Challenging position utilizing thought leadership in innovative business development as relationship strategist
with goals of building stakeholder awareness and positive branding. The ideal position will take advantage of my extensive networking within the community maximizing broad based partnership potentials.
Achieved in the development of broad stakeholder team and consensus building while leading on Governance Board. Encouraged high level of success in population health change management across Louisiana. Educated the community throughout the process with effective marketing tools while utilizing public speaking and effective listening skills.
Magellan Health in LouisianaFebruary 2012 to November 2015System Development and Communications Manager South Louisiana
As System Development Manager for the Louisiana Behavioral Health Partnership (LBHP) State Management Organization (SMO) from implementation through transition, role included many aspects of key stakeholder engagement encouraging positive transformation.
Population health, change management, and thought leadership along with a keen understanding of the intersect between governmental affairs, public relations, and business development were demonstrated while strategically maximizing the connect between identification of community need and development opportunities.
Solution oriented approaches in responding to the learning needs of the community, provider, and diverse stakeholder groups were utilized while forging relationships with key decision makers building collaboration and promoting connectivity across teams.
Served as Governance Board Lead ensuring its initial and continued development which proved instrumental in encouraging broad stakeholder engagement across the state.
Represented as lead with Baton Rouge Area Chamber Investors and the Better Business Bureau.
Communication design, editing and approval of community e-newsletters, Exact Target e-blasts, handbooks, educational materials, press releases, website updating, and the coordination of many sponsorships and participation supporting regional and statewide conferences and initiatives were managed strategically to heighten outreach, awareness, and positive branding.
Valuable leader in enhancing trust and confidence while building on many new and existing key relationships across Louisiana.
Just Kids DentalJuly 2010 to December 2011Director of Marketing and Public Relations Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Promoted within company with increased emphasis on Provider Relations and development and strategic management of productive relationships/partnerships with local pediatricians, KidMed clinics, family practices, and dental offices.
Lead partnership with the OLOL Pediatric Residency Program hosting residents during the Community Care portion of their curriculum.
Presented on the importance of dental in the overall health care for all children at meetings, conferences and events across the community and in the medical market educating and building awareness and referral base.
Lead project design of marketing print materials and television and radio advertisements.
Wrote educative articles for newsletters and publications.
Just Kids DentalJanuary 2009 to July 2010Community Development Representative Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Accountable for utilizing effective marketing and community development strategies to ensure that all children in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas were assured access to quality care.
Outreach included engaging the education, faith based, law enforcement, and medical communities, state and community agencies, as well as business leaders, elected officials and non-profits.
Worked to ensure that the company secured and maintained a presence of respected credibility within the community as we first opened and began implementation in Louisiana.
East Baton Rouge Parish School SystemJuly 2001 to CurrentSchool Board Member, District 6 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Responsibilities include developing and adopting educational, financial and budgetary, operational, and human resource policies affecting the function and governance of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and fulfilling the statutory requirements of the elective office.
Served as Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee and Strategic Planning for Educational Excellence Advisory Council.
Served as Vice Chair of the School Operations Committee and Member of the Instructional/Pupil Services, Ad Hoc Budget and Transportation Committees.
Thomas Edison State UniversityBachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies Capstone thesis:
Manufacturing and Industry Skills Gap Reality: A Louisiana Perspective
Louisiana State UniversityEnglish Education
Member, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board
Leadership Alumni, Class of 2006, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Member, School Health Advisory Council, Health Centers in Schools
Member, Children's Coalition of Greater Baton Rouge
Member, MedBR- Mayor's Healthy City Initiative
Fellow, Broad Foundation, Institute and Alumni Institute
Representative, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Investors
Representative, Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Chair, EBRP Long Range Planning Committee
Vice Chair, EBRP School Operations Committee
Member, Strategic Planning for Excellence Committee
Education Advocacy Task Force
Member, Capital Area United Way Leadership Team
Member,Greater Baton Rouge Covering Kids and Families Coalition
Nominated and served as Member, Fifty for the Future, United Way Campaign
Member, Board of Directors, Louisiana School Boards Association
Member, Louisiana School Boards Association Legislative Committee
Member, Federal Relations Network, National School Boards Association
Member, Planning Committee, Louisiana State Children's Behavioral Health Summit
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