I have over ten years experience as a consultant for non-profit organizations and small businesses, with an additional six years of experience working in the health care field as an editor and health communications specialist.

I am seeking opportunities that allow me to utilize my writing, editing, and proofreading skills as well as my experience in project management, training and professional development, marketing, public relations, and communications.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2001 - Present

Owner / Principal Consultant

Advantage Consulting Services, LLC

I have over ten years experience as a consultant for non-profit organizations, providing services including grant writing and research, sustainability planning, strategic planning, board of directors development and training, public relations and marketing, and program development and evaluations. I also provide consulting services and training to small businesses, including human resources management, research and marketing.I have experience in developing and implementing training programs with formal teaching experience in both one-on-one and classroom settings, and experience in developing training materials, including computer-based trainings. I also have extensive experience in developing, writing, and maintaining policies, procedures, processes, and other controlled documentation, as well as writing and editing technical documents, reports, research articles and grant proposals. I also have experience writing and editing newsletters and producing content for websites, blogs, and social media sites, as well as experience in marketing and public relations.

Jun 2010 - Present

Health Communications Consultant

Advantage Consulting Services

As an independent heath communications consultant, I provide training and support to health care organizations and health professionals, specializing in health communications, health literacy, health marketing, and health risk and crisis communication.

Jan 2005 - Jun 2010

Health Communications Specialist

Marshfield Clinic

Worked with teams of physicians, pharmacists, clinical nurse specialists, and other health care professions to develop clinical practice guidelines with corresponding clinical practice tools, computer based trainings and patient education materials; participated in quality improvement initiatives including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration, and projects through the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) and the Wisconsin Collaboration for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ); provided support, training, and expertise in health communications, health literacy recommendations and readability guidelines, patient activation, and the development of patient-centered communications.

Jul 1999 - Sep 2001

AmeriCorps Volunteer

Save Our Neighborhood Community Organization

Completed 2 years of volunteer service in South Chicago. Served as program director of Project REACH, a grant-funded life skills training and substance abuse prevention program. Worked as a community organizer, educator, and youth services coordinator.


Oct 2009 - Present


Chapman University

This program is designed for those who desire to become trained strategic communicators in health risk and crisis environments covering the spectrum from prevention to response.

This program prepares students for leadership roles in health and related fields, such as healthcare, pharmacy, nutrition and wellness, government and public policy. Focus areas within the program include, consumer-provider interaction, media outlets, health campaigns, international perspectives, mental health, gerontology, oncology, and public health.



strong graphic design and desktop publishing skills

Experience in InDesign Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

social marketing

Web design

advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications

knowledgeable of health literacy and plain language

I have given numerous presentations at national and regional conferences including the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Annual Health Literacy Conference, and national forums hosted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). 

familiar with Associated Press style guidelines

developing media kits and writing press releases

developing training materials and manuals

developing and implementing training programs

project management and facilitation

marketing and public relations

technical writing and editing