
Key Achievements: Expanded organizational health initiatives funding to address human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and Viral Hepatitis in communities of color Coordinated and directed technical assistance efforts for national minority technical assistance providers on HIV/AIDS/STIs/HCV for 100+ agencies throughout the US in areas of organizational infrastructure, development, and intervention design.
Provided oversight and execution of national health campaigns including: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National African American Hepatitis-C Action Day, and National HIV Testing Day.
Facilitated community events across the country focused on education, mobilization and testing in communities of color.
Assisted in the development of a national stigma campaign to be launched in the Fall, 2014 Secured and maintained over a million dollars in local and national funding from government and foundation sources for implementation of national health promotion community prevention programs.
Member of the Executive Team responsible for oversight of all NBLCA national community development activities, including development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all program initiatives, supporting the President and Chief Executive Officer to strategize, plan and implement all programmatic aspects of the organization; Responsible for the growth and strategic management of the Community Development Division and provided supervision to staff.
Bridged national and regional programs to ensure consistency, collaboration and complementary services.
Provided oversight and management of multiple grant funded programs and special initiatives ensuring contractual compliance with performance measures.
Provided capacity building and technical assistance oversight to over 90 grantees to execute strategies that impact disease awareness and prevention among African-American communities.
Established collaborative relationships with prominent community leaders, elected officials, and community stakeholders to galvanize citizen support for overcoming local obstacles.
Coordinated newly-funded national capacity building initiatives for provider and leaders providing prevention education and services.
Designed and implemented fundraising strategies to enhance community development activities and special initiatives.
Key Achievements: Development and execution of a the New York City Counsel Faith Based HIV/AIDS Faith Initiative counseling testing and referral program from 2007-2013.
Oversight of grant management process of 96 grantees made up of houses of worship and community based organizations in New York City.
Expanded organizational health initiatives funding to address human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and Viral Hepatitis.
Coordinated and directed technical assistance efforts for national minority technical assistance provider on HIV/AIDS for 500+ agencies throughout the US in areas of organizational infrastructure, development, and intervention design.
Enhanced and executed program plan for establishing a model technical assistance program with a budget of $1.5 million.
Established three national affiliates in - Atlanta, GA, Detroit, MI and Tampa, FLA which have been successful in bringing new resources into these communities.
Incorporated comprehensive evaluation strategies to determine effective program management and success.
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, IncNew York, New YorkVice President
Responsible for the management of a $2.5M budget which was designed to advance critical health and wellness alternatives for specific communities.
Secured strategic partners that included community organizations, local leaders, and faith-based agencies.
Crafted and implemented market-specific programs promoting harmony and cooperation among communities of color.
Coordinated grant writing as well as fundraising activities with local citizens and businesses.
Skill in applying qualitative and quantitative techniques to gather, assemble and analyze data.
New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
New York State Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
New York UniversityMaster of Social Work
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityBachelor of Arts: Social WorkSocial Work
1984 - Present Professional Member, National Association of Social Workers 2001 -2005 Board member of the Community Health Alliance of Harlem & Northern Manhattan, Inc. 2000 - 2005 Board member of The Public Health Association of New York City 2005- Present New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Medical Reserve Corps 2006 - Present Founding member &National Secretary, National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, Inc. 2012 - Present Board of Director, Heritage Health and Homes, Inc. 2005 – 2014 Steering Committee member of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Director of HIV/AIDS Services (1994-1999) Led initiatives to drive education and awareness, improve health services, and enhance support for community-based HIV/AIDS housing and support services.
Initiated and nurtured relationships with religious leaders, local hospitals, and other community organizations to synergize and execute programs.
Key Achievements: Reinvigorated Scatter Site Housing Program by obtaining $9M over 9 years from Human Resources Administration Division of AIDS Services, by integrating recreation services provided by the Ryan White Foundation, and by overhauling organizational structure to better align staff skills with program needs.
Launched HIV/AIDS awareness program for churches and faith-based organizations; established theological foundation and teaching for disease prevention and control.
Formed second Bradhurst Academy of Excellence after-school development program, incorporating family mentoring and parenting skills workshops with crisis intervention services and Community Youth Employment Program (CYEP).
Initiated relationship with North General Hospital for primary care center to provide health services and pre and post-HIV/AIDS counseling and testing for women and children.
Established Agency Health Advisory Committee to ascertain and remedy vital community health concerns.
Served as liaison to national and local partners, including the Congress of National Black Churches, the Harlem Director's Group, the Greater Manhattan Special Needs Plan Consortium, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc., Balm In Gilead, Inc.
and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.
Additional Experience Human Resources Administration, Office of Health & Mental Health Services-Clinical Unit Director & Staff Analyst Bronx Lebanon Hospital - Clinical Psychiatric Social Worker Selected Presentations: (Partial Listing) Columbia Business School's Institute for Not-for-Profit Management Announces an Open House, Published: Oct 23, 2000, http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/00/10/INM.html HIV/ AIDS Faith Initiative Capacity Building Training.
Facilitator, Executive Capacity Training Program, sponsored by Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc., Harlem, January 2004.
United States Conference on AIDS, Presenter/Facilitator, sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council, 2003-2012 HIV Prevention Work in Houses of Worships, Presenter, HIV Prevention Leadership Services, 2006 The Role of PLWHA in HIV/AIDS Leadership Mobilization Model, Presenter, Staying Alive Conference, sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS, 2006 Anatomy of An HIV/AIDS Leadership Mobilization Model, Presenter/Facilitator, Women’s Minority Health Conference, 2007 Anatomy of An HIV/AIDS Leadership Mobilization Model, Presenter/Facilitator, TDH-HIV/AIDS/STD section Statewide All Titles, Tennessee HIV/AIDS Care and Services Alliance, 2007 NBLCA’s Leadership Mobilization Model – A Structural Intervention , Presenter, XVII International Conference on AIDS, Mexico, 2008 Anatomy of An HIV/AIDS Leadership Mobilization Model Part II, Presenter/Facilitator, American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, 2009 NBLCA’s Leadership Mobilization Model – A Structural Intervention , Presenter, Community Development Initiative Partners Conference , sponsored by the New York State Department of Health, 2009 Anatomy of An HIV/AIDS Leadership Mobilization Model Part II, Presenter/Facilitator, National HIV Prevention Conference, 2009 Many Women One Voice, Presenter/Facilitator, XIX International Conference on AIDS, 2012 Anatomy of the NBLCA’s New York City Counsel Faith Based HIV/AIDS Initiative – CTR, Presenter, New York City Counsel Hearings, 2011-2013 When It Comes to AIDS, It's Black and White, Video featuring Dr.
Sanjay Gupta, http://www.everydayhealth.com/sanjay-gupta/when-it-comes-to-aids-its-black-and-white.aspx#, 2014 The Intersession between HIV and HCV: The role Civic and Social Justice Organizations Can Play, Southern Christian Leadership Annual Conference, 2014.