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Aug 2007May 2009

Master of Social Work

Syracuse University
  • Concentration in Individuals, Families and Groups
  • Research focus: Relationship Experiences for Same-Sex Couples
Aug 2003Aug 2007

Bachelor of Science

Binghamton University
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Studied abroad in London, United Kingdom

Work experience

Jul 2010Mar 2011

Director of Development & Operations

National Youth Advocacy Coalition
  • Contributed to and helped implement a nationwide development plan
  • Cultivated both large and small donors
  • Generated new foundation income through grant research and writing
  • Developed innovative new funding sources for a wide variety of programs
  • Managed contracts, created budgets and oversaw finances
  • Implemented policies and procedures as directed by the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Maintained all books, reduced operating expenses and provided fiscal guidance for new endeavors
  • Assisted in the recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of staff
  • Reduced monthly operating expenses by 25% while increasing employee accessibility to benefits
Jan 2010Jul 2010

Director of Programming & Community Development

LGBT Community Center
  • Responsible for all major events and fundraising initiatives
  • Oversaw collaborative relationships with community partners and managed CRM database
  • Supervised Board and volunteer programming efforts in the community
  • Wrote grants, authored contracts, and developed new Center policies
  • Liaised between Center staff and the Board of Directors
  • Represented the LGBT community at local, state and national conferences and meetings
Jul 2009Dec 2009

Interim Program Director

LGBT Community Center
  • Created new adult programming in a eight county region of Central Pennsylvania
  • Lead capital development efforts and helped manage the budget
  • Implemented a network of resources for the LGBT community
  • Designed new policies for staff and volunteer management
Aug 2007May 2009

Graduate Assistant/1st Year Field Placement

Syracuse University, LGBT Resource Center
  • Provided individual support and access to services for students who are LGBT or questioning their sexual orientation
  • Co-facilitated a weekly discussion group for LGBT students
  • Coordinated the Ally Development Program
  • Advocated for LGBT rights on campus and in the Syracuse community
  • Contributed towards budgetary decisions and fiscal planning
Aug 2008Apr 2009

2nd Year Field Placement

University Hospital, Designated AIDS Center
  • Applied knowledge of, and experience with, a multitude of cultures/peoples in a diverse medical setting
  • Assessed client needs and assisted patients in prioritizing, and accomplishing treatment goals
  • Developed program proposals where there are service gaps in order to provide more holistic care for patients
  • Lead the creation of, and co-facilitated a phone-based support group for HIV+ men who have sex with men
Jul 2006Aug 2007

LGBT Outreach Educator/Mpowerment Assistant

Southern Tier AIDS Program
  • Modified and implemented an Evidence Based Intervention in a two-county region
  • Met individually with clients and educated them on how to lower their risk of infection
  • Sat on a state-wide committee of practitioners to develop best practices for HIV prevention and education

Leadership/Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Black & White Party (HIV Fundraising Organization), 2009-present
  • Board Member and PAC Fundraising Chair, National Association of Social Workers NYS Chapter, 2008-2009
  • Chair, LGBT Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee, 2007-2009
  • President, Social Workers United, 2008-2009

Specific Skill Sets

  • Program/Policy Development
  • Networking
  • Communications
  • Coalition Building
  • Group Facilitation
  • Fundraising
  • Lobbying/Advocacy
  • HR Management
  • Budget Creation

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
  • CenterLink

Training Experience

  • Taught college Freshman course
  • Created/Lead a variety of community training programs
  • Facilitated conference workshops
  • Lead corporate diversity trainings
  • Advised companies on the implementation and growth of Employee Resource Groups

Areas of Interests

  •  LGBT Issues
  • International Social Work
  • Professional Development
  • Organizational Management


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