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Marketing Coordinator

February 2015 – Present

Switchboard of Miami, Inc., Miami, FL

  • Execute all community outreach and marketing with local and national non-profit and healthcare organizations
  • Develop marketing tools through print and electronic avenues to maximize fundraising opportunities
  • Manage multiple programs and events as directed by VP of Marketing and Development
Marketing Consultant                                                                                                      

February 2014 – Present

VisionSpring Inc., Natick, MA

  • Manages website content updates through WordPress
  • Develops marketing strategies pertaining to brand outreach (social media, customer relations, etc.)
  • Writes articles that summarize current trends and topics in the diversity and inclusion arena
  • Completes project management with a high level of trust from a different geographic location (state) at all times
Program Manager, Regional Community Initiatives                                                            

May 2007 – June 2013

UPMC Center for Inclusion, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Planned, managed and led community partnership events and sponsorships
    • Created and executed project plans for department events upon request (trainings, council meetings, awards banquets, community conversations, educational youth initiatives, newsletter/upcoming events calendar, etc.)
    • Served as community organizing liaison with organizations such as American Heart Association, Allegheny County, African American Leadership Association, University of Pittsburgh, Silk Screen Film Festival, Center for Victims
    • Managed and reported on community sponsorship budget exceeding over $120,000
    • Increased charitable contribution for the Delta Foundation (Pittsburgh Pride) by 100% over 2 years
  • Facilitated corporate & Social Responsibility participation increase, of 600% increase over 2 years
    • Developed partnership with the Asian Silk Screen Film Festival, helping to raise funds through silent auction. Helped increase UPMC charitable contribution by 500% strategically over three years (2010-2013)
    • Secured the UPMC Center for Inclusion as the premiere sponsor for the Annual African American Leadership Association’s Summit, ranging 600-800 people in attendance, cross industrial, to UPMC for training and leadership workshops (2010-2012) and facilitated event logistics
    • Prepared and executed presentations at national conferences, local high schools and non-profit organizations
    • Collected and organized data showing annual increase in community outreach success
  • Developed and implemented inclusion strategies to over 10+ community hospitals
    • Facilitated inclusion module at UPMC HR new employee orientation on inclusion initiatives
    • Strategized and provided feedback on content accessibility of both internal and external UPMC websites
    • Bridged relationships from external agencies to the Employee Partnership Council
  • Managed national tour for conferences (2010-2012) such as World Diversity Leadership Summit, Linkage, Multicultural Forum to showcase diversity best practices as implemented within UPMC
    • Assisted in completed sale of diversity programming to the following organizations:  Adecco, North Shore Health Care System, Redstone Federal Credit Union
  • Managed workload of Executive Public Ally (2011-2012) relating to cultural competence, health literacy and diversity training, collaborations with national agencies (Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG National)

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Board Member, Penn State Health & Human Development Alumni Board

July 2014 – Present  |  University Park, PA

  • Serves as an alumni representative elected to foster engagement between current students (graduate and undergraduate) and alumni
Board Member, Penn State HDFS Affiliate Program Groups

December 2013 – Present  |  University Park, PA

  • Serves as alumni representative elected to assist with networking opportunities for current undergraduate students majoring in Human Development & Family Studies
Board Member, ‘Friends of the Board’, Sister’s Place, Inc.

July 2014 – December 2014  |  Clairton, PA

  • Promotes fundraising events and provide marketing consultation;  this non-profit organization provides a supportive housing community committed to assisting single parent families who are homeless in Southwestern Pennsylvania
House Manager, City Theatre

September 2013 – December 2014  |  Pittsburgh, PA

  • Acts as customer service liaison during and after performances, working with stage management to create a warm and inviting experience for all guests
  • Assists with marketing through blog posts via multiple social media outlets
Gala Host Committee Member, Silk Screen: Asian Arts Film Festival                                        

March 2011 – December 2014  |  Pittsburgh PA

  • Promoted and co-hosted the film festival (opening and closing night events) to over 2,000 attendees
  • Planned Launch Party in collaboration with Net IP, Network for Indian Professionals of Pittsburgh
  • Mentoring intern and creating new strategies to maximize fundraising efforts of silent auction and gifts
Advisor, Society for Contemporary Craft                                                                                                               

August 2012 – March 2014  |  Pittsburgh, PA

  • Developed companion diversity programming for the planned exhibition, ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out
Secretary, Board of Directors, Addison Behavioral Care                   

September 2011 – July 2014  |  Pittsburgh, PA

  • Promoted fund-raising events focusing on the mission of the organization: To provide culturally sensitive services to individuals and families, helping them to focus on their quality of life; specializing in substance abuse prevention
  • Facilitated and managed the dissolution of this organization with garnered support from Allegheny County Department of Human Services and The Forbes Funds

Selected Awards and Honors

The Emerging Professional Undergraduate Award, The Pennsylvania State University                                  

October 2013  |  University Park, PA

  • Recognition for professional excellence and voluntary community involvement since graduation (previous 10 years)
Honoree, Pittsburgh 50 Finest, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation                                                               

August  2013  |  Pittsburgh, PA

  • As part of an elite group of Pittsburgh professors, the 2013 class is challenged to fundraise over $337,000 (raised by the class of 2012).  All proceeds help to find a cure and further research for Cystic Fibrosis.
Supporter of the Village Awardee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter       

June 2013  |  Pittsburgh, PA

  • 1 of 10 community members recognized annually for helping to make a positive difference in the village (of Pittsburgh).
Honoree, Western PA Rising Star, Get Involved, Inc.                                                                                        

February 2013  |  Pittsburgh, PA

  • The Western PA Rising Star awards are presented annually to 21 local young professionals who dedicate their and talent to community organizations and who are making a positive difference in the region
Honoree, Individual Rise Award, Public Allies Pittsburgh                                                                    

November 2012  |  Pittsburgh, PA

  • The Public Allies Pittsburgh RISE: ChangeMaker Awards are given to members of the Pittsburgh community who have demonstrated leadership and a positive commitment to serving our region

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Masters of Social Work, Community Organization & Social Administration

University of Pittsburgh | August 2014

  • Concentration Field Placement (Internship): United Way of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Foundations Field Placement (Internship): Aging Institute of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Certificate Program: SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management

Slippery Rock University | April 2010

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Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

The Pennsylvania State University | August 2006

 

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