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Work experience

Mar 2010Nov 2013

Marian University for St.Vincent Health

Director of Community and Corporate Relations  (November 2013 - Present)

While my accountability is based on new student enrollment, my strategy includes creating referral partnerships, process efficiencies, student and client communications, training and marketing strategies. My partners include:

  • Marian University - students, alumni, admissions staff, faculty and leadership
  • St.Vincent - nursing directors, marketing, HR, education, recruiters and leadership
  • 3rd party Shared Service Center which manages all non-student facing operations
  • Educational partners across the state - career services, advisors, faculty and marketing
  • Business and community leaders

Outreach Coordinator  (March 2010 - November 2013)

I was hired to build a recruitment and relationship strategy for Indiana's only 16-month, second degree accelerated online BSN nursing program.  This collaboration between Marian University and St.Vincent Health was formed to address the nursing shortage while offering another pathway for individuals holding a bachelor's degree to become a nurse in 16 months. 

When I started, just ten students were enrolled in our program. By December of 2013, we produced over 250 new nurses to the community, with an additional 250 enrolled.

Apr 2005Jan 2010

Gap Years

Stay-at-Home-Mom (April 2005 - April 2007 and January 2009 - March 2010) 

Following a corporate restructure with Spherion in 2005 and downsizing at St.Vincent in 2008, I had the good fortune of spending time at home with my children.

Apr 2007Dec 2008

St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services

Talent Acquisition Team Lead

St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital is part of St.Vincent Health, one of Indiana's largest healthcare employers and a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit catholic healthcare system.

I was hired to design recruitment marketing strategies that would result in more hires for less money. In my first year, I reduced ad budget 35% and increased number of hires by 8%.

Working diligently to develop relationships system-wide, my goals included defining customer needs and identifying shared opportunities to increase quality of hire and efficiencies. To maximize resources and expenditures, I built relationships with consumer marketing, web services, outside vendors, HRIS, executives, associates and nursing leadership. 

Jun 1987Apr 2005

District Director (January 2000 - April 2005)

Complete budget responsibilities for sales, service and profitability of $18M market. Our business provided contract, temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

Launched my 18-year career with this $2B corporation in a start-up, franchise owned business. We later sold to corporate where I was assigned district responsibilities. In this capacity, I developed a team which:

  • Increased revenues from $8M to $18M over a two-year period
  • Decreased operating expenses as % of revenue by 18%
  • Sold and implemented multiple $2M+ site programs
  • Maintained highest staff and client retention record in region 

Area Manager (1997-2000) 

Sales and service responsibilities for three branch offices and revenues of $8M. Reported to owner. 

  • Consolidated branch offices to ‘hub’ operation to reduce overhead
  • Increased profit margins by 155%
  • Circle of Excellence (top 5% of sales producers for $2B corporation)
  • Performance Forum (top 10% quota attainment for $2B corporation)

Site Manager, Thomson Consumer Electronics (1992-1997)

Sold, implemented, and directed outsourced staffing program at 300-seat, 24/7 inbound call center operation providing support to RCA/GE customers. Reported to owner with dotted line to Thomson. 

  • Designed comprehensive hiring and training model, reduced turnover 50%
  • Client achieved 'Call Center of the Year' by Call Center Magazine
  • Awarded National Franchise of the Year (400+ offices)

Key Account Manager (1990-1992) 

Sales and service of key customers which included: Epson, FedEx, IBM, St.Vincent Hospital, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and UPS. 

  • Reduced customer fill times from 72 hours to 24 hours
  • Received ‘Supplier of the Quarter’ award from RCA

Account Executive (1987-1990) 

Generated new business and penetrated existing customers through consultative selling techniques.

  • Achieved national recognition as ‘Sales Person of the Year’

About me...

Community Involvement

-Big Sisters Program

-Hope for the Holidays

-Komen Race for the Cure

-Networking Workshops

-Student Advisory Committees

-Team Mom

-United Way

Education and Training


Purdue University, North Central Campus

Training and Skills

Over 500 hours corporate training and a 10-year member of TEC Group, a monthly junior executive program focused on training and development of business leaders.  

Examples include: Consultative Selling, Client Relationship Management, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Multi-Generational Workforce Management, C-Level Relations, Operational Efficiencies, Marketing, Personality Assessments, Employment Law.

Highly proficient with MS Office Suite - Excel, PowerPoint and Word. User of SharePoint, and PeopleSoft. Internet and social media savvy - LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.