Energetic public health manager successful at motivating and building positive team dynamics to accomplish ambitious goals. Dedicated to respectful, communicative culture where employees feel empowered to contribute to company's success. Excels at managing time and making independent decisions. Charismatic leader with high emotional intelligence, skilled in building consensus, inspiring action, and cultivating respectful relationships with culturally diverse teams. Collaborative organizational and personnel manager with expertise in long-term strategic planning and program implementation and evaluation. Superior written and verbal communications skills including editing, training, public speaking, and design of effective presentations for diverse audiences.
On-site consultant to the Teen Living Programs, a state-wide network of residential teen parenting programs.
Master of Public Health - Concentration in Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Focus on social determinants of health, health education, promotion and surveillance, program management and evaluation, qualitative research, and health communications, particularly with women, adolescents, low-literacy adults, and young families.
Cum laude graduate
Analyzed challenges of pandemic preparedness and response through a practical, interdisciplinary and equity-driven approach. Examined case studies on the response to COVID-19 in the U.S. and Rwanda to learn principles and frameworks for the design of effective interventions. Certificate course.
Newton Schools Foundation, Newton, MA 2020-present
Member of the Board of Directors. Oversee and grow funds to support new initiatives, professional development, and efforts to eliminate the achievement gap in the Newton Public Schools. Focus on budgeting, communications, fundraising, transparency, inclusion, and good governance.
Newton Community Education Commission, Newton, MA2020-present
Commissioner charged with oversight of program policies to guide the community education program. Conducted annual performance evaluations of the Executive Director.
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Newton, MA 2008-10, 2019-21
Member of the Board of Directors. Community Chair in first term, now Vice-President of Education. Help govern synagogue management with a focus on inclusion, serving members' needs, budgeting, and inspiring participation and innovative programming. Served on the search committee for a new Director of Congregational Learning.
EDCO Collaborative, Bedford, MA 2012-2019
Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Board 2015-18, Vice-Chair 2018-2019. Oversaw an educational collaborative of 17 school districts in the Boston area that provides professional development and special education programs. Collaboration with the Executive Director and Central Staff to prioritize goals and ensure financial accountability. Served on the search committee for a new Executive Director and conducted her annual performance evaluations.
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