Parallel Communications Group, Inc.
Proofreader/Editor. Currently proofreading/editing copy for a public relations group including; press releases, proposals, status reports and blog postings.
June 2012 - present.
Volunteer/PTSA Vice President
PTA/Norwood Avenue School; PTSA/Northport High School; Current PTSA Vice President, Northport Middle School. Organizes, and implements school functions to help improve the well being of children; helps to promote volunteerism by leading several programs and committees, acts as liaison between committee volunteers and school staff. Manages committee budgets when necessary.
December 2001- present.
Family Service League
Grants Coordinator. Wrote and researched federal, state, local, and private grants to fund human services programs. Maintained relationships with current and prospective funders. Interacted with board members to secure grant funding.
December 1998 - December 2001.
Grantwriting Consultant. Wrote and researched federal, state, local, and private grants for non-profit organizations including: Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Railroad Museum of Long Island, Aides at Home, Inc., and the Long Island Infant Development Program.
February 1996 - December 1998.
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Grants Coordinator. Wrote and researched federal, state and local grants to fund hospital programs, capital projects and equipment. Maintained contact with funders, managed grant awards and programs and ensured that contractual obligations were met.
January 1997- July 1998.
National Center for Disability Services
Grants Coordinator, Development Coordinator. Procured over $1,500,000 in federal and private funds. Planned, implemented and monitored strategies with senior administrators to secure grants and contracts which supported disability-related research and service programs. Identified federal, state, and private funding sources. Researched and wrote proposals. Monitored compliance with all federal regulations, and monitored and managed all correspondence and program modifications related to funded projects.
August 1993 – January 1996.
New York City Board of Education
Coordinator of Proposal Development. Researched and wrote proposals for federal, state, and local funding. Procured over $1,000,000 for bilingual, ESL, multicultural, early childhood education, substance abuse prevention, and parenting programs. Conducted needs assessments, established goals and objectives relative to the district's philosophy, formulated program activities, designed evaluation mechanisms, managed budgetary activities and prepared resolutions for implementation of awarded grants.
December 1991- August 1993.
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.
Master of Arts, English/Literature
State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York.
Bachelor of Arts, Major: Liberal Arts
Minor: Business Economics