Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2010 - Present

Executive Director

Optimist Volunteers for Youth

Optimist Volunteers for Youth – OVY Camp, CA

·      Responsible for budget preparation.

·      Property and land management

·      Develop relationship with member clubs

·      In charge of fundraising & planning of fundraising events

.      Responsible for all programs

Oct 2005 - Feb 2010

Executive Director

YMCA of the East Bay

YMCA of the East Bay - Camp Loma Mar, CA

·      Led annual fundraising campaign with board members and staff.

·      Responsible for $1,500,000 budget.

·      Recruit and train a new team of Board of Managers.

·      Part of the East Bay YMCA leadership team.

·      Supervise full time and seasonal staff and overall branch administration.

·      Oversee programs, facilities, promotion, and risk management.

·      Manage relationships with YMCA business partners.

·      Led a team of 70 volunteers in renovation and capital projects over three years.

·      Set up a partnership with the Bay Area Optimist Club for Youth to serve disadvantaged youth.

·      Successfully led camp through the American Camping Association accreditation process.

Nov 1998 - Oct 2005

Branch Director

YMCA of Greater Seattle

YMCA of Greater Seattle - Camp Colman - Key Peninsula, WA

·Responsible for annual fundraising campaign with a team of volunteer and staff.

·Overall administration of $800,000 budget on 100-acre campus.

·Recruit and train Board and committee volunteers.

·Budget development.

·Key player in transition of Camp Colman from a private entity into YMCA owned and operated facility.

·Collaboration with two major Seattle institutions, the Experience Music Project (EMP) and the Pacific Science Center, resulted in several innovative specialty camps.

·Invitation to the Olympia YMCA’s to enter a partnership with Camp Colman, which resulted in 15% participation growth from those branches.

·Created an alliance with the American Cultural Exchange and private schools in Taiwan to bring international campers to summer camp.

      .      Successfully led camp through the American Camping Association accreditation process.

Mar 1996 - Nov 1998

Associate Executive Director

YMCA Camp Ockanickon

YMCA Camps Ockanickon, Matollionequay & Lake Stockwell - Medford, NJ

·Annual fundraising campaign - $120,000.

·Operations of 560-acre facility; total budget exceeded 1.8 million.   

·Coordinated resident camps for special populations, including HIV, cancer, head trauma, asthma, and bereaved children. 

·Involved with the camp's designation as a New Jersey "Green Acres" site which resulted in $2.5 million of government funds.

·Successfully led camp through the American Camping Association accreditation process.

May 1993 - Feb 1996

Program Director

Camp Ralph S. Mason, YMCA

YMCA Camp Ralph S. Mason - Hardwick, NJ

·Supervised 10 seasonal program staff.

·Responsible for $553,000 budget.

Jun 1990 - May 1993

Program Staff

Storer Camp

YMCA Storer Camps - YMCA of Greater Toledo - Jackson, Michigan

·Part of program team in summer camp and outdoor environmental education.

·Organized and led weekend and summer Teen programs.



Bachelor of Arts

University of Lome