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Natalie A. Fields

Program Development & Evaluation Professional 



Master of Public Health

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Behavioral Sciences and Health Education


Bachelor of Business Administration 

American InterContinental University

International Business & Marketing

Honors: Cum laude, Student Commencement Speaker




    Senior Program Coordinator

    Emory University, School of Nursing

    Office of Nursing Research (ONR)

    • Provides innovative vision and strategic planning for ONR program services.
    • Directs the development, implementation and evaluation of ONR programs and services focused on enhancing faculty and student understanding of sponsored research.
    • Collaborates with School of Nursing units to identify opportunities to around branding, recruitment, and stewardship.
    • Develops strategies to better faciliate the accurate construction and effective dissemination of sponsored research and ONR performance data.
    • Keeps abreast of research enterprise related news and reports that can be used to inform planning.
    • Attends professional organization conferences/meetings and educational workshops to improve knowledge and skills and remain current on research development and best practices.
    • Accomplishments:
    • Initiated and directed updates to the ONR web page to include RedCap form, Funding Opportunities, ONR service menu and a resource list. 
    • Determined the need to streamline the faculty file sharing system. Lead
    • Determined the need for additional team training in EBI and RedCap systems. Set-up one-on-one training to effectively achieve system use and reporting goals.
    • Directed the design concept and production of the NIH rankings direct mailer.
    • Designed and facilitated distribution of an ONR service feedback survey.
    • Directed the 2017 ONR strategic planning and Communications retreats and composed an executive summary.
    • Launched ONR Lunch & Learn series based on faculty requests in feedback survey. 

    Senior Research Project Coordinator

    Emory University, School of Medicine


    • Managed pre-award activities for an assigned portfolio of research and clinical trial grants including: development of the budget, the review of certain proposal elements to ensure application meets sponsor and university guidelines, and management of the routing and submission of the proposal in a timely manner.
    • Prepared post-award financial and project progress reports.
    • Acted as a liaison between internal and external customers including university departments, project collaborators and funding sponsors.
    • Managed monthly grant expenditures and performed annual financial analysis for department’s core labs.

    Director of Development

    Covenant House Georgia 
    • Managed the strategic planning and implementation for all fundraising efforts, based on resource development goals and program objectives.
    • Monitored program operating costs as it related to actual budget expenditures and fundraising goals.
    • Identified funding sources and composed grant proposals for new and existing programs.
    • Prepared and presented quarterly financial reports to funding sponsors and Board of Directors.
    • Managed fundraising plan logistics including donor cultivation events, direct mailings, program awareness campaigns including social media, and stewardship.
    • Planned and managed logistics and fundraising activities for the premier annual fundraising event.
    • Evaluated effectiveness of donor cultivation strategies and programs.
    • Supervised the volunteer coordinator position and the community volunteers. Created training materials for volunteers.
    • Oversaw program marketing and wrote key message content for the organization’s website and monthly newsletter.
    • Interfaced with the Board of Directors, program participants and the local community as a representative for CHGA, to enhance program awareness.

    Project Manager (Independent Contractor)

    The Buckhead Alliance
    • Specialized in coordinating community programs and special events that stimulated and improved relationships among Buckhead’s businesses, government, arts, entertainment and residential communities.
    • Creative director of print and on-line marketing materials.
    • Managed the electronic membership database.

    Project Manager (Independent Contractor)

    MVO Marketing 
    • Managed client projects including: project budgets, development of marketing materials, event logistics, project timelines and allocation of resources.
    • Researched marketing trends, developed strategic plans and implemented new initiatives for various projects and clients including: Allen & O’Hara, Atlanta Convention & Visitor Bureau, Atlanta Police Foundation, Buckhead Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress, Ford Motor Company, Place Properties, TEAM Automotive, Underground Atlanta, Yamaha Motor Corporation.

    Group Sales Coordinator

    High Museum of Art
    • Coordinated museum group sales through marketing campaigns, on/off-site sales calls, corporate partnerships, internal events and site visits.
    • Directed the planning and marketing of Group Sales signature events.
    • Increased FY07 adult group visitation to record numbers, exceeding budgeted goal by 73%. Created annual group sales development plans by incorporating budgeted goals and new/existing strategies and markets.

    Marketing Assistant

    Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)
    • Managed the hotel partners section of the website.
    • Reviewed, edited and approved media for partner proposals and in-kind contracts.
    • Designed and updated the content of marketing collateral including: Visitor Center maps, 50 Fun Things and Atlanta Guides.
    • Assisted with the planning and execution of ACVB marketing events including: Annual Media Weekend, Turkey Trot golf tournament, New Discoveries Trade Show and St. Patrick's Day Parade.
    • Collaborated with cultural tourism and international tourism departments to develop new marketing programs.
    • Organized various director level meeting logistics and presentation materials.


    Abstracts and Posters

    Natalie A. Fields. Nursing Mothers and Workplace Support: Program Evaluation of an Lactation Support Program. Abstract accepted for poster presentation to the annual American Public Health Association conference. November 2017.

    Natalie A. Fields, Haguerenesh Woldeyohannes, Abby Mutic, Linda McCauley. Bridging the Gap: Utilizing the Community Outreach and Translation Core to Facilitate Scientist and Community Interactions. Abstract accepted for poster presentation to the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute Bi-annual Community Health Matters Forum. April 2017.

    Oral Presentations

    Health Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia Annual Meeting. CE Workshop Presentation: "Evaluating Workplace Lactation Policies".  October 2017.


    Community Advisory Board Member                                                                                2016 -

    Center for Children’s Health, the Environment, the Microbiome and Metabolomics is a research project focused on environmental factors which may lead to an increase of preterm births in African-American women.

    • Advocating for African-American mothers and babies within the research community.
    • Providing feedback and recommendations to researchers related to community outreach activities.
    • Serves on the beauty products working group.

    Board of Directors                                                                                                                     2009 -

    Shepard's Inn is a personal care home, providing residential care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    • Provide oversight of all activities that advance the corporation’s effectiveness and sustainability.
    • Ensure that the corporation obeys applicable laws and acts in accordance with ethical practices.
    • Board Secretary


    Study Abroad                                                                                                                                 2004

    American University Dubai - Dubai UAE

    Travel experience in the Middle East, Europe, Canada, East Africa and the Caribbean.