Passionate Non-profit Leader experienced in designing, implementing, and running Transitional Living Programs, Referral Services / Outreach and the YouthForce youth work force training programs offering job search assistance, career planning and exploration, job preparation workshops, occupational skills training, unemployment insurance assistance, and referral to supportive services. Hire, supervise, and evaluate a team of 20 professionals, identify staff training needs and provide opportunities for staff development.
09/2016 to 02/2018
Director of Programs Asian Neighborhood Design Inc - San Francisco, CA Designed and implemented construction skills training programs to support underprivileged young adults gain skills that allowed them to enter the local construction industries through local Unions and earn a living wage. Created professional growth plans for 7 employees and monitored staff development through weekly supervision sessions with each staff person. Created and oversaw a budget of 1,5 million dollars ensuring expenses were in line with agency mission. 01/2015 to 09/2016
Director of Social Services Lower Polk Community Benefit District - San Francisco, CA Over saw the Social Services Department of the Lower Polk Community Benefit District. We provide services to the homeless population within our District to ensure everyone has a chance to enjoy our amazing neighborhood. We conduct daily outreach sessions throughout our district to support our more struggling neighbors in their time of need.
06/2008 to 12/2016
Associate Director of Programs Larkin Street Youth Services - San Francisco, CA Oversaw four TLP housing programs that housed 80 youth ages 18 to 24. The HSRC/Outreach program, a program with a team of 9 counselors and two case managers that went out into the streets of San Francisco providing triage services to homeless youth 7 days a week with a final goal of enrolling the youth into the full-service programs offered at Larkin Street, and the YouthForce workforce training program. A program that introduced various supportive work and internship opportunities. 01/2005 to 06/2008
Director of Adult Services Ella Hill Hutch Community Center - San Francisco, CA Designed work force training programs that offered job search assistance, career planning and exploration, job preparation workshops, occupational skills training, unemployment insurance assistance, and referral to supportive services. I Hired, trained, and supervised a team 6 Employment Counselors and 2 Case Managers. Managed a budget of $750,000. keeping costs in line and within budget. EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Nonprofit Management Compass Point Non-profit Services - Oakland, Ca. Executive Director 101 training course a 4 day of intensive leadership and best practices offered to new Directors of Nonprofits in San Francisco. Completed successfully and in the top of my class. 2016
City and County of San Francisco's Non-profit Senior Leadership Training Workshop - San Francisco, CA.
Two week intensive Senior Non-profit Leadership covering how to create budgets, Hiring practices, supervision models, Cithand County billing and payment syatems. Contract monitoring needs and practices.Writting Proposals for cith contracts. 2014
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Non-profit Managment- Berkeley, CA
BANSA Non-Profit Leadership Training Program. Completed successfully and in the top of my class. 2007
18 Month Mental Health Case Manager Training. Intensive 18-month mental health case management training offered by the State of California Mental Health Association. Covering all aspects of supervisory needs in working with ASW and MSW level Case Managers. Completed course and received certificate 1981
University of Georgia
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration and Management. ACTIVITIES AND HONORS:
Member National Association of Workforce Development Professionals. Presented Workshops at the national conferences on the following topics:
• 2010 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Workshop on "Using Harm Reduction in Workforce development"
• 2011 National Alliance to end Homelessness "Working with Homeless Youth and Workforce Development"
• 2011 California Workforce Association Workshop on "Homeless Youth and Workforce Development."
• 2012 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Workshop on " Using Harm Reduction Practices in Workforce Development and Housing"
• 2013 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Workshop on : Supported Employment Using the Stages of Change in Youth Workforce development. Co-Chair
San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition
Nov 2014 – Aug 2016
The San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition (YEC) represents the joint commitment of over sixty public and private non-profit youth service providers to advocate for youth employment in San Francisco. The coalition aims to improve communication and cooperation between youth serving agencies in SF, to engage SF businesses in partnerships to improve and expand employment opportunities for youth, to maximize the efficient use of current youth employment resources, to raise public awareness of youth employment and training, and to advance the positive image of youth. Member of the Board of Directors San Francisco LGBT Pride Committee Nov 2009 -March 2013
served as treasurer.
Member of the Board of Directors of And Castro 4 All. Jan 2006 - Nov 2007And Castro 4 all was an agency dedicated to the idea that all LGBT should have equal access to the LGBT community and services offered in the Castro Neighborhood including equal access to all night life and social events.
I was Highlighted for my work in Social Services in the San Francesco on line Press. How-the-lower-Polk- cbd-tackles-homelessness-with-compassion.
References available upon request.