Pioneering leader, caregiver, and provider of a dynamic range of services in mental health, teaching, and entertainment fields for over 25 years. Energetic and creative approach has enhanced the quality of life for hundreds of individuals.
2011-present The Youth Success Network, LLC Woodbridge, NJ
? Enhanced programming for behaviorally challenged youth, increasing target service population by 75%.
? Developed and refined specialty programming for youth and families, wrote grants to meet the needs of youth.
? Implemented motivational protocols for effective service delivery by over 100 independent contractors.
2011-present Your Center, LLC Cherry Hill, NJ
Director of Operations, Consultant
? Managed multidisciplinary wellness center; organized program of services utilizing over 15 private practitioners.
? Structured advertising campaign for start-up agency, including: website, print, online, and community awareness.
2010 Papa Ganache, LLP Keyport, NJ
? Founded innovative program integrating psychotherapy and behavior modification within entrepreneurial venture.
? Engineered positive changes for over 25 behaviorally challenged youth while managing functioning bakery kitchen.
? Established and maintained sales contracts with over 15 wholesale accounts; supervised and baked for retail location.
2001-2010 Monmouth Cares, Inc. W. Long Branch, NJ
? Coordinated multi-disciplinary planning with education, judicial, mental health, and protective service personnel.
? Facilitated a collaborative team approach to service planning with over 80 families with complex needs.
? Initiated training protocol for new staff and supervisors, and conducted Wraparound training statewide.
2006-2010 Leading Youth Through Experience, LLC Brick, NJ
? Selected, trained, and directed staff of 15 employees to provide therapeutic services for over 200 families.
? Collaborated with agency Directors and their staff to better serve youth with “strengths-based” approach.
? On Executive Committee of CIACC, helped to create and develop the “Education Liaison Initiative” model.
1991-2001 CPC Behavioral Healthcare Aberdeen, NJ
? Innovated client-centered treatment approach affecting over 200 individuals, increasing participation significantly.
? Guided psychiatrically disabled chemically addicted adults in gaining and maintaining competitive employment.
? Established Writing Workshop and interactive therapeutic activities to enhance abilities and stimulate esteem.
? Directed monthly Board meetings as Chairman of Staff Personnel Committee, addressing agency-wide issues.
? Led and motivated over 18 Group Home staff exercising community and home-based therapeutic activities.
1996-present A Signature Celebration Cherry Hill, NJ
? Acted as MC and team leader at over 600 functions, including formal weddings, charity events, school dances.
? Hired and provided ongoing training for 6 employees and initiated policies to increase morale and effectiveness.
? Balanced humor, enthusiasm, and creative approach to acquire and maintain large regional customer base.