CAREER PROFILE - Program manager with diverse experience in health care education, clinical and leadership skills to manage clinical research teams and study infrastructure, health care funding, health care wellness programs, nursing, medical, legislative and political research, policy development, community engagement, human rights, and strategic health program analysis administration. Leadership experience in the evolution of high - caliber programs designed to enhance nation-wide organizational strategic planning that involved communicating with federal, state and local governance affiliates, national public relations initiatives and the leveraging of community based grass-roots education and training programs. Profile includes health and educational knowledge management, development of professional health care training competencies and the development of state educational leadership talent. Consistently successful in creating powerful coalition building projects for national organizations, policy development and program management processes and improvement methods. Strong Clinical Research Management Skills Healthcare Change Management Initiatives Health Policy / Procedure Development Competence Based Training & Development Customer Healthcare Communication Strategies Management of Multiple Healthcare Programs Design high-level healthcare interviews & processes Legislative Lobbying, Development & Analysis- Healthcare, education, LGBT, human rights
SENIOR HEALTHCARE ANALYST, 09/2013 to Current Sigma Health Consulting – Silver Spring, MD
Provided customized information, organization, and knowledge to support the nationwide installation of the Real-time location system (RTLS) within the Veterans Administration (VA).
Served as key point of contact and liaison between leadership and individual facilities regarding questions about RTLS installations at each of the 20 Veteran Integrated Service Networks (VISNs).
Developed and provided project status updates with relevant internal team members and external vendors at regular intervals using conference calls, web conferences, meetings, and events.
Strategically planned methods to achieve operational goals and targets.
Led the staff and consultants in producing a business plan that focused on all aspects of facility operations, including setting priorities and job assignments.
HEALTHCARE ANALYST, 08/2010 to 03/2013 Booz Allen Hamilton BAH – Mc Lean, VA
Managed and participated in assignments that were vast in scope involving facilitation, quality improvement, qualitative and quantitative program assessment, process management, healthcare research assistance, planning, training, analyzing educational trends, measuring patient satisfaction, healthcare accreditation, and budget analysis.
Consulting projects included serving as clinical improvement advisor providing customized information and knowledge to accelerate improvement for 28 hospitals nation-wide assuring performance improvement efforts were monitored and documented.
Served as a team member conducting extensive reviews for VA Hospitals evaluating Emergency Preparedness related to event response and recovery and as an assessor for the VA Women's Health Programs.
As a Certified Team STEPPS trainer, provided support for the DOD's ongoing efforts to reduce medical errors and increase patient safety
Conducted environmental scans as testifiers for future on-line and paper quality health measurements.
SENIOR PROGRAM & POLICY ANALYST, 05/2008 to 08/2010 National Education Association NEA – Washington, DC
Served as program manager and policy analyst for the strategic direction and implementation of NEA's Government Relations and federal advocacy initiatives.
Served as program manager and policy analyst supporting NEA's External Partnership and Advocacy nation-wide efforts.
Provided organizational leadership directed towards establishing strategic direction, positioning nation-wide relationships, understanding performance behaviors designed to create change through knowledge and awareness.
Create and deliver trainings for bullying prevention and school safety.
Acted as a change agent by coordinating research development, delivered presentations and analyzed outcomes to further successful initiatives such as the 2010 Census, state membership direction and monitoring of legislative agenda and policies.
Continually maintained and improved the company's reputation and positive image in the markets served.
COMMUNITY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - Board Member, 01/2006 to Current Community Involvement
DC Capital Pride, Washington DC, Advisory Board, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - "Welcoming LGBT School Program" Served as a board member with nationally recognized political, LGBT human rights, and educational organizations.
Responsibility includes deriving business insight, reaching conclusions and making sound recommendations that further the organizational mission.
In addition, responsibility involves critical fundraising methods supporting the organizational functioning budget.
Tasks include participating in business development efforts to reach non-profit organizational challenges identified in present goals.
Involvement includes the planning and managing project initiatives, steps, activities, resources, membership base and budget throughout tenure as a member of the board.
Certified School Nurse, 12/1998 to 06/2008 HEALTH EDUCATOR / SCHOOL NURSE – Seattle, WA and Alexandria, VA
Served as health educator and school nurse for two large school systems.
Duties and responsibilities included providing healthcare and counseling for students, faculty and parents within assigned school geographical location.
Facilitated the development of health care excellence both proactive and reactive through participation in health education, staff health enrichment and evaluation of wellness.
Developed formal and informal health programs and activities in an effort to improve standards of healthy students.
Ensured retention, review and maintenance of student health records by complying with state regulations.
Position required ability to relate to others, especially children and convey health information to an adult population.
Identified process improvements in the day-to-day functioning of the department.
PROJECT MANAGER, 01/1997 to 01/1998 Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
research study operations for large pharmaceutical company that required a high-degree of
clinical and leadership skills to manage clinical research team and study
Assumed responsibility and accountability for incorporating
study vision, values, mission and critical project goals.
communication between the program and pharmaceutical industry was a critical
outcome component and the process resulted in a high level of client and pharmaceutical organizational satisfaction.
RESEARCH NURSE PRACTITIONER,, 01/1985 to 01/1997 University of CA, San Diego and University of Washington – San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA
Managed first regional research facility to address health care and educational needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Mission was deployed as society was experiencing fear and misunderstanding of this new disease.
Worked closely with research staff to write policies and procedures to establish and maintain research program.
Responsible for patient care, safety and accurate data submission that were coordinated through physicians and pharmaceutical organizations.
Responsibilities included; the successful implementation and ongoing management of clinical trials in conjunction with research standards, protocols, guidelines, policies and procedures as well as patient specific processes.
Accessed and analyzed data in order to present operation reports to senior research management ensuring continued success with clinical trials.
CERTIFICATE, CPR and AED training, (2012-2014) DC Nursing License, Current Virginia Nursing License, Current CERTIFICATE, Team STEPPS Master Training, Booz Allen Hamilton, MD, (2011) SPEAKER, Booz Allen Hamilton, LGBT Diversity Day, Washington DC (2011) VICE PRESIDENT, Board of Directors, DC Capital Pride : Present BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Victory, Washington DC
CERTIFICATE, School Nurse Certification: Present SUPPORTER Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, Washington DC WA
B.S: NURSING/ REGISTERED NURSE, 1978 NURSE PRACTITIONER - PEDIATRIC, University CO Ma - Denver Livonia, CO MI
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Companies Worked For:
Sigma Health Consulting
Booz Allen Hamilton BAH
National Education Association NEA
HEALTH EDUCATOR / SCHOOL NURSE
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of CA, San Diego and University of Washington
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SUPPORTER Pacific Lutheran University
NURSE PRACTITIONER - PEDIATRIC, University CO Ma
Job Titles Held:
SENIOR HEALTHCARE ANALYST
SENIOR PROGRAM & POLICY ANALYST
COMMUNITY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - Board Member
Certified School Nurse
RESEARCH NURSE PRACTITIONER,
CERTIFICATE, CPR and AED training, (2012-2014) DC Nursing License, Current Virginia Nursing License, Current CERTIFICATE, Team STEPPS Master Training, Booz Allen Hamilton, MD, (2011) SPEAKER, Booz Allen Hamilton, LGBT Diversity Day, Washington DC (2011) VICE PRESIDENT, Board of Directors, DC Capital Pride : Present CERTIFICATE, School Nurse Certification : Present B.S : NURSING/ REGISTERED NURSE , 1978
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