Professional Skills

Administrative and Managerial experience, overseeing a non-profit organization:

  • Case Management
  • Counseling / Life Coach
  • Facilitating Small Groups
  • Teaching in Classroom Setting
  • Implementation and Documentation of Provided Services
  • Public Relations
  • Basic Graphic Design
  • Basic Accounting
  • Computer:  Word, Publisher, Excel (Microsoft & Apple Mac Programs)
  • Grant Writing

Objective

To obtain employment in the mental health field and offer my professional experience and skills to a growing company. 

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Executive Director

Renewed Hope Center
Founder / Executive Director 

Achievements:

  • Experienced in serving the poor and needy in a collaboration of Churches, Businesses & Individuals for over twenty years
  • Worked in collaboration with Operation Blessing International to start a new organization in Slidell in March 2008
  • Conducted Grand Opening celebration to provide awareness to the community of new services
  • Coordinated and worked in collaboration with other organizations in planning events and outreach
  • Curriculum Development with therapeutic counseling, job readiness, financial literacy and teen life skills programs

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable to a Board of Directors of five
  • Managing dozens of volunteers in various activities
  • Overseeing all aspects of the organization including the budget, bills, grant writing and management, raising community support, volunteerism and disbursement of funds
  • Organizing awareness of organization through public relations and by visiting with various churches, businesses and organizations in the community
  • Teacher/Instructor in all programs
  • Program Administrator for all programs

Programs Conducted Under My Leadership

  • Jobs for Life Career Development
  • Simple Steps to Money Management
  • Personal and Spiritual Growth Classes
  • Counseling / Life Coach
  • Support Groups
  • Extreme Teen Makeover
Sep 1985 - Nov 2005

Executive Director

Community Christian Concern, Inc.
Achievements:
  • Served the poor in a collaboration of Churches, Businesses & IndividualsManaged a $200,000 budget and wrote for and received grant funding
  • Conducted fundraisers: Silent Auctions, Fishing Rodeos, Golf Tournaments
  • Speaker of State of Louisiana local Homeless Conference and speaker for various events in creating awareness of programs in the city of New Orleans
  • Teacher/Instructor in job readiness and various programs
  • Coordinated Christmas adoption program to collect gifts and distribute to families in need during tenure in which hundreds of families benefited from

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable to a Board of Directors of seven
  • Managed seven employees and volunteers
  • Overseen each employees job and made sure each had what they needed to do there best
  • Overseen the budget, bills, grants and disbursement of funds to help those in need
  • Overseen a Boutique managed by a volunteer

Programs Conducted Under My Leadership

  • Advocacy and Referral Services
  • Counseling / Life Coaching
  • Food and Clothing
  • Life Skills Career Development
  • Transitional Housing for a Homeless Family w/Children
  • Holiday Adoptions - Thanksgiving / Christmas Gifts and Food Baskets

Volunteer / Employee: 1985 - 1994

Mar 1980 - May 1985

Resident Manager

Century Management Hotels

      Achievements:

  • Manager of the Prince Conti Hotel after starting as a desk clerk in 1980
  • Overseen ten employees: Desk Clerks, Bellmen, Housekeepers
  • Work with guests and their needs and complaints to help them enjoy their stay in New Orleans and at the hotel
Responsibilities:
  • Overseen ten employees
  • Created weekly work schedules
  • Trained new employees on computers and procedures
  • Overseen night audit and hotel funds
  • Checked guest in and out of hotel
  • Assured guest needs were met
  • Provided tourist information to guest

Education

Education
May 1989 - Aug 2007

Bachelor of Science

Oral Roberts University

Attended two years on campus from 1989 - 1991.

Renturned to Louisiana to marry and worked to aquired degree through correspondence whle employed and Graduated in August 2007.