Summary of Qualifications

  • More than 20 years of experience in public communications, education, and strategic consulting roles for a variety of non-profit, membership, cultural and governmental bodies.

  • Experienced serving on national, statewide and local boards and citizens’ groups; adept at working with stakeholders of many varieties including trustees, volunteers, youth, school system administrators, politicians and other community partners.

  • Strong management, team building and community relations skills, coupled with a “can do” attitude and an appreciation for people of all abilities, ages and ethnicities.

  • Educator, program developer and evaluator, experienced in planning trainings and conferences for local, statewide and national groups.

  • Strong computer and social media skills and experience.

  • Understand Haitian Creole; some conversational ability.

Work experience
 

Independant Consultant

January 2009 - present

Provide program and educational consulting services for cultural organizations serving
general and targeted communities. Currently working with the
Assist with advocacy, communications and marketing for this 25-year-old association representing the luxury condo community of Brickell in the heart of metropolitan Miami. Projects include 2015 Candidates Forum, a public school expansion initiative and special events for community building.

America SCORES Miami

August 2006 - December 2008

Founding Executive Director of a new, nationally affiliated non-profit youth development organization which provides afterschool programs for at-risk youth in soccer, literacy and service-learning. Responsible for all phases of start-up of the program, including fundraising, program planning, managing, hiring staff and overseeing all the activities of Miami SCORES and its employees.

  • Program engaged 120 elementary age children and eight teacher-coaches across four
    low-income public schools annually.
  • Wrote all grants, policies and procedures for the new operation.
  • Recruited, trained and developed board of volunteers and volunteer supporters.

Languages

English

Haitian Creole

Skills/Areas of Expertise

Constituent Services

   Building and Sustaining Partnerships

Fundraising

   Funding Source Identification
   Grant-making
   Consultation & Review
   Evaluation Plan Development
   Major Gift Solicitation

Professional Development
   Leadership & Administration
   Management
   Partnerships
   Staff
   Volunteers

Program Development

  Internal and external
Informal Education (K-12)
Youth Development

Work experience cont.

For more information on my work experience and history please click on the following link to see my full resume.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Other Skills

Miami Children's Museum

​January 2005 - January 2006

Director of Education & Exhibits

  • Served on senior management team; directly supervised four management level staff and indirectly the exhibit staff of four, 10 to 15 exhibition interpreters, more than 100 volunteers and several seasonal staff members.
  • Directed public and private education program grants, overseeing development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Developed the annual education and exhibits budget and tracked performance.
  • Partnered with community organizations and schools on a variety of initiatives.
  • Oversaw special events and outreach to reach South Florida’s diverse constituencies.

Proficient on both Macintosh and Windows-based platforms with several years of experience in desktop publishing and computer graphics; served as IT systems administrator for two former employers.

Experienced using social media and electronic communications for engagement of groups.

Education
 

Barry University

1988 - 1990

Bachelor of Science in Biology