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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
April 07, 2018

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Highly organized, self motivated, enthusiastic and creative coordinator and respected manager equally effective in independent and collaborative environments. A compassionate, articulate leader and consummate communicator: Deft at conflict resolution, unforeseen problem solving, prioritizing and multitasking. Highly skilled at interacting with diverse personalities and inspiring teams to reach goals beyond expectations. Possesses steadfast vitality and keen attention to detail.

Experience includes program and event planning, administration, human resources, staff development, negotiation and logistical management in varied and challenging settings including a large metropolitan hospital.


2016 - Present

ADAPT Community Network, NYC, NY (Formally UCP of NYC) Coordinator of Training and Volunteer/Intern Development and Placement Cultivate, implement and execute programs to solicit and gain volunteers and interns, including presentations at colleges and schools. Travel to site locations to assess needs for trainings, volunteers and special requests. Coordinate special trainings on and off site as well as 3 day orientation for new hires 2x monthly. This training includes diversity, core competencies, health in the workplace, sensitivity training and team building skills. On a daily basis, work with self-advocates, in-house staff, out-sourced trainers and vendors, volunteers, interns, school and business personnel and a myriad of executives and employees within ADAPT Community Network. RESPONSIBILITIES

• Direct and Train 3 day orientation 2x monthly

• Responsible for all training, volunteer and intern requests

• Work directly with self-advocates producing a sensitivity training program for schools, businesses and new hires.

• Encourage businesses to utilize their “give back” days with ADAPT Community Network.

• Work on special projects with varied departments throughout the agency ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Created diversity and sensitivity trainings

• Creating business writing training

• Created brochure and presentation to on-board interns and businesses

• Devised new volunteer and intern policy

• Devised and established a way to streamline housing prospects and availability for the individuals we support throughout the agency

• Implemented a social network for the individuals we support at ADAPT Community Network

2015 - 2016

Judy & Company, Huntington, NY

Event Coordinator

Plan and produce all aspects of events (private parties, professional events, fundraisers, weddings) from concept to completion. "Day of” event management. Acquiring, building and maintaining relationships with vendors. Strong ability to delegate to team. RESPONSIBILITIES

• Liaison between clients and vendors

• Staffing

• Contracting and negotiating with vendors; (venues, decor, transportation, accommodations, entertainment, audio visual, catering) ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Created and managed memorable events while maintaining strong mutually beneficial relationships with vendors, new and repeat clientele. fa th

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2006 - 2016

Freelance Event Planner and Fundraising Specialist Plan, coordinate and produce unique special events for a diverse client base. Experience includes private parties, fundraising events for the under-insured and blood drives for The New York Blood Center.

• RESPONSIBILITIES Work closely with clients to develop customized programs that fit varied budgetary and

• • • scheduling Design Maintain Research, décor, accuracy requirments identify menus and and and negotiate attention promotional to with detail vendors collateral and facility managers to provide cost-effective solutions

2011 - 2015 (Concurrently attaining BA and attending Graduate School ) BROWARD TRANSPORTATION, Island Park, NY

Administrator/External Sales

Manages logistics and pricing for private parties and corporate events and undertakes business development through outside sales for premier luxury ground transportation provider.

• • • • • RESPONSIBILITIES Maintain Customer Troubleshoot Direct Business transportation scheduling development service and problem and resources and logistics solve sales per client need

• • • ACCOMPLISHMENTS Earned Secured Secured reputation transportation transportation among contracts contracts staff as with with premier two numerous large problem national area solver businesses hotel and clients logistics expert 2008 – 2011 (Concurrently attaining BA)

RADIANT SKIN AND LASER CENTER, Rockville Centre, NY Administrator

Managed operations and marketing for busy skin care center.

• • RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinated managed inventory scheduling and interacted with clientele

• • ACCOMPLISHMENTS Streamlined Developed and office executed procedures promotions and scheduling resulting in 20% revenue increase 1997 – 2006


Training Center Coordinator

Developed and implemented high quality curricula, coordinated schedules and logistics, secured instructors, managed critical databases and ensured compliance with certification requirements for over 300 interdisciplinary courses with more than 8,000 participants per year. Oversaw Human Resources activities including recruiting and hiring, staff development, scheduling and payroll administration for 50-member staff.

• • • • Provide Develop Facilitate Plan RESPONSIBILITIES and comprehensive program manage service-content oriented on and event to off-environment serve site and classes a program diverse vital and management client to meetings; maximizing base with select from varied participant conception venues, educational, satisfaction, presenters, through professional, follow-vendors, retention, up and and social referrals needs

• Cultivate A/V providers, long-term and caterers community, business and vendor relationships

• Quickly ACCOMPLISHMENTS progressed within organization to attain position responsible for managing $5M budget and

• • Consistently Dramatically directing all aspects met turned critical around of department deadlines underperforming and operations budget department requirements and while repaired maintaining damaged high internal quality and standards

• Solid vendor record relationships of training and leading top-performing support teams that resulted in 92% increase in

• Established productivity and humanism achievement in teaching awards program from governing for staff agencies EDUCATION

2014 – Present


Empire State School for Graduate Studies

Saratoga Springs, NY

2009 – 2012


SuNY Empire State College (Old Westbury Campus)

Saratoga Springs, NY

1984 – 1986


Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


2004 – Present

Volunteer Registered Therapy Dog Handler

New York Metro Area

2012 – Present

Horse Rescue Volunteer/Charity Event Coordinator

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, Baiting Hollow, NY

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