Enthusiastic, compassionate, service-oriented and reliable professional, who transitioned from military and corporate world into field of social work. Seeking opportunity to help others achieve healthier, happier and more successful lives. Active and empathetic listener, effective advocate and communicator, solution finder, strength identifier, culturally sensitive advocate, collaborative team member and results-oriented leader.
CBT, SFT, MI, Play Therapy, Trauma Informed Care & Restorative Practice
*Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
10/2016 to Current
Service ProviderVista Hill Foundation － Encinitas, CA
Provide individual and group outpatient intensive therapy to students aged 13-18, attending Diegueno Middle School and La Costa Canyon High School.
Collaborate with teachers, school psychologists, counselors, administrators, parents and outside providers to ensure students receive social, emotional and academic support per their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
08/2015 to 05/2016
Outpatient Psychiatry Clinical InternRady Children's Hospital San Diego RCHSD － Escondido, CA
Provided individual and family therapy, mental health screenings, assessments, treatment plans, crisis and safety planning, and utilized evidence-based interventions, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary treatment team, physicians, child welfare services, and mental health agencies.
Experienced using Anasazi for documentation and performing chart audits.
09/2014 to 05/2015
School Social Work InternAlvin Dunn Elementary School & San Elijo Middle School － San Marcos, CA
Provided weekly individual and group counseling, coordinated parenting classes and assisted in teaching bullying prevention to children, ages 5 to 13.
Effectively communicated with staff, students and parents to facilitate student success, emphasizing academics, safety and social and emotional well-being.
Created district survey to assess effectiveness of school counseling programs.
05/2009 to 07/2014
District Manager/Field ConsultantEleven Corporation － San Diego, CA
Increased store sales, profitability, and brand loyalty 12% over company goal by implementing effective business strategies, advocating for and collaborating with store teams, corporate representatives, vendors, communities and store guests.
06/2004 to 07/2005
Team Leader/ General ManagerJo-Ann Stores, Inc － San Diego, CA
Raised annual comparison sales 9% by utilizing effective communication, collaborative teamwork, positive affirmations, and best practices.
Managed all aspects of business operations, employee recruitment and development, company initiatives, strategic planning and guest service.
10/2002 to 05/2004
Store Leadership Program/Merchandiser/ManagerHome Depot － Dallas, TX
Increased annual sales 6% with team of 40 in store earning $60 million annually.
Successfully managed 31 store remodels and alerted company to costly design flaw.
01/1991 to 09/2002
Pilot/Lieutenant Commander/Manager Pilot/Lieutenant CommanderU.S. Navy － San Diego, CA
One of first female pilots integrated into H-60 Helicopter squadron and awarded Flight Crew of the Year 1995 Advocated for and helped create policies to facilitate a military culture of inclusion, equality and safety as women integrated into combat roles in the navy Directed combat military aircraft on board amphibious aircraft carrier, and led a 145-person flight deck team, while conducting combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, with zero mishaps.
Planned, coordinated and executed multiple operational and training exercises Managed fiscal budgets and led Safety, Administration and Maintenance Divisions Provided career/life counseling and collaborative support for military personnel.
Education and Training
Master of Social WorkUniversity of Southern California － San Diego, CA
Master of Business AdministrationWebster University － San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Business AdministrationUniversity of Oklahoma － Norman, OK
Performed home builds for families in need with Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, TX Taught art classes and assisted Girl Scout troop at Chaparral Elementary School San Diego Youth Triathlete Team Volunteer and Youth Soccer Club Volunteer PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS National Association of Social Workers (NASW), California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW) and California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW), San Diego Region PUBLICATION Funding would aid vulnerable youth, homeless teens," San Diego Union Tribune. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/apr/29/ children-teens-homeless-lgbt/
business operations, business strategies, family therapy, mental health, sales 6, sales 9, sales, Therapy, Trauma, treatment plans
CREDENTIALS & TRAINING
*Associate Clinical Social Worker License (ASW71583)
*PPSC - Pupil Personnel Services Credential
VOLUNTEER WORK Performed home builds for families in need with Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, TX Taught art classes and assisted Girl Scout troop at Chaparral Elementary School San Diego Youth Triathlete Team Volunteer and Youth Soccer Club Volunteer PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS National Association of Social Workers (NASW), California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW) and California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW), San Diego Region PUBLICATION Funding would aid vulnerable youth, homeless teens," San Diego Union Tribune. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/apr/29/ children-teens-homeless-lgbt/