Event planning combined with discerning experience in designing, arranging and coordinating every detail of various types of events such as, client appreciation events, promotional trade-shows, business meetings, exhibitions, non-profit fundraisers, and social events. Also advanced in accounts receivable, budgeting, financial administration, invoice management, account reconciliation, document control, HIPAA, medical office billing and adjudication.
Detail oriented Result/goal oriented Self-Motivated Articulate Creative Strong verbal communication skills for dealing effectively with all types of personalities. Superb organizational skills – Ability to prioritize, multi-task, lead, direct, and solve problems effectively.
Event Planner and Private Chef, Chicago-St. Louis
Q-Tea-Pie – Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO
July 2005 to Present
Specializing in desserts, pastries, small bites catering, meeting and event planning, vacation organization, conferences, and social events. Management of facility selection, contracting, pricing, transportation, accommodations, food and beverage selections and audio/visual service arrangements. Supervising production of events working with event sponsors and internal/external teams on all aspects of planning the event.
Health Information Management and Claims Reimbursement
BJC Behavioral Health – St. Louis, MO
October 2017 to October 2018
Responsible for contacting patients and responsible parties to update accounts for income and insurance. Resolves all patient financial correspondence. Manual and electronic billing for multiple government, managed care and private pay payers within payer specific contractual, regulatory and departmental guidelines.
Assistant CBC Billing LTC/SNF Specialist
Omnicare Pharmacy - Florissant, MO
July 2014 to October 2017
Managed new patient account and insurance updates. Communicated directly with long term care facilities via telephone, fax and email. Verified patient data and billing information. Regularly completed paperwork and entered prescription and insurance billing information into patient profiles. Strictly maintained customer and patient confidentiality. Promptly handled all private pay and facility billing calls and customers' medical question. Precisely processed third party prescriptions and managed billing for adjudication review.
Career Diploma in Gourmet Cooking and Catering
Ashworth College 2018
Career Diploma in Wedding Planning
Ashworth College 2017
Career Diploma in Event Planning
Ashworth College 2016
Associates in Culinary Arts
Robert Morris College - Aurora, IL 2006
Wilton School of Cake Decorating- Woodridge, IL 2005
Serv-Safe Food Service Sanitation- 2005
Awards and achievements
Dean’s List 2005-2006- Robert Morris University
Graduated with Honors from Ashworth College
Featured Chef at the inaugural By Women For Women annual event at Center on Halsted
Cake decorating instructor at Silver Fork for Center on Halsted-Chicago-2015
Human Rights Campaign Gala Volunteer Committee Chairperson- 2013
East Aurora Alumni Association Events Committee Chair-2006-2011
Founder and Director of Team 101 Chicago 501(c) (3) -2010-2017
Special events volunteer at Center on Halsted Youth Program- 2006-2016
Warriors to Work-Wounded Warrior Project
Supervisor-HIMS-BJC Behavioral Health
Team Lead-Accounts Receivable-Omnicare Pharmacy
Senior Managing Director LGBTQ Community Initiative-Teach for America