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Feb 2010Present

Development Associate

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

The Development Associate’s (known in the for profit world as a Business Development Associate) job entails developing new clients for IAVA social enterprise.  The essential responsibilities include lead generation, managing leads through close CRM, proposal writing, and detailed reporting. Salesforce database management and departmental administration

  • Assist in researching grant opportunities
  • Assist in drafting grant proposals
  • Maintain calendar of due dates of grant progress and final reports
  • Draft grant progress and final reports
  • Assist in drafting letters of support for grant proposals
  • Maintain Salesforce database of donors, and local stakeholders
  • Compose fundraising letters with IAVA materials during fundraising drives
  • Assist in the writing and designing of brochures, flyers and pamphlets for the organization
  • Assist in the organizing, planning and convening of IAVA fundraising and community events
  • Assist in the implementation of all IAVA fundraising campaigns 
Jan 2007Jan 2011

Independent Consultant

Indy Think

Specialty consulting: Writer, Marketing, Tech and Operations for such clients as:  The Episcopal Church, Damon Runyon Foundation, Obama for America, St. John’s Queens Hospital, The Fortune Society and Con Edison 

The Episcopal Church HQ – New York, NY

Database Consultant – Raiser’s Edge – 02/10 to 04/10

Accomplishments – Processed over $789,000 in HAITI RELIEF donations in just three weeks

  • Content Management - Website

Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation – New York, NY

Database Consultant – Raiser’s Edge – 10/08-11/08

Accomplishments – Processed over $300,000 in donations in just under one month

  • Cleanup of 7000 (+) database entries
  • Special event support – Go Vertical Stairclimb Chicago 2008

Obama For America – New York, NY

Field Organizer 6/08-11/08

Accomplishments – Organized over 500 volunteers in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Documented experiences and interviews via OFF THE BUS for The Huffington Post

  • Develop and implement local media campaigns and organize events
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers to build accountable and cohesive electoral precinct teams.
  • Mobilizing volunteer for work in battleground states in the East and Midwest
  • Coordinate with local organizations in target states on voter registration and get out the vote efforts
  • Build coalitions and networks in the tri-state area
  • Coordinate materials requests of organizations and volunteers
  • Compile weekly reports on deliverables around voter registration goals and recruitment
  • Travel to region to work with volunteers, coordinate events/voter registration/get out the vote efforts.

St. John’s Queens Hospital – New York, NY

Medical Staff Office Coordinator – Consultant – 03/08 – 04/09

Accomplishments – Reconfigured documented history of organization from paper to digital in 6 months.  Called back by senior management to help shut down operations of the hospital in April of 2009

  •  Responsible for coordination and oversight of the Medical Staff Organization, a not for profit 5013c,  including physician and allied health credentialing and re-credentialing, meeting management, flow of information from medical staff committees through the Medical Executive Committee and the Governing Board.

Consolidated Edison – New York, NY

Technical Writer/Database Consultant – 8/07 to 12/07

Accomplishments – Produced the standard manual for web based tracking software

  • Con Edison Environmental Operations for Brooklyn and Queens – clean up primary database of electrical and service structures Technical Writing for Environmental Operations software development program.      
Feb 2008Jun 2010

RFP/Proposal Writer

Distinctive Personnel

Accomplishments - Launched Company’s first (GSA) General Service Administration contract program worth an estimated 15 million per annum.

  •  Lead, draft, produce and manage proposals, across a range of industry and geographic areasCollaborate with partners, other senior management on strategy of proposals
  •  Lead in developing new and updating existing marketing materials for the firm, practice groups and other marketing initiatives.Lead the research for and development of responses to specific RFP’s.Respond to request for transactions and cases to support business development opportunities
  • Draft and assemble appropriate collateral materials for specific requests for informationAct as a brand ambassador to ensure the firm’s brand is accurately represented in the content and design of business development materials
  • Contribute to the collection, development and upkeep of collateral used in pitches and proposals, e.g. biographies, experience lists, maps, etc. Proposal development activities for the company's domestic healthcare division, including RFP review and analysis, bid determination, proposal management, proposal team management and coordination, liaison with Corporate, Contracts and Finance staff, technical writing and editing, review of technical and business proposals


Dec 1990Apr 1993


University of Michigan


Adobe CS5
Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Audition
Raisers Edge


Karen Giorno

Dennis Crumbine

Paul Cimino

Stephen Vardy


Fiendishly creative, motivated, personable, project leader with an outstanding record for delivering complex projects on time and within budget. Flexible and versatile and easily maintains a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with a demonstrated ability to transcend cultural differences.


Society of Human Resource ManagersThe American Red CrossThe Project Management InstituteU of M Entertainment Coalition


Outstanding College Students of America

New York City Teaching Fellows

US House of Representatives Congressional Aide

The President’s Service Award


The University of Michigan Press: The Subversion of Shakespeare

Huffington Post: Notes From The Road