Denise Lanier

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Fresno, California, United States
2 Skills
S. Denise Lanier

Sample of Successfully Funded Grants
$170,000 CA Health and Human Services Program Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
$50,000 The James Irvine Foundation Art Is…
$52,500 CA Dept. of Education Ready To Learn
$30,000 Pacific Mountain Network Latina Lens
$18,000 Fresno Arts Council Art Hop
$10.000 Talaris Research Institute Parenting Counts
$7,500 WETA/NCO (PBS: Ken Burns National Parks) Natural Wonders: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
$4,000 KCET/PBS Sid the Science Kid Outreach
Several more science, art and literacy outreach and production grants for Valley Public Television, KVPT

Travel & Parenting Blog

San Joaquin Political Academy, Greater Area Fresno Chamber of Commerce 2008
Leadership Fresno, Class XXIII, Greater Area Fresno Chamber of Commerce 2007
Post Baccalaureate course work: Psychology, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroanatomy/Physiology, Evolution, Statistics and Research Design, CSU Fresno 1996 - 1998
B.A. Psychology, California State University, Fresno; Psychology Honors Program 1995

Career History & Accomplishments
Director of Religious Education, Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2009-2012
Wrote: Weekly program news for families; Monthly board/committee reports and newsletter columns; Motivational messages to youth and parents; Multi-faith & rites of passage sermons and lesson plans; Summer camp curriculum
Selected or created and evaluated curricula and programs to ensure responsiveness to our families’ diverse needs
Supervised thirty two volunteer and paid staff to ensure the integrity and safety of all classes and programs
Created and manage an annual program budget

Director of Educational Services and Grants, Valley Public Television, KVPT 2006 - 2009
Researched and crafted grant proposals to support station programming, outreach and operational goals
Expanded the educational services department through increased grant revenue from local, state and national organizations, and foundations
Recruited, trained, and supervised staff including a cadre of workshop trainers for literacy, science, and teen parenting educational programs
Formed collaborative partnerships with local agencies, community leaders, school districts, businesses, and grant making foundations
Advocated on behalf of California public television stations’ early literacy programs to the State of California, Senate Education Budget Subcommittee and the California Department of Education
KVPT Employee of the Month(s), November/December 2007

Grants & Human Resource Manager, Community Liaison, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc. (DHHSC) 2002 - 2006
Researched and developed successful program and operational grants, monitored contract deliverables
Represented programmatic and financial needs of Deaf and hard of hearing families at City Council, County Board of Supervisors and state-wide meetings
Ensured compliance with all state and federal employment and benefit laws, managed personnel evaluations and counseled staff towards effective work and conflict resolution strategies
Nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter
DHHSC Employee of the Year, 2006

Sign Language Interpreter, California State University, Fresno 1993 - 2003
Facilitated communication between students and faculty
Effectively interpreted university public events: graduations, guest lectures, faculty meetings

Academic Awards
Outstanding Psychology Undergraduate, CSU Fresno 1995
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, Central California Research Symposium : “The Physiological Basis of Dissociative Amnesia” 1995
Member of the Year Award, Psi Chi National Honor Society, CSU Fresno Chapter 1994
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing