My personal passion and professional goal has been to address issues of social and economic inequity. As a skilled trainer and facilitator with 25 years of professional experience in community organizing and development, I bring these skills to Campaign Consultation in my work with the Social Innovation Fund Service through webinar presentations, conference logistical support, online platform administration and development of communications and outreach materials.
Over the course of my tenure at Campaign Consultation, I have managed our work with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, helping citizens to engage more in their communities to help unravel some today’s most complex social issues, particularly around economic opportunity. I’ve utilized my background in community organizing to create Building a Blueprint for Change, an online manual designed to help city leaders develop a comprehensive service plan to place volunteers with organizations that meet critical needs in the community. My knowledge of communications and marketing helped to build and deliver three Communicators Institutes to assist national service grantees in telling their story through traditional and social media. I assisted with the launch of the White House Council for Community Solutions and provided on-going support for the Council’s work. I also managed the design and development of online tools for the National Summer Learning Association.
Previously, I directed the national outreach efforts of the Corporation for National and Community Service; served as Assistant Director of an Upward Bound program; and supported program and Board development for the Association of Junior Leagues International. I’ve also worked in community development training and facilitation, diversity training, professional development coaching, teacher education, cultural exchange, youth development, expanding minority student access to college and medical school, and fundraising.
I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York, where my focus was marketing and journalism, and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Management from the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT.