Deputy Executive Director & Certified Association Executive

  • Arlington, VA 22202 USA

A mission-driven, strategic, and visionary leader with over 13 years of association management experience, which include: strong analytical and organizational leadership, a proven track of increasing operational efficiency to meet business plan goals, the ability to foster a culture of volunteer-staff partnership, excellent financial management skills, and innovative approach to problem-solving and decision-making. Core competencies include: board governance and volunteer management, financial management, operations leadership, strategic planning, component relations, membership marketing, program development and training, communications, technology, and social media. 

Work experience
Sep 2005 - Present
Deputy Executive Director & Senior Director
STAT Association Management, Inc.

The Deputy provides strategic support to the ED and leads the implementation of all client associations' activities (client associations include: Society for Social Work and Research (1,700+ members), Association of Women in Mathematics (3000+ members), Society for Prevention Research (800+ members), which include but not limited to:

  • support Executive Director in all aspects of board governance and volunteer committees
  • lead the development of the annual conference program (2,000+ attendees)
  • manage processes related to board nominations, elections, and bylaws
  • assist in facilitating strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • direct all membership marketing recruitment and retention efforts
  • manage fellowships and awards programs
  • assist in the development of annual budget and reporting
  • execute all initiatives related to communications, publications, and scholarship programs
  • manage technology and social media initiatives
  • direct two-three support staff
Aug 2004 - Sep 2005
Specialist, Membership & Marketing Services
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

Managed multiple membership and marketing programs, which include but not limited to: annual membership recruitment and retention efforts (i.e. membership listservs, new and renewal member packets, journal subscriptions and fulfillment, membership exit survey, and accounting reconciliations). Served as the first-line contact for AAPS members. Represented Membership Department and provided onsite support at the Annual Meeting (approximately 12,000 attendees).

Aug 2002 - Aug 2004
Representative, Continuing Medical Education & Membership Services
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Managed multiple Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Membership programs, which include, but not limited to: CME certification/re-certification process, JAAPA CME post-test applications [N=3000 submissions], CME programs provided by authorized CME providers such as AMA, ACCME, AOACCME, and AAFP, “Annual Meeting Hot Topics” CME program awarding PA-certification, membership application and renewal processing.

Oct 2001 - Jan 2003
Frontline Supervisor & Acting Assistant Store Manager    
TJX Companies

Led customer service team members and supervised 10-15 employees. Managed the day-to-day frontline operations including sales floor organization, staffing, and customer service. Assisted in the implementation of company’s loss control program. Served as an assistant to the cash office in processing of daily sales and refund reports.

Jan 2016 - Present
Institute for Organization Management (IOM)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Certified Association Executive (CAE®)
ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership, CAE Commission

Aug 2005 - Jan 2015
Undergraduate Courses
Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)

Jun 1998 - Mar 2000
Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Business Administration
University of Northern Philippines (UNP)


Volunteer Leadership & Affiliations: Ambassador, CAE Community Outreach Committee, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center for Association Leadership; Member Advisor, Board of Advisors, Asian-Pacific Islander Queers United for Action (AQUA); Head Coach & Lecturer, Metro DC 2015 CAE Study Group; Small Staff Association Executive Member, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center for Association Leadership; Non-Residential Executive Member, Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE); Member, Young Non-Profit Professionals Network - DC Chapter (YNPN-DC)

Technical Skills: Association Management Systems; Microsoft Office; Internet & Social Media; Website Design Software; Abstract Management Systems; Messaging & Data Collection; Document Management; Application Development