Executive Director 1991 – Present
Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Lawrenceville, GA
Lead all assessment, strategic planning and administrative functions of a community-wide collaborative which is a private public partnership of more than 800 social and community minded organizations and manage the daily operation of an extensive computerized community information and referral service staffed entirely by volunteers; coordinate the activities of a 56-member board of directors who actively participate on various internal and external programs and councils. Provides training for other non-profits and various state and other groups. Oversee volunteer make a difference day – Gwinnett Greats Days of Service – over 100,000 volunteers. Oversee neighborhood leadership program. Oversee non-profit CEO roundtable. Oversee Drug Free Community Coalition. Host own cable TV show – People Helping People; Keynote speaker at many community functions. Grant writing and fundraising.
Adjunct Professor 2011-present
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, GA Campus Masters of Organizational Development and Leadership
First professor hired in Georgia for ODL program. Teach several Master’s Level courses and serve as a Capstone Advisor for graduating students.
A&E Consulting 2014 –present
Principal – consulting with various Coalitions and government entities to increase and support collaboration and community level change thru grant consultation, grant writing, training and other services.
Master of Arts, Management/Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 1991
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1979
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award (2012); Gwinnett Rotary Club Paul Harris Award (2010); Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award (2009); Gwinnett Rotary Vocational Service Award (2008); United Way’s Diversity Award 2007; United Way Women’s Legacy Awardee (2011); Family Connection Ten Year Service Award (2001,2005);Family Connection Director of the Year (2001); Family Connection Youth Service Award (2001); Gwinnett Rotary Youth Services Award (2001);Youth Elements of Success Community Leader of the Year (2000);Family Connection Outstanding Achievement in Governance (1999); Gwinnett LWV Outstanding Leader(1995).
GA School in Addiction Studies(2008-2014), CADCA Leadership Forum (2009-2013),YMCA/ACSM
Personal Training (2006);DFC Grant Reviewer (2009-2012),United Way Certified Investment
Reviewer (2006),Evaluation Training (2005), Government Technology Conference (2001-2004);
Kellogg Foundation – Early Childhood Initiative Sparks (2002-2003);Results-Based Facilitation
training (2006) Search Institute (2000);Leadership Gwinnett ( 1995 ); Leadership Institute/Gwinnett
School System (1993); Certified Mediator/Justice Center of Atlanta (1993) Information
and Referral Conference (1992-2000); Council Juvenile Court Judges – Summer Conference
(1989); Arizona Correctional Association Conference (1986-1990); Grant-Writing – OSAP
Training (1986 – 1988); Transactional Analysis (1984); Multi-Cultural Sensitivity
Jury Commission Appointee (2010);Partnership Gwinnett Steering and Implementation
Committee member, Atlanta Regional Homeless Commission County appointee(2006-), Four
Corners Health Center Board Member (2008-2012),Gwinnett County Housing Authority appointee
(2004-), S.E. US Government Technology Conference Board (2001-2005); Georgia State
School of Social Work Advisory Board (2003-2009); Georgia Technology Authority Executive
Committee; Leadership Gwinnett Steering Committee and Chair of Health and Human Services
Day (2004-), Association of Commissioners of County Government/Georgia Municipal Association,
Policy Council Representative (1999-2000), United Way/Gwinnett, Advisory Board Member
(1998- ); Georgia Family Connection, Peer-to-Peer Network Chair ( ); Georgia
Family Connection Regional Council Chair ( ); Gwinnett Rotary Board Member
( 1998- ); GIVE Center, Advisory Board Chair; Gwinnett United in Drug Education, Board Member Gwinnett Community Council, Board Director (1991 - ); Justice Center of Atlanta/Gwinnett, Advisory Board Member (1993)