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Career Summary I am a highly motivated, creative counselor and administrator with twenty-five years of business management experience. Specializing in non-profit and social service agency management has afforded me the opportunity to increase and improve services to diverse customer bases. My excellent organization and leadership skills bring increased business opportunities. During my 14 year tenure with River City Recovery Center the budget grew from 92k to 3M due to diversification of funding streams, providing excellent customer service and mentoring an outstanding and loyal team. I am especially skilled at building effective, productive relationships with customers and staff. I am seeking a challenging management position that affords leadership opportunities and career advancement within a dynamic company. Professional Skills Outstanding written and oral communication Skilled individual business coaching and team development Skilled in problem resolution and customer satisfaction Ability to work effectively with diverse population Extensive community involvement Proven member on multi-disciplinary teams

Work experience

Nov 2008Present

Addiction Therapist

Veterans Administration
Provide assessment and counseling to Veterans on inpatient psychiatric unit.

Assistant Store Manager

Home Depot
Duties include overall management of large retail business. Includes specialization in operations including financial processing, customer relations and human resources.

Department Supervisor

Home Depot
Duties included managing all aspects of the Special Services and Contractors Desk including cashiering, logistics and special ordering. Supervised six associates.

Social Services Assistant

Veterans Health Administration
Provide support to Veterans in residential setting, responsible for health and safety.
Mar 2004Jul 2004

Program Director

Volunteers of America
Duties included management of community corrections facility. Responsible for health, safety and security of 96 inmates or probationers in accordance with Department of Corrections policy and procedures. All clients established and followed case plans which established goals towards successful release to the community. Coordinated community resources to ensure client success. Responsible for 1M budget and supervised staff of twenty-two employees.


Duties included coordinating and providing counseling services to psycho active substance dependent males. Many clients presented with co-occurring disorders. Coordinated efforts with clinical team to address all areas of concern. Used the ASAM placement criteria to establish treatment plans. Facilitated groups, presented educational groups, provided individual counseling. Admitted clients, oriented to the program, provided support and guidance. Documented all activity in case files and prepared and presented bi-weekly progress reports. Prepared discharge summaries and other reports as necessary.

Executive Director

River City Recovery Center
Duties included oversight of non-profit agency delivering recovery services for substance abusers and their families. Responsible for fiscal management, strategic planning and staff development. Increased services from 39 to 154 beds and added services for women. Implemented a residential transition program to support clients after completion of primary treatment and realized improved abstinence rates. Responsible for grant writing, soliciting funds from donors and fund raising events. Increased budget from 92k to 3M in ten years. Supervised staff of twenty-six employees. Extensive involvement at the local, state and national level to increase funding for substance abuse programs.
Mar 1991Jan 1992

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

River City Recovery Center
Duties included facilitating group and providing individual support and counseling to 24 male clients in a residential setting. Responsible for intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, and case management. Maintained client files and prepared reports. Certification Certified Addictions Practitioner Assistant, Wyoming 2004-06




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