Advanced Resourceful problem-solver who thrives on challenges and the opportunity to make a difference. Over 14 years experience researching, developing, and disseminating an array of educational programs and outreach events for diverse communities. Proven ability to successfully navigate complex issues and conceive of solutions. Exceptional talent for presenting to large audiences, including health care professionals, business leaders, civic leaders and key community members to get buy-in from key stakeholders. Experience developing curricula, managing programs, organizational management, collecting data and writing reports, preparing marketing materials, and public relations.
Technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Oracle, Convio and CURE. Fluent in French (reading, writing, speaking)
Community Outreach Initiatives
Strong Relationship Building
Handled all functions related to [program].
Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
Mentored and coached employees resulting in a 12% increase in productivity.
Regional Director January 2007 to CurrentThe American Diabetes Association
Mission Delivery-Programs Develop, oversee and implement programs and outreach initiatives targeting high risk populations in diverse communities including African Americans, Latinos, seniors, children and families in Central PA, Philadelphia, Southern NJ and Delaware Plan the delivery of overall programs and activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization Develop and implement long term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of Mission Delivery programs Implement ADA program activities reaching over 100,000 people per year within market Develop communication materials and strategies for programs and awareness Facilitate program implementation and long term program evaluation for outreach to African American, Hispanic/Latino and Youth communities Oversee and implement ADA's Camp Freedom Diabetes Camp for Kids, residential camp program for boys and girls ages 7-16 with type 1 diabetes, reaching approximately 175 families yearly Responsible for yearly operating budget of $265,000 including tracking expenses, analyzing monthly revenue and expense reports Assist in securing $365,000 in funding through corporate and foundation grants for program outreach and expansion Provide leadership, coordination and direction for market success Establish and maintain collaborative community and corporate relationships Develop high functioning volunteer committee, including first time development of Medical Advisory Committee Supervise Mission Delivery staff and volunteers Oversee High Risk programs and Health Disparities initiatives Coordinate yearly Leadership Summit, engaging a variety of health professionals, business, corporate, community and faith based leaders on various diabetes topics Provide reports for program activities and outreach Work closely with Executive Director for market success.
Program Coordinator January 2005 to January 2007THE EQUITY STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER QUEENS COLLEGE/CUNY － Flushing, NY
Sister in Science in the Community (SISCOM) Coordinate and administer the SISCOM program, a community based science and mathematics enrichment program.
Supervised and maintained SISCOM program in Philadelphia and New York City middle schools.
Responsible for implementation of guidelines, goals, and objectives of SISCOM.
Hired, managed and supervised full time staff, community youth workers, and program consultants.
Planned and implemented all activities and special events related to SISCOM program in Philadelphia and New York area.
Established and maintained partnerships for collaborations in New York and Philadelphia.
Assisted in writing and preparing publications.
Managed data collection and documentation of information relevant to SISCOM program.
CENTER FOR INTERGENERATIONAL LEARNING (CIL).
Coordinator Regional Coordinator January 2003 to January 2005TEMPLE UNIVERSITY － Philadelphia, PA
a national literacy program that mobilizes older adults to aid schools in improving reading and literacy skills of elementary children.
Supervised and maintained Experience Corps program operations in 11 school sites.
Managed and supervised 2 part time field staff and 150 volunteers.
Launched pen pal letter exchange program with neighboring schools, which generated over 2000 letters.
Implemented volunteer recruitment strategies.
Developed and manage data collection processes for over 300 volunteers.
Provided written reports and updates to supervisor, principals, and school liaisons.
CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (CRHDE) & THE MID-ATLANTIC LABORATORY FOR STUDENT SUCCESS (LSS).
Research Coordinator January 1999 to January 2002TEMPLE UNIVERSITY － Philadelphia, PA
Responsible for the collection of data devoted to the study of emerging educational problems and challenges facing children and their families.
Traveled in Mid-Atlantic region and across the United States for data collection purposes.
Supervised 4 full time and 6 part time field staff.
Maintained ongoing contact with schools and district administrator to facilitate research.
Performed statistical analyses of data research projects.
Trained and performed classroom observations.
Streamlined data entry, data analyses, report writing, and proposal revisions.
Professional Diploma : Higher EducationSt. John's University － Queens, NYHigher Education