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Work experience

May 2010Jun 2011

Community Development Director

National Kidney Foundation

Responsible for all communicaitons and marketing in Nashville and Knoxville through website, newsletter or promotional materials.  As a single person office this position required independence in development of advocacy network, growth strategies, collaterals, website management and newsletters.  Developed leadership committees in Middle and East Tennessee that reflect the demographic population served by the National Kidney Foundation.  Efforts resulted in a 30% increase in fund raising and a 50% increase in participation by all levels of Tennessean residents to increase awareness and provide leadership to develop the capacity of the community to promote awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease. 

Jan 2009May 2010

Director Nevada Covering Kids and Families and Interim Director

Access to Healthcare Network

Responsible for overall statewide operations to include advocacy network, legislative support during bi annual session, volunteer recruitment and training, grant writing, development of all collaterals, communications with media, advocates, local, state and federal representatives about the uninsured.  Developed and maintained statewide partnerships with Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, C.E.O.'s and community based organizations serving low and moderate income families. Through development of growth strategies Increased enrollment in Nevada's public health programs by  25%.  Left position  February 2010 to relocate to Tennessee and brought back on an interim basis March through early May 2010.

Sep 2006Dec 2008

Director Nevada Covering Kids and Families


Recruited by HealthInsight  for the Nevada Covering Kids and Families program.  Through the leveraging of federal dollars and grant awards recruited and managed 15 Volunteers In Service to  America to build the capacity of the program across the state.  Rebuilt the reputation of program through marketing and communications to build new community partnerships at all levels from the State Department of Health to community based organizations.  Developed all collaterals and communications to include website, newsletter and annual meetings across the state.  Contributed over 15% of all enrollments statewide in Nevada's public health programs.  Developed strategic plan to transition program under the umbrella of Access to Healthcare Network January 2009.

Sep 2004Sep 2006

Director AccessHealth

Great Basin Primary Care Association

Recruited by Great Basin Primary Care to develop and implement a referral network for low income and moderate income famlies of health care providers from the ground up to implementation within six months. Responsibilties included: development of all collaterals, forms and guidelines for enrollment by those who were eligible, contracting with local hospitals, radiology, lab, primary and specialty care providers, development of partnerships with local providers.  Served as the point of contact for media inquiries in print and television.  First program of it's kind in Nevada with over 2,000 members and 60 providers within one year.  Program closed its doors November 2010.

May 2003Aug 2004

Director Business Development and Marketing

North Vista Hospital/Lake Mead Hospital

Transitional position with Lake Mead Hospital owned by Tenet Hospitals and sold to Iasis Healthcare in February 2004.  Maintained current and newly recruited physician relationships (maintaining compliance with the Office of Inspector General guidelines), communications, public relations and media interviews during the transition and sale.  Responsible for physician contracting (over $1,000,000 in contracts) and oversight of physician activities.  Implemented extensive marketing plan to include television commercials, print ads, branding and new collaterals with hospital name change in February 2004 and outreach to physician offices to promote new programs. 

Apr 2001Feb 2003

Director Business Development


Developed and maintained community relationships statewide with health care providers and state department of health educating the commuity about quality improvement organizations.  Worked with coporate office to develop new business and provided research and information on potential business opportunities.  Participated as a member of a legislative sub-committee during interim session and implemented a two state same day press event (Utah and Nevada).  Loss of major contract neccesitated layoff of 50% of its staff between Nevada and Utah in January 2003. 


M.S. Therapeutic Recreation

San Jose State University

B. A. Ergonomics

University of California Santa Barbara


Michael Shippam

Pam Beal

Sherri Rice

Kathleen Wadley

Duffy Gold


Over 15 years in marketing, communications, administration, budget management, business development, training, strategic planning,  Highlighted accomplishments include:   Development and implementation of a start up marketing and communications department to include branding, collaterals, ad campaign, outreach, trade show materials, newsletter, branding standards training;  collaborated and coordinated the development of a statewide advocacy group and creative group for branding strategies and collateral development; developed and implemented a statewide training program for over 250 organizations annually; created all collateral materials, website, newsletter and branding from start up; same day two state press event; designed and implemented open house for brand roll out, holiday party for over 400 people and trade shows.

Community Involvement

Leadership Sumner County TN Class of 2011

Tennessee State Renal Advisory Board- September 2010- current

NV Health Care Reform Project: President, Oct. 2007 –  Oct. 2009

Southern NV Immunization Coalition:  Board of Directors Jan. 2009 – Feb. 2010

National Covering Kids & Families Network: Leadership Team, May 2006 – 2009 

University of NV Las Vegas, School of Public Health: Dean’s Advisory Board, Sept 2005 - 2007

Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2000

American Heart Association: Board of Directors, Jan. 2001-  Dec. 2004