I was born in New York, the oldest of five children, but most of my life has been spent in the Pacific Northwest. Between my love of world travel and over 20 years working with vulnerable organizations serving children and families I have gained a global service perspective.
I have a proven track record for facilitating and successfully designing, developing and implementing comprehensive organizational systems that have resulted in effective management practices, increased productivity, integrated innovative solutions, and a sustainable financial organization base. Through these educational and work experiences I have learned the values that underpin my work. I am committed to my own growth in attitude and inclusive action.
EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and a Master’s Degree in Spirituality. I am a certified Resiliency trainer and an independent certified leadership coach and trainer with the John C. Maxwell Team.
Member of the International Leadership Association, National Association of Professional Women and the Association for Talent Development.
EXPERIENCE: Instructor Kindergarten through College; Elementary School Principal; Spiritual Life Coach; Program and Management Specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families; Diversity Coordinator; Chief Financial Officer for two non-profit agencies, and a Marketing Director for low income housing project.
COLLABORATION: Federal, State, Local, City Governments, Native American Tribal Governments, foundations, school districts, universities, small for-profit and non-profit businesses, financial institutions, and faith based communities. Reviewed 150 grant applications and mentored 60 federally funded programs. President and member on four Board of Directors.
PRESENTATIONS: National and northwest regional trainings, workshops and webinars with over 1,000 participants.
AWARDS: Recipient of 10 national awards for excellence including: Organizational Team Achievement Award, Partnering for Excellence Award, Exemplary Service to ACF Partners Award, Productivity Improvement Award, and Strengthening Communities Fund Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Award.