Vice President January 2015 to CurrentNational Multiple Sclerosis Society － Los Angeles, CA
Lead and mentor an effective and innovative community development team in six regional markets, including Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Fresno, Ontario, Reno and Las Vegas in the areas of program development, fundraising and operations.
Assure development of strategic relationships and engagement with community-based agencies and organizations to leverage resources.
Creation of Board leadership councils that consist of high-level, key volunteers who fundraise and support the mission of the organization.
Ensure mission delivery of our Access to Care principles related to our clients having accessibility to specialty care related to the disease Member of senior staff team - Provide input, leadership and guidance into business matters including budgets, financials, staffing structure, goal setting and planning, board recruitment.
Fiscal management and budgeting for all program and event related revenue and expenses.
Relationship management with donors and foundations in each of our market areas.
Coach staff to enhance skills and achieve strong and purposeful relationships.
Oversight of regional staff who drive more than $2 million in revenue based events and campaigns.
Oversee the hiring, training and supervision of all staff, performance reviews, and planning performance goals.
Senior Director January 2007 to January 2014National Multiple Sclerosis Society － Los Angeles, CA
Management, supervision and leadership for local and regional staff team: Supervise program managers and some program directors in their work on client issues and day-to-day office operations.
Strategic planning: Define and implement goals, objectives and deliverables of a 5-year plan, with particular focus in access to care/telemedicine, health care outreach, legislative advocacy.
Member of senior staff team: Provide input, leadership and guidance into business matters including budgets, financials, staffing structure, goal setting and planning, board recruitment.
Financial management and oversight of department budgets: Reconcile monthly and quarterly financial statements, and make decisions surrounding budgeting and forecasting for the next fiscal year.
Partner with local researchers and clinicians: Organize California MS Research Symposium and serve as Chapter liaison for research advocate.
Provide leadership and direction to move forward any clinical objectives as part of the strategic plan for the Clinical Advisory Committee, comprised primarily of MS neurologists and nurses.
Grant writing and identifying new potential funding sources: Develop new projects for department that fall within the stated funding criteria from private foundations, pharmaceutical grants and other corporate grant opportunities.
Created and implemented first telemedicine/tele-health project within the organization to connect health care providers to quality specialty MS care.
Serve on regional and national workgroups, and participated in the initial think tank/workgroup for Partners in MS Care.
As part of an executive level team, created a designation level system for health care providers seeking comprehensive care status from the MS Society.
Program Manager January 2002 to January 2007National Multiple Sclerosis Society － Los Angeles, CA
Manage Society's emotional health programs, including support groups, peer support program, case management, social events, couples events, spirituality programming, and weekend retreats.
Serve as primary liaison with contracted therapists and emotional health vendors; maintain and strengthen relationships with current and new providers.
Conflict management in challenging client/staff situations to arrive at the most peaceful resolution.
Certified in Solution Focused Counseling and MS Services Management: Both of these certifications provide skill sets in conflict resolution, strategic thinking and relationship management.
Counselor January 2000 to January 2001Henderson Mental Health Center － Fort Lauderdale, FL
Provide in-home and school based therapeutic services provided to children, adolescents, and families in both foster care and biological family households.
Create treatment plans and implement treatment interventions.
Project Manager/Graduate Program Advisor January 1997 to January 2000University of Miami － Coral Gables, FL
Monitoring/administration of $5 million grant budget, planned and staffed project operations based on proposed research activities and timelines.
Assured compliance with federal (NIH) and university contract policies and protocol.
Administration of graduate program; worked with domestic and international applicants as well as post-doc alumni.
As part of an admissions team, worked to recruit new students into the program, as well as maintain relationships with alumni applicants for academic and research positions at the university.
Assisted in the process of directing and advising graduate students to completion of required courses toward graduation and assuring the process of financial aid awards.
Supervised graduate research assistants, staff assistants, and partial supervision of 8-12 field interviewers.
Master of Science : Education, Counseling, August, 2000University of Miami － Coral Gables, FloridaEducation, Counseling
Bachelor of Arts : Psychology, May, 1994University of Kansas － Lawrence, KansasPsychology