Summary

Accomplished, strategic thinking leader with a 18 year record of helping homeless and hurting men and women. Ability to create a vision and articulate it while fostering enthusiasm at all levels. Outstanding record of formulating improved processes for operational excellence. Cross functional background in most areas of work with the poor. Talent for proactively identifying and resolving problems.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Present

President

Guide Path Advisors

Advise small and mid-sized not-for-profits in the quest for excellence
Provide executive coaching to help new or strained leaders to thrive
Evaluate current programs for areas of readjustment and assist in new program research, design,  management and evaluation
Assist executives and boards in strategic planning and process improvement
Offer support in times organizational crisis and help with crisis communication plans
Analysis of present organizational structures including: finance, staffing, technology, human resources, organizational structure, communications and operations

Dec 2010 - Dec 2012

Director of Vocational Services

The Altamont Program

Manage a program where vocational trainings and counseling are offered
Restructured a failing program in order to have funding restored
Present agency in various venues to actively market offerings
Oversee a budget from various grants and funding sources

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

Job Placement Specialist

P.E.A.C.E., Inc.

Placed more than 35% of all job placements on a team of 7
Taught career development classes to over 100 clients in 6 months
Assisted in establishing a startup grant of over $2.3 million
Created a database of over 700 clients
Served as a leader to coworkers and supervisors with less career counseling experience
Created policies and procedures for department
Represented the organization to community leaders and prospective clients

Sep 2001 - May 2008

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES

Utica Rescue Mission
Served on the executive team - providing leadership and strategic planning for the organization Supervised and evaluated staff and volunteers encouraging them to succeed Prepared multiple targeted budgets that were met or exceeded Coordinated efforts with other agencies to reach out to the community Generated grant proposals to raise funds for operations Oversaw a computerized learning center that helps over 180 residents and community members each year to improve their education and gain vocational skills Improved the utilization in the Learning Center over 140% Increased annual certificates of completion of academic achievement by over 200% Developed policies and procedures manuals and job descriptions Planned and managed all events for Thanksgiving and Christmas including collection of over 600 gifts Created an advisory board to assist the Learning Center with growth Supervised a growing Representative Payee program that pays the bills of over 600 Social Security recipients at risk of homelessness Managed a clothing program providing over 75,000 pieces of clothing to facility and community annually Communicated with other Department Heads to facilitate client treatment plans Wrote customized education and vocational curriculum Created a centralized purchasing system that saved over $30,000 in just 8 months and reduced annual supply purchases by 30% annually Engaged in one-on-one vocational and educational counseling Supervised a drop-in center that assisted homeless men to have a safe place to go to work on employment and housing needs Upgraded and manage an integrated phone system Managed all aspects of a computer network of over 50 computers
Feb 1994 - Sep 2001

VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST

Syracuse Rescue Mission
Supervised 40-50 volunteers at various work sites including food service, clothing distribution, auto donation, and janitorial Created policy and procedures manuals for three different programs Coordinated billing procedures for three different agencies Pursued new funding sources that brought in over $100,000 Taught career development classes six times per year Incorporated proven career development principals in career development classes Meet individualized client needs by assessing and listening to clients Administered a LAN system of over 40 computers serving over 1000 clients Provided case management to over 80 clients in a residential program
Jan 1991 - Jan 1994

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR

Teen Challenge
Shared a positive example in a live-in residential setting Participated in fundraising effort, with the clients, in local churches to raise and maintain support Taught an individualized class to help addicted men with the root causes of their addiction Counseled eight to ten clients with life controlling issues Supervised kitchen staff in preparation of all meals Supervised a work therapy program that encouraged a positive work ethic

Education

Education
2010 - 2012

Master in Christian Leadership

International Center for Christian Leadership
1988 - 1991

Missions Diploma

Faith School of Theology

Awards

YWCA Diversity Achievers Award - 2012 - The Diversity Achievers Award  is for recognition of efforts to promote diversity and the elimination of racism