2000 Mother Regis Award - Given to one senior with excellence in academics, athletics, community service on campus and community service off campus
2010 Played for the New England Intensity - A women's professional tackle football team
2009 Regis Basketball Team 1996-1997 Hall of Fame Induction
2007 Reading Memorial H.S Individual Hall of Fame Induction for Basketball
2005 Reading Memorial H.S Track and Field Team 1995-1996 Induction
TEACH FOR AMERICAJanuary 2007 to January 2012TEACHER MEMPHIS, TENNESSEEMathematics and Physics GRADES K-8: Any subject Selected from approximately 40,000 applicants nationwide to join national teacher corps comprised of leaders who commit a minimum of two years to teach in public schools. W ill participate in an intensive training program to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains in student achievement. Will teach in a summer school program run by Teach For America for students in Memphis public schools under the supervision of a faculty of experienced teachers. Will engage in a comprehensive program of professional development including seminars, discussion groups, workshops, and content and professional learning communities specific to teaching license areas.
BridgewellMarch 2013 to March 2015Program Director Lynnfield, MA
Hire, train and directly supervise 6 Program Directors/Residential homes to ensure that performance standards are upheld and that all individuals are working in accordance with agency requirements, mission, goals and principles.
Provide leadership to all staff by creating a positive work climate and creating a cohesive team environment.
Promote the professional growth of all staff through coaching, mentoring and continuous training.
Oversee the referral, intake, transfer, and discharge process for all assigned programs.
Ensure ongoing systems for measuring quality of services and compliance with DDS regulations, CARF and Bridgewell policies and procedures.
Ensure that services are maintained according to DDS, CARF and all applicable regulatory standards, and Bridgewell policies and procedures.
Develop, monitor, and ensure compliance with program budgets.
Build and maintain positive relationship with funding sources, community groups, families, and other service providers.
Participate in Bridgewell's Middle Management Group and other committees as assigned.
Provide interim program leadership during Program Director absence or vacancy.
Work closely with clinical team and BCBA to implement behavior plans, behavioral assessments, and medication treatment plans for all the autism homes.
Oversee the daily operation of a residential home with individuals with disabilities
Hire, train, and supervise all staff while also providing leadership to staff by creating a positive work climate and creating a cohesive team environment
Ensure that services are maintained according to DDS, DMH, CARF, QUEST, and all applicable regulatory standards
Create opportunities and provide support to individuals in making decisions to develop their skills and foster independence
Enhance positive relationships with family members and guardians
Oversee all medical, clinical, and financial needs of the individuals by identifying and securing appropriate services as needed
Ensure compliance with program budgets through consistent monitoring of financial analysis and various reports
Weekly approval of all staff timesheets
Melrose YMCAJanuary 2003 to January 2010Program Director Melrose, MA
Recruited, hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated approximately eighty staff and volunteers necessary to carry out program responsibilities
Prepared and controlled a $500,000 budget based on detailed forecasts and managed to operate effectively within the operating budget
Promoted membership enrollment and retention by creating fun and exciting programs for the community (Healthy Family Kids Day, Travel Basketball, Counselor in Training Camp etc)
Maintained daily operation and management of the Sports Center and Gymnastics Center Facilities
Developed and instructed a variety of pre-school and youth instructional sports, gymnastics and teen fitness classes for ages 1.5-18 years old
Developed and supervised teen social and leadership programming (Leaders, Common Ground)
Successfully developed and implemented Gymnastics Camp, Sports Camp, and Counselor in Training Camp by obtaining program licensing by the Department of Public Health, conducting staff trainings, hiring of staff, scheduling bus transportation, organizing field trips, developing and implementing contingency plans, supervising YMCA staff and camp directors, and conducting evaluations.
Organized a travel basketball league including: recruiting and hiring volunteer coaches, scheduling tryouts and practices, developing game schedules, hiring and scheduling referees, maintaining and ordering equipment
Maintained good communication and relationships with members, staff, coaches, volunteers, parents and co- workers
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association/YMCAJanuary 2007 to CurrentFamily Support/Life Skills Coach Boston Wakefield Newton Reading, MA
Run the Colorado Timing System for Sectional and State Championship swim meets held at MIT and Harvard University
Assist with the check in of all swimmers and coaches, sell tickets to the event and present awards
Supported 30 year old woman with autism and type 1 diabetes
Provided social experiences, socialization opportunities, delivered positive reinforcement to promote appropriate functional behavior throughout the day
Developed checklists to promote independence with household activities, independent leisure skills, and personal hygiene. Friend 2 Friend program matches people who have disabilities who are looking to establish sustaining relationships
F2F matched me up with a 42 year old woman with autism and we meet 2-4 times a month where we go out for dinner, bowl, attend Celtics games, and much more
Provide life skills to an adolescent boy with autism while promoting autonomy
ARC referred me to a family where I worked with a young adult with autism two days a week to help enhance his community living skills while encouraging participation in the community through recreational activities
Mount Holyoke CollegeJanuary 2001 to January 2003Assistant Women's Basketball Coach South Hadley, MATaught and coached to enhance player development, scouting of opponents, recruitment of student-athletes, practice preparation, and organizing of basketball clinics
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyJanuary 2000 to January 2001Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Boston, MA
Developed recruitment letters to send to prospective student-athletes
Communicated with recruits and parents on a consistent basis
Sole responsibility of film exchange between conference teams
Assisted in the preparation of practice
Facilitated daily practice and the development of player fundamentals
Springfield CollegeMaster of Education: Athletic AdministrationMaster of Education, Concentration: Athletic Administratio Springfield College August 2003
Regis CollegeBachelor of Social Work: Social WorkBachelor of Social Work Regis College May 2000
ARC CPR and First Aid CPR CPI Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children Authorized Facilitator (Child sexual abuse prevention training for adults) YMCA Child Abuse training certified, YMCA Personal Trainer certified
Volunteer Boston Marathon
Training, Games, Budget, Forecasts, Ordering, Public Health, Recruiting, Scheduling, Mathematics, Teaching, Budgets, Recruitment, Financial Analysis, Coaching, Mentoring, Basis, Exchange, Award, Cpr, Cpr And First Aid, Induction, Pediatric
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