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Various-Fairfax County

Friends of Guest House, Alexandria VA                                                                                                                                              June 2012-Present

Opportunities Alternatives Resources, Fairfax                                                                                                                                  June 2014

Volunteers of America Chesapeake                                                                                                                                                    October 2013- February 2014

Feb 2014Present

Program Director, Employment & Day Services

St. John's Community Services

·           Create budgets, manage revenue, labor accounts, and billing for 1.6 million dollar budgets

·           Support the individual needs of the people with disabilities served in supported employment or in day habilitation

·           Services provided result in safe employment and community integration activities

·           Develop partnerships with non-profits, community members, and government entities

·           Ensure compliance with CARF, DBHDS, DMAS, and local jurisdictions

·           Conduct program audits, create trainings, and ensure staff complete trainings in a timely fashion

·          Accomplishments:  Brought all staff up-to-date with all required trainings, developed all trainings for staff, grew program              capacity and increased revenue, streamlined referral and intake process, and became ACRE Certified

Nov 2011Apr 2014


Field Placement-Various Companies

Internships for licensing completed at Accotink Academy, LEARN Behavior, CASA

Oct 2013Feb 2014

Support Coordinator

Fairfax County Government

•         Assisted the individual child or adult in accessing services essential for living in the community

•         Completed assessments, leads interdisciplinary team

•         Requested modifications to services for individuals with Medicaid Waiver 

•         Collaborated with vendors to ensure that health and safety needs are met and manage emergencies

Apr 2013Feb 2014

Homeless Services Consultant

Volunteers of America Chesapeake

•         Conducted audits and program evaluations  

•         Provided intensive case management to clients as well as mental health services as needed

•         Ensured compliance with county, state, federal, and various contracts and laws to secure all funding

•         Developed new policies, procedures, and systems

•         Managed grant for HSG Program of $150,000

•         Focused on housing rights, housing laws, and regulations for federal, state, and local entities

•         Advised homeless services division regarding best practices and grant positioning

•         Accomplishments:  received a perfect audit for rapid re-housing program, recognized as leading provider when State utilized our program as model program, streamlined case management process

Program Director                                                                                                                                                                   April 2013-September 2013   

•         Conducted assessments, evaluations and make case determinations with interdisciplinary team; conducts audits

•         Developed core standards for reporting procedures at our Center through the utilization of HMIS  and other databases

•         Managed and develop budgets for approximately $800,000 

•         Ensured compliance with county, state, federal, and various contracts and laws to secure all funding

•         Developed new policies, procedures, and systems

•         Field Placement Supervisor/Internship Coordinator: Marymount University, Old Dominion University, University of Phoenix

•         Accomplishments:  Developed internship and volunteer program, received employee appreciation award, partnered with PWC Board of Supervisors, reduced length of stay to 28 days; increased permanent housing rate to 80%

Nov 2011Dec 2012

Dedicated User Support Specialist

Bowman Systems, Fairfax County's Office to Prevent & End Homelessness

·         Provided training to more than 200 users ongoing and during major system upgrade

·         Provided data analysis for more than 145 programs in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

·         Provided support to the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and various non-profit agencies in Fairfax County

·         Accomplishments:  Developed a data quality process for 145+ programs, 25+ agencies 

Dec 2010Oct 2011

Assistant Program Director

Volunteers of America Chesapeake

·          Obtained and maintained working relationships with resources for various populations including ID, SMI, ADS

·         Oversaw daily activities for federal, state, and local contracts

·         Supervised the health, safety, and operations of program components

·         Provided case management to single individuals diagnosed as seriously mentally ill and learning disabilities

·         Reviewed and monitored documentation, files, and records for HUD, federal, state, and local agencies

·          Accomplishments:  Started the HPRP Grant, HOST Funding, Permanent Supportive Housing

Nov 2008Dec 2010

Team Leader of Single Adult Services


•           Managed and coordinated numerous programs including HPRP, Permanent Supportive Housing programs, Homeless Health Care Program, Hypothermia Prevention, and case management

•           Managed grants, budgets, labor accounts, for approximately $200,000

•           Developed partnerships, policies, and procedures 

•           Interviewed clients for permanent supportive housing and made eligibility determination

•           Developed and conducted staff and volunteer trainings for the hypothermia prevention program

•           Recruited more than 50 faith partners in the hypothermia prevention program

•           Accomplishments:  Began the first case management program for hypothermia prevention, fundraised money for individual clients, developed a client resource center, began the veterans task force for Fairfax County

Mar 2007Mar 2009

Fairfax County Pre-Trial Services

Fairfax County Government

•           Ensured defendants with various disabilities are referred to the appropriate services through various assessments

•           Developed and executed release plans for defendants and counseled offenders on the judicial process

•           Recommended substance abuse treatment and alcohol monitoring of defendants based on assessments  

•           Communicated effectively with judges, attorneys, probation officers, families, and others as needed regarding defendants

•           Interviewed defendants inside the Fairfax County Jail

Jun 2008Nov 2008

Case Manager

New Hope Housing-Eleanor U. Kennedy

•           Worked with various populations including offenders to ensure wrap around benefits were received

•           Referred clients to various resources and assisted in obtaining mainstream benefits including housing

•           Developed service and treatment plans to assist clients in becoming self-sufficient and counseled residents


Oct 2017

Doctor of Philosophy

Capella University
May 2013

Master of Science

Saint Joseph's University
Jan 2008

Bachelor of Science

George Mason University


Community Integration
safe employment


Human Rights Trainer

Fairfax County Community Services Board


May 2014Present

Employment Specialist


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