Work History

Work History
Dec 2006 - Present

Owner/Occupational Therapy Practitioner

Beltway Rehab Pros, LLC

MANAGEMENT:

  • Knowledge of PPS/RUGS Management, MDS 3.0 MPPR, ARD, COT
  • Implementation of clinical strategies to increase productivity and revenue targets
  • Performed quarterly chart audits to ensure cooperate compliance
  • Manage all daily aspects of marketing/PR, contract negotiation, placement & HR

CLINICAL:

  • Document using Smart-Casamba, Rehab Optima, and Point Click Care
  • Instruct UE Ther Ex/Act, ADL’s, self-care, functional mobility and NDT/PNF
  • Provide splints for contracture mgmt; W/C seating & positioning; Bed Mob & EC/WS
  • Educated patients and caregivers on functional mob and transfers,
  • Universal hip/knee precautions & weight bearing
Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

Health Policy Legislative Assistant

US House of Representatives (Edolphus Towns, NY-10)
  • Researched current health disparities affecting New York district 10
  • Provided alternative community resources to address healthcare related issues
  • Organized congressional briefings and hearings on health reform ACA proposals
  • Educated NY 10 constituents on Public Option-vs-Single Payer-vs-Exchange
  • Briefed Rep. Towns on NY-10 health disparities regarding education, housing & jobs
  • Drafted position papers on ACA amendments in response to “Dear Colleague” letters
Dec 2009 - Aug 2010

Health Reform (ACA) Constituent Consultant 

Maryland State House of Delegates (40th District)
  • Provided community health education regarding implementation of the ACA
  • Communicated health reform efforts that would lower health care delivery cost
  • Shared public health policies regarding best practices in health care delivery
Jan 2007 - Aug 2009

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

5 Alive Public Health Initiative
  • Organized and supervised a planning committee of 10 in Washington, DC
  • Managed all logistics of a national health fair regarding budget and fundraising
  • Raise awareness about health disparities among 1,500 + African Americans
  • Screened for early detection of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension and BMI
Nov 2005 - Jan 2007

Health & Physical Education Teacher

First Home Care (The Pines, Residential Day School)
  • Taught general health & physical education classes to residential at-risk students
  • Created & facilitated recreational activity groups and team building sporting games
  • Engaged residents in meaningful activities to change social behavior
  • Clinical documentation using B.I.R.P. format (Behavior, Intervention, Response, Plan)
Jan 1999 - Apr 2002

Health Fitness Sales Specialist

Foot Locker
  • Increased sales revenue by utilizing exercise science expertise to education consumers on proper purchase of fitness apperal.
Sep 2002 - May 2003

Safety Partner Research Assistant

Sentara Healthcare System
  • Made patient safety rounds on patients at high risk for falls
  • Collected data every 15 minutes based on safety intervention protocols
  • Provided patient/family education, environmental modification and Fxl Mobility
Nov 1995 - Jan 1999

Proof Error Corrections Account Manager

Bank of America
  • Problem solved deposit errors by adjusting balances on business/personal accounts
  • Provided A-1 customer service to meeting the needs and expectations of clients

Education

Education
Apr 2009 - Present

Visiting Scholars Research Fellow

Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
  • Conducted research on the efficacy of early detection in the prevention of oral cancer
  • Developed oral hygiene protocols to reduce systemic infection in medical facilities
  • Developed survey to measure attitudes, interest & awareness of oral health in seniors
  • Drafting revision of thesis to submit for publication in peer reviewed journals
Jan 2007 - May 2014

MS - Community Health Education and Policy

Howard University Graduate School

THESIS: "A Study Assessing Awareness, Attitudes and Interest  of Four Non-Dental  Medicare Clinical Providers Related to an Alternative Intervention to Improve Oral Health Outcomes in Medical Facilities"

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2010 - Present

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

National Commission on Health Education Credentialing
Mar 2008 - Present

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy