Elizabeth Jane Mc Cune

Elizabeth Jane Mc Cune

Work History

Work History
Nov 2010 - Present

Commissioner

City of Fort Worth Commission for Women

Nominated by Fort Worth City Councilman W.B. "Zim" Zimmerman to represent Council District 3 in November 2010. The Commission for Women is an advisory body to the Fort Worth City Council on issues affecting the status of Women in Fort Worth.

2011-2012

  • Currently serve on the Boomer Health and Bylaws and Governance Committees.

2010-2011

  • Served on the Boomer Health and Community Involvement Committees. 
  • Closing Speaker for the Ignite: Community Involvement program.
  • Output for these committees included English and Spanish Language magnets for Senior Citizens promoting the Aging and Disability and Resource Center of Tarrant County and the Ignite: Community Involvement program with community members, leaders, and representatives from local organizations to inspire action and service in the community.
May 2010 - Present

Independent Patient Advocate

Independent Patient Advocate

Consult with patient's doctors, hospital staff, pharmacists, and insurance providers to facilitate patient care. Provide structure for ordering, taking, and refilling patient prescriptions. Keep and maintain patient records regarding history, appointments, medicines, and reactions for patient and physician use.

Facilitate management and oversight for technology (internet, hardware, software), finances, and activities.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Consultant/Field Organizer, TX-12

ONE Campaign

  • Reviewed the local organization and relations for the ONE campaign. 
  • Researched election and community data to identify strategic supporters and ways to effectively lobby their elected representatives and engage their networks. 
  • Developed and planned 6 visibility events including 1 workshop, 2 letter writing parties, 1 volunteer fair and 2 speaking opportunities with an estimated impact of 719 individuals. 
  • Attended 28 meetings throughout the Congressional District and had 87 individual conversations with constituents about ONE and the fight against Extreme Poverty.
Feb 2009 - May 2009

Candidate/Campaign Manager

Elizabeth Jane McCune for City Council District 3

  • The youngest and only woman to run for Fort Worth City Council, District 3 in the 2009 open seat election. 
  • Planks included the importance of citizen involvement in the municipal process, youth involvement, crime prevention, and Barnett Shale/Urban Natural Gas Drilling issues in addition to addressing various citizen concerns. 
  • Spoke to 30 groups, both individually and in a forum setting with other candidates, to present the campaign and ask for support. 
  • Designed and managed the campaign's online presence and printed materials. 
  • Received 163 votes for a sixth place finish in the General Election.
Sep 2008 - Nov 2008

Campaign Staff

Kay Granger Campaign

  • Represented the Congresswoman and Campaign to voter groups and civic organizations. 
  • Helped organize and set up an Early Voter Rally for the first day of early voting in Texas. 
  • Compiled and managed a guest list of 600 for a fundraiser prior to Election Day. 
  • Delivered yard signs and voter registration cards to supporters in Tarrant, Parker, and Wise counties.
Jul 2008 - Sep 2008

Campaign Manager

Friends of Rob Orr

  • Coordinated voter outreach and events with community leaders. 
  • Collaborated on planning a campaign fundraising event and tracked donor contributions.
  • Represented Representative Orr at meetings and events for civic groups, including the Johnson County Republican Party. 
  • Renovated and updated the campaign website.
Jan 2008 - May 2008

Campaign Intern

Kay Granger Campaign

  • Worked with the Deputy Campaign Manager and Campaign Staff on Congresswoman Kay Granger's re-election campaign. 
  • Generated invite lists for events and helped maintain RSVPs, event set-up and take-down. 
  • Answered office phone calls and letters regarding issues, contributions, and general information.
  • Prepared a Holiday Action Plan for the Congresswoman's annual Holiday events.
May 2006 - Aug 2006

District Intern

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Worked with the District Communications Director on the U.S.S. Fort Worth Campaign, an initiative to name a Littoral class ship after the city. 
  • Spoke to key individuals and organizations in three counties to generate interest and awareness in the campaign. 
  • Maintained records of letters of support sent to Secretary of the Navy. 
  • Attended meetings for the U.S.S. Fort Worth Campaign Committee.
Jan 2004 - Jun 2004

Runner Page

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Delivered legislation, messages, packages, and flags to Member's offices in the House buildings.
  • Managed votes and delivered paperwork such as legislation, copies of speeches and extensions of remarks to the Republican Cloakroom, Democratic Cloakroom and Dias. 
  • Collected copies of Members speeches for the Congressional Record.
Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

Cloakroom Page

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Memorized names, faces, and districts for all Majority members. 
  • Answered phones, transferred calls and delivered messages to Members of Congress on the House Floor. 
  • Recorded votes in the Republican Cloakroom Vote Book.

Education

Education
Jul 2009 - Jul 2009

Women's Campaign School at Yale

The Women's Campaign School at Yale is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program committed to providing the very best training in the world for women who want to run for office or who want to move up the ladder to higher elective office. Participants are trained to run political campaigns and to advance their careers in public service and put through an intense political immersion program designed to teach campaign skills, strategic assessment, and improvisation. Instructors include top operatives and consultants from both political parties and bring a wide array of experience and knowledge to share firsthand with students and the course schedule reflects the demands of the final weeks of a general election campaign.

Aug 2007 - Jan 2009

Texas Christian University

National Model United Nations: Participated in the Washington, D.C. Conference representing the Sudan on the World Health Organization (WHO) and the New York City Spring Conference representing the Czech Republic on the Human Settlements Committee (HABITAT). Received Awards for Distinguished Delegation at both conferences and Outstanding Position Paper at the New York conference. Course work included researching Member States and related Committee topics to understand current International Policies of the assigned country. Co-wrote position papers and draft resolutions to present in class and in committee. (Fall 2007, Spring 2008).

Activities and Societies: Red State + Blue State = Purple Politics (October 2008); TCU Clark Weekend Student Panelist (September 2008); College Republicans (March - September 2008); TCU Choral Union Carnegie Hall Performance (December 2007); National Conference on Ethics in America, Delegate (October 2007); Student Activities Council, Parents Weekend Committee Member (September 2007); Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity (August 2007 - January 2009).

Aug 2006 - May 2007

Villanova University

Augustine and Culture/Leadership Learning Community: Specially-designated Freshman section of the Augustine and Culture (ACS) humanities seminar with a residential component. In addition to the core ACS curriculum, the course focuses on the question "Who Am I" in relation to leadership skills and styles with a weekly workshop exploring active approaches to leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and working with others to further individual skills. (Fall 2006, Spring 2007).

Activities and Societies: Villanova Voices (Fall 2006); Kappa Kappa Gamma (Spring 2007); Villanova Polish Cultural Society (Fall 2006, Spring 2007).

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

Leysin American School

Honors: Headmaster's List (Fall 2005, Spring 2006)

Theory of Knowledge/Italian Culturals: TOK introduces students to theories about the nature and limitations of knowledge (basic epistemology) and provides practice in determining the meaning and validity of knowledge (critical thinking). The year-long course requires 100 hours of instruction, the completion of an externally assessed essay of 1,200-1,600 words, and an internally assessed presentation on the candidate's chosen topic. The week-long Italian Fall Cultural is an extension of the TOK coursework and serves as a study immersion in art and culture in Venice, Florence, or Rome. (Fall 2005 - Spring 2006).

Activities and Societies: The Hague International Model United Nations (January 2006); Association for Music in International Schools (January 2006).

Jan 2005 - May 2005

High School Diploma

Home School

Activities and Societies: American Council for Polish Culture Youth Leadership Conference (June 2005); Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Conference (June 2005).

Aug 2003 - Jun 2004

U.S. House of Representatives Page School

Activities and Societies: Page Model Congress (March 2004); Weekends in Washington (Fall 2003, Spring 2004); Washington Seminars (Fall 2003, Spring 2004) Capitol Hill Choral (Fall 2003, Spring 2004); Page Activity Council (Fall 2003); Horton's Kids (Fall 2003).

Aug 2002 - May 2003

Home School

Honors: Bell Helicopter Scholar (July 2002)

Activities and Societies: Junior State of American Democratic National Convention Symposia (July 2004); Fort Worth Sister Cities International Leadership Academy (July 2002, July 2004); A Trinity Summer at Trinity University (June 2004); Fort Worth Sister Cities International Youth Ambassador, Nagaoka, Japan (June 2002).