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AwardWinning WriterCommunicator seeking a contract/consulting position
respected nonprofit organization.
Background features a record
of innovativeness, professionalism and clear contribution in diverse,
challenging positions. Career includes significant responsibility
and achievement in the public and nonprofit sectors, in roles requiring
skills in research, writing, multimedia content development, public
speaking and leadership.
Advocated on a wide range of
issues at the legislative level and in the public arena. Harvard
graduate with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Policy.
Awardwinning reporter. Successful nonprofit Executive Director
and Grant Writer. Twice appeared on national television.
Trained in multimedia technologies, including video and the web.
Current projects include writing a community blog and producing a community
television program. Experienced Wikipedia Author/Editor.
UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE
FOUNDATION OF CONNECTICUT – Meriden, Connecticut
– Managed and implemented multiple communications projects
for this foundation which advocates for universal health care.
Researched/developed issue briefs. Responsible for website content
edited content for multimedia formats: website, electronic newsletters,
political theater, annual reports and other publications.
in the development of the foundation’s strategic, policy and communication
CONNECTICUT ORAL HEALTH
INITIATIVE – Hartford, Connecticut
Played a leading role in
the development and growth of this statewide nonprofit organization
dedicated to working towards improved dental services for the state’s
underserved populations. As Executive Director, responsible for
all aspects of the organization’s management: strategic planning,
staff recruitment/development, marketing, legislative program, public
advocacy and budgeting.
new level of energy, professionalism, funding and visibility to the
totally more than $,. Created collateral material.
Developed/launched organization’s website.
Wrote an oped
article that was published in The Hartford Courant.
at the Connecticut State Legislature.
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
– West Hartford, Connecticut
– Taught Writing and Composition to freshmen for two semesters.
– Wethersfield, Connecticut
– Educated, wrote, spoke and lobbied for people with psychiatric
disabilities. Worked with clients, helping them develop
life skills and to prepare to represent the organization in advocacy
expertise in policy, advocacy and communications.
Led the organization’s
Legislative Task Force. Developed lobbying strategies.
at the Connecticut State Legislature.
the visible face of the organization in statewide coalitions.
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE
AMERICA – Chicago, Illinois/Farmington, Connecticut
– Performed research, writing and editing functions for a
nationally respected nonprofit organization.
included grant proposals, special reports and press releases.
Based on quality
of work, retained employment after relocating to Connecticut.
CITY OF CHICAGO –
– Due to reputation developed in previous work, recruited
by the City as a research and writing consultant.
a significant role in the research, writing and publication of the City
of Chicago Master Transportation Plan.
Robert D. S./Page
– Chicago, Illinois
– Developed significant writing and promotional career while
playing major role in raising young children.
that were published in Modern Dad, Chicago Parent, Today’s Chicago
Woman and other publications. Became a respected voice on the
issue of athome dads. Wrote journal articles.
Made two national
television appearances – on Oprah Winfrey and Good Morning America.
OFFICE OF COOK
COUNTY CLERK DAVID ORR – Chicago, Illinois
Director of the Ethics
and Campaign Disclosure Department/Research Coordinator
– Performed multiple functions in a dynamic environment, serving
the third largest county in the United States. Reported directly
to David Orr, who had been a City Counselor and Deputy Mayor.
Managed records department. Directed staff.
as “goto” writer in the office. Wrote speeches for the County
projects. Performed special assignments.
WINDY CITY TIMES –
– Covered a variety of topics for this
awardwinning weekly newspaper.
Chicago Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists Award for
BUDGET GROUP – Chicago, Illinois
– Directed a newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated
to community development. Utilized writing and speaking ability
to gain traction and build credibility for the organization.
and achieved specific funding and membership growth goals.
and coordinated leadership training programs.
period, also worked as a Research Assistant for United Charities.
THE HONORABLE SAUNDRA
GRAHAM Massachusetts State Representative – Boston, Massachusetts
– Researched, drafted and lobbied for legislation. Organized
press conferences. Provided support for community and advocacy
groups. Promoted from Assistant to Legislative Aide.
of an Award from the Massachusetts Child Care Coalition
– “In appreciation for your dedication and outstanding service on
behalf of the children and families of Massachusetts.”
experience in multiple roles. Developed and taught courses for
middle and high school students at Exploration School, Wellesley College
Summers , , . Developed and taught courses for gifted
innercity children at Milton Academy , . Traveled to
the Soviet Union to provide food, medicine and information to Jews refused
exit visas “refusenicks” as a Volunteer for a Soviet Jewry organization.
Counseled and supervised homeless men at Pine Street Inn, Boston’s
largest homeless shelter .
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO
School of Urban Planning and Policy – Chicago, Illinois
Master of Urban Planning
Fellowship Fulltuition meritbased scholarship.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY – Cambridge,
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology,
Fellowship: Henry Russell
Shaw Traveling Fellow – This highly competitive fellowship funded
research to Israel, Egypt and Europe to study violence against women.
HarvardRadcliffe Students for Social Responsibility. Held a position
in Student Government, involved in high profile campus events.
Wrote Harvard University Student Handbook on Rape.
Numerous courses, workshops,
seminars and conferences throughout career. Selected highlights:
Hartford Community Television – Trained in Video Production and Editing
Comedy Club – Trained in Standup Comedy
Community College – Website Design
● State of Connecticut Alternate Route
to Teacher Certification ARC, Certified in Language Arts
Student Teacher, Griswold Middle School,
Rocky Hill, CT. Language Arts
Burnett USA, Inc, through Northwestern University Creative Advertising