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Education

Apr 2009Present

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 2007May 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"

Work experience

Dec 2006Present

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
Augus

Aug 2009Jan 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 2009Aug 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 2007Aug 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 2005Jan 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 1999Apr 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 2002May 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 1995Jan 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

Certifications

Apr 2010Present

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

National Commission on Health Education Credentialing
Mar 2008Present

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy