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HR Generalist- Federal Project Director

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
January 09, 2018

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Tiona Washington

**** ***** ***** *******, *******, NC (984)***-****


Professional in transition with more than 20 years of experience managing, directing and coordinating state and federal programs. Highly skilled at working with multiple stakeholders in order to obtain buy- in and build consensus. Solid leader with direct project management and coordination experience, adept at working with diverse populations and serving as a bidirectional liaison and change agent. EDUCATION

Webster University, School of Business and Technology – Myrtle Beach, SC Master of Arts, Human Resources and Development (2009) Webster University – Myrtle Beach, SC

Master of Arts, Counseling (2005)

Winston- Salem State University – Winston- Salem, NC Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2000)


Program Development Human Resources Finance Administration Recruiting and Retention Budget Development Project Management Training and Development Program Auditing Grant Writing Staff Support Organizational Liaison Relationship Management RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

North Carolina Alcohol & Drug Council – Raleigh, NC 03/2015 – 10/2017 U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services-CMS

Director, Human Resources

Project Director (Affordable Care Act (Obama-Care))

• Secured and maintained various SAMSHA, DHHS, BRASS TASC, and Smoking Cessation grants that are in operation within the NC Alcohol/Drug Council while serving as Project Director and a Certified Navigator for the American Affordable HealthCare Act Grant.

• Facilitated and attended all State and Federal grant related meetings with various stakeholders to insure quality and compliance standards with state and federal grant-based programs that are in operation within ADCNC.

• Managed human resources administration including facilitation of recruiting, new hire onboarding, employee training/development, and corrective action plans, as well as initiating and completing employee termination.

• Developed and implemented ADCNC’s In-House EAP Program, policy and procedure manual and agency protocol standards; in addition to developing the CAPSS Prep accreditation manual.

• In-house clinical liaison regarding clinical guidance and supportive services. Wilson Technical Community College – Wilson, NC 03/2005 – 07/2008 U.S. Department of Education

Student Services Program Coordinator, Asst. Director of Trio Tiona Washington

4831 Smith Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC (984)***-****

• Coordinated, supervised and managed Wilson Community College's Student Support Service Program.

• Composited, submitted and reviewed program grants in order to obtain continued appropriation of funding for college’s trio programs.

• Managed, administered and executed program budget, accounts and staff payroll, as well as student program participants’ stipends.

• Counseled and advised adult learners who are enrolled in community college curriculum courses.

• Maintained an encouraging and transparent environment for adult learners enrolled in the program.

Wilson Technical Community College – Wilson, NC 03/2005 – 07/2005 U.S. Department of Education

Upward Bound Program Manager

• Coordinated, supervised and managed Wilson Community College's Grant Based Upward Bound Program.

• Managed overall recruitment and retention of Program Staff and Participants.

• Managed, administered, and executed program budget, accounts and staff payroll, as well as student program participants’ stipends.

• Advised and counseled teenage program students about academic, career, personal, and financial issues.

• Administered academic and vocational tests and provision of periodic workshops on various academic topics.

Lumber River Council of Government – Rowland, NC 01/2001 – 08/2002 U.S. Department of Labor

Lead Program Specialist

• Recruited, retained, and supervised grant based program staff and participants, based on low- income and 1st generation socioeconomic criteria.

• Screened admission of program participants based on federal government regulations, grant guidelines, and compliance standards.

• Managed, administered, and executed grant as well as program budget, accounts and staff payroll, as well as student program participants’ stipends.

• Supervised and managed a staff of five program specialists while coordinating services between agency and community based programs.

• Ensured compliance with federal guidelines by completing grant renewal criteria documentation and submitting quarterly reports also inputting data into federal government database system. Lumber River Council of Government – Rowland, NC 12/2000 – 06/2001 Program Specialist/Recruiter

U.S. Department of Labor

• Managed daily documentation of procedures and grant renewal reports.

• Provided academic, career, and mentor based counseling to youth, who have met the criteria of low income and 1st generation socioeconomic backgrounds as well as the disabled population.

• Created strategies to ensure retention and monitoring of program participants. Tiona Washington

4831 Smith Creek Parkway, Raleigh, NC (984)***-****

• Recruited and retained educational grant program staff, participants, and intra/inter agency affiliates and resources.


C-REP Community Re-Entry Program – Fayetteville, NC 08/2014 – 11/2014 MST Therapist-Bilingual

Provided multi-systemic therapeutic services to adolescents who were involved and active participants in the NC Department of Juvenile Services program due to legal, academic, and behavioral deficits. Special assignment to Spanish-speaking populations. North Carolina Mentor – Wilmington/Charlotte, NC 12/2011 – 10/2012 Clinical Program Manager/Coordinator

Summary: Assessed and managed training needs and education for foster care clients and their families. Served as a direct liaison responsible for establishing and maintaining professional relationships between agency and community affiliates, providers, and stakeholders. (NC Court System, Public School System, Dept. of Social Services, etc.)

McWilliams Center for Counseling – Fayetteville, NC 05/2008 – 11/2011 Program Manager/Therapist

Summary: Provided Intensive In-Home Services (II-H) Therapeutic Counseling and Behavior Modification Services as well as therapy-based community support services and Strategies while utilizing and implementing a multi-systemic family centered approach. Consulted with faculty, guidance counselors, and other community based entities on behalf of students. North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services – Lauringburg, NC 01/2001 – 03/2005 Clinical Program Manager II

Behavioral Modification Specialist

Summary: Composed and implemented individual and group case management service treatment plans while establishing and maintaining professional relationships with individuals, agencies, and organizations in order to promote advocacy for the consumer. Coordinated and consulted with staff psychiatrist in order to maintain sufficient medication supply and to ensure that consumers received most cost efficient and effective medications. Provided counseling and behavioral and emotional monitoring for challenged youth while planning, reviewing and implementing suggested treatment plans and documenting procedures and weekly reports.

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