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Work experience

Jan 2008Present

Regional Education Specialist

Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNH-CEPDR)

Developed and delivered education and training to internal employees and outside business clients using a variety of modalities, including classroom-led, web-based and train-the-trainer instruction. Provided subject matter expertise in curriculum development for course development and enhancement. Project Leader for the federally funded grant projects: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) National Alliance for Training HealthCare for Emergency Response (NATHCER), and the VHA Health Foundation "Innovation in Emergency Management" program. Current assignments include Section Lead development of deliverables on government and state grants for the Department of Defense, FEMA and the Deleware Department of Health and Social Services.

Mar 2006Dec 2006

Independent Contractor - Cities Readiness Initiative

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Developed and delivered presentations for county and city officials, medical professionals, school district employees, non-profit agencies and citizens of all ages and cultural backgrounds on the topics of Emergency Preparedness, Bioterrorism and pre-hospital continuing education.

Mar 2006Dec 2006

Volunteer and Training Coordinator

Rockwall County, TX

Supervised and administered the recruitment and training of 600 volunteers to staff 4 Points of Distribution (POD) sites for the County of Rockwall, TX in preparation for the Strategic National Stockpile. Successfully coordinated both a County Level Tabletop Exercise for Governmental Officials and a Countywide Functional Drill Exercise, supervising over 2,000 participants. Coordinated with public safety agencies and school districts to create Clinic Flow Plans and Traffic Operations for emergency treatment center locations in the event of a Bioterrorism event. Designed, created, implemented and maintained a high traffic organizational website, personnel database program, online application processing, and badge credentialing system to be utilized by a county sheriff’s office.

Sep 2004Mar 2006

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Coordinator, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator

City of Rowlett

Coordinated the city’s Continuous Quality Improvement Initiative, Infection Disease Control Program, City Protected Health Information and Freedom of Information Act program, Administrative Patient Care Report billing, EMS recertification and continuing education program for 69 fire rescue personnel. Assisted the Emergency Manager in updating the department’s Standard Operating Guidelines, Mass Casualty Drill Index and National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance mandate. Developed, researched and wrote open narrative and application style grant proposals for capital equipment funds. Administered federal, state, local and independent grant funding in excess of $2,000,000. Complied and submitted monthly deliverable reports, accounting for 100% of funding. Instituted a Total Quality Assurance accountability program, increasing collected revenue for the provider city an estimated 38.1% over a two-year period.

Sep 2003Aug 2004

Lead Paramedic

Greater Dallas EMS Ambulance Service

Provided advanced & basic medical care and transport for American Airlines Center special events and Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR races.

Aug 2003Apr 2003

Nurse Externship/Clinical Technician

Children's Medical Center Dallas

Assisted physicians and nurses in all aspects of pediatric trauma & medical emergent care in the Emergency Department. Responding Medic on the Critical Care Trauma Team.

Mar 2001Mar 2003

Emergency Department Technician - Paramedic

Trinity Medical Center

Assisted physicians and nurses in all aspects of adult & pediatric emergent care in the Emergency Department. Completed intravenous access, blood draws, labs, drug screens, splinting & casting, EKG's. Code Blue Team member, assisting on cardiopulmonary patient protocols.

Jan 2001Mar 2001

Detention Officer III

Denton County Sheriff's Office

Certified as a Texas Commission Conditional Reserve Peace Officer. Assigned to Jail Medical Operations and the County Courthouse performing emergency medical services for Law Officials, Deputies and Inmates, as well as providing building security.


Jun 2004Dec 2005

Bachelors of Science Degree

Major GPA: 3.6, Rho Epsilon Mu Academic Honor Society, International Emergency Management Student Association (IEMSA), Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities 2005 Nominee, Dean’s List 2004-2005

Aug 2003Mar 2004

Associate of Science Degree

Keiser College

Major GPA: 3.83, Magma cum Laude, Dean’s List, Honor Roll Member

Aug 1999Aug 2000



Programming Languages
Access 2007, Oracle Fusion, Alpha Five 8, IBM DB2 9, NC4 E-Team Operations Center.
Communications Packages
IE8, Navigator 9, Firefox 3, Chrome 2, Safari 4 Beta.
Computer Applications
Word/Works/Excel/PowerPoint/FrontPage, Adobe 8 Suite, Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Corel Paint Shop Pro XI.


Project Coordinator/Leader with emphasis in Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, Emergency/Risk Preparedness, Volunteer Coordination and Special Event planning.

Awards & Certifications

• 2005 Operation Ranger - USSTC Polaris Ranger Public Safety Grant Awardee

 • Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities 2005 Nominee

• Professional Development Series and National Incident Management System (NIMS) Courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800; Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study Program

• WMD/Radiological Nuclear Awareness Certification; Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP)

• National Disaster Life Support Decontamination CFR 1910.12; American Medical Association (AMA)

• Emergency Preparedness, Disaster and Mass Sheltering Courses; American Red Cross

• Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management Certifications; International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)

• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); American Heart Association (AHA)

• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); American Heart Association (AHA)

• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); American Heart Association (AHA)


Versatile, dynamic leader, providing decisive management and guidance with a proven ability to mitigate emergencies and protect lives in hazardous environments. Over 8 years experience in supporting emergency management and public safety organizations, including law enforcement, fire rescue, hospital and emergency medical agencies, through critical situations. Strong organizer, motivator, and team player with established record of success in managing personnel and programs in all varieties of environments. Highly skilled in developing operational and training strategies as well directing emergency crews from concept through to implementation and completion of desired objectives. Extensive experience in administrative, operations and training program management; initiating and maintaining professional contacts with organization affiliates. A highly effective organizational liaison to a diverse group of departmental and community stakeholders.

Memberships & Organizations

• Triage Coordinator; Denton County Emergency Operations Center Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Shelter “Camp Copass”; Sept 2005

• Treatment Section Leader; Ft. Worth JRBNAS Hurricane Katrina Evacuations; Aug/Sept 2005

• Triage Section Leader; Medical Reserve Corps Denton, SNS Exercise; Aug 2005

• Team Medic; American Red Cross Dallas Disaster Health Services Cadre; Jan 2005 - Present

• Honor Society Member; Ro Epsilon Mu, UNT Chapter; Apr 2005 - Present

• Member; American Red Cross Denton Disaster Assistance Team; Aug 2004 - Present

• Member; Medical Reserve Corps Denton County; Apr 2005 - Present

• Member; International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Aug 2005 - Present

• Member; Emergency Managers Association of Texas (EMAT); Aug 2004 - Present

• Member; International Emergency Management Student Association (IEMSA); Aug 2004 - Present


Tactical and Strategic Planning, Public Information and Affairs, Continuous Quality Improvement, Development of Personnel, Technical and Report Writing, Inventory Control and Database Management, Program Development and Implementation, Managing Diverse and Changing Environments


Apr 2008Apr 2012

Licensed Paramedic

Texas Department of State Health Services