Employment History

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Public Health Analyst
2016 – Present
Office of Health Equity, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSAgov), HHS Rockville, MD
The Office of Health Equity (OHE) works to reduce health disparities so that communities and individuals can achieve their highest level of health.
Responsibilities:
Assisting with the promotion of public health programs for underserved populations.
Planning, developing, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating content or projected public health programs to assess their success in achieving objectives for various initiatives.
Working as part of a team to implement public health programs by providing support to national, state, and/or local agencies and organizations in the development, extension, and improvement of their public health care systems and services.
Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of public health program operations.
Researching information, generating reports, compiling data, designing limited studies, conducting surveys, and coordinating public health activities.
Conducting studies and performing other analytical work related to the planning, development, organization, administration, evaluation, and delivery of public health programs.
Reviewing legislation and public health policies to develop strategies and approaches for implementing programs, preparing issue and policy papers, and recommending related areas for improvement.
Evaluating information and initiate research to validate existing policy and/or new programs or policies to help OHE meet goals.


2016 – 2016
Senior Program Manager, Disability and Public Health
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Silver Spring, MD

Leading and implementing capacity development activities and technical assistance for the AUCD network, under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).

Responsibilities:

  • Working with AUCD network, partners, and national work groups to disseminate public health workforce competencies on including people living with disabilities
  • Managing  and leading projects under a CDC cooperative agreement, as well as other projects and sub awards
  • Supervising the Public Health Team
  • Conduct and supervise site visits with project partners
  • Managing contracts and subawards
  • Grant writing and development
  • Budgeting and contract management
  • Managing work groups, advisory groups, and national advocacy groups
  • Creating content for annual reports and continuations for projects
  • Create content for websites, policy briefs, and training modules
  • Actively works to create cohesiveness across AUCD’s public health programs through communication and technical assistance
  • Developing and giving presentations, training and training materials
  • Serve as liaison with project sites and other partners
  • Writing and developing progress reports and project documentation to include evaluation and partner outreach plans
  • Representing the AUCD network as well as the cooperative agreement at meetings and conferences in different locations

2015 – 2016
Public Health Program Manager
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Silver Spring, MD

Working under the supervision of the Director of Public Health implemented capacity development activities and technical assistance for the AUCD network
Responsibilities:
  • Working with AUCD network, partners, and national work groups to review, field test, revise, and disseminate public health workforce competencies on including people living with disabilities
  • Managing projects under a CDC cooperative agreement, as well as other projects
  • Managing work groups, advisory groups
  • Create content for websites and training modules
  • Actively works to create cohesiveness across AUCD’s public health programs through communication and technical assistance
  • Developing and giving presentations, training and training materials as requested regarding project activities and responding to questions from participating sites as needed
  • Serve as liaison with project sites and other partners
  • Coordinating the scheduling and development of technical assistance events, meetings, webinars, and conference calls
  • Provide information to the AUCD network and the general public as appropriate on project efforts through web postings, newsletters and electronic publications
  • Representing the AUCD network as well as the cooperative agreement at meetings and conferences in different locations
 
 
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2015 – Present
Public Member – Appointment by the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
Rockville, MD

The responsibilities of the committee include annually updating the IACC Strategic Plan for ASD, preparing an annual summary of advances in ASD research, monitoring federal ASD activities, and providing guidance to the HHS Secretary on matters related to ASD. 


 

2014 – 2015

Senior Program Specialist
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Silver Spring, MD
 

Working under the supervision of the Director, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Technical Assistance. Assisted with managing technical assistance activities of AUCD’s cooperative agreement with the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The cooperative agreement is funded under the Autism Cares Act and provides funding for the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC), supporting the national networks of MCHB-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with managing technical assistance activities such as webinars, in-person and virtual meetings, trainings, topical work groups, and quality improvement initiatives
  • Develop web content, informational materials, training and technical materials, and other publications and resources to meet the needs of grantees
  • Assist with coordination and serve as AUCD consultant on MCHB site visits
  • Respond to requests for information and assistance from member centers and programs, federal MCHB project officers, and other partners
  • Represent the AUCD office, AUCD network members, and the cooperative agreement on advisory groups and at meetings and conferences locally and nationally
  • Assist the MCH Technical Assistance Director and other project staff in the coordination of technical
  • assistance and network efforts
  • Carry out activities that further the mission and goals of AUCD

2013 – 2014
Faculty, Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Va-LEND) Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
 

Responsibilities:

  • Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Teamwork
  • Va- LEND program Interdisciplinary Clinic Coordinator
  • Create curriculum on cultural competency
  • Classroom management and instruction
  • Work with key project staff to determine timelines and benchmarks for activities
  • Gather information from respective partners for programmatic and fiscal reporting
  • Coordinate the work of project programmatic activities with the project evaluator and assist with implementation of the evaluation plan
  • Participate in national project meetings as appropriate
  • Create training content on cultural competency and health disparities
  •  Lead initiatives to create and maintain cultural competency
 

2013 – 2014
Project Manager, ASD Early STEP
Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Project manager of the statewide Autism Spectrum Disorder implementation grant

 
Responsibilities:
  • Worked with key project staff to determine timelines and benchmarks for activities
  • Gathered information from respective partners for programmatic and fiscal reporting
  • Coordinated the work of project programmatic activities with the project evaluator and assist with implementation of the evaluation plan
  • Participated in national project meetings as appropriate
  • Created training content on cultural competency and health disparities
  • Lead initiatives to create and maintain cultural competency


2013 – 2013
Board Member
Autism Society of America, Central Virginia Chapter
Richmond, VA
 
Responsibilities:
  • Community outreach
  • Program support
  • Fundraising and development
  • Strategic Planning
 
 

2013 – 2014
Engagement Manager
Autism Support Services Education & Training Program- A.S.S.E.T
Youth & Family Services of Virginia 
Midlothian, VA

Responsibilities:
  • Management of in home behavioral specialists to ensure fidelity of interventions
  • Administered VB-MAPP assessments and Functional Behavior Analysis
  • Creation of Individual Service Plan (ISP) as developed by clinical team and family, and ensures goals and objectives follow ABA principles
  • Provided educational, medical, and other advocacy
  • Analysis of data collection, staff training, and report writing
  • Parent advocacy, parent education, educational advocacy, and case management
  • Utilized the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to evaluate and treat targeted socially significant behaviors
  • Supervised the implementation of treatment plans for fidelity by Behavior Coaches
  • Training in ABA and parent advocacy
  • Monthly reports for clients to evaluate progress and modify treatment plans
  • Reported to the Clinical Director of the ASSET program.
 

2012 – 2013 
Behavior Specialist
Grafton Integrated Health Network
Midlothian, VA

Responsibilities:
  • Direct delivery of behavioral services to children and families by utilizing the strategies and principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Implemented goals and objectives to ensure safety and engagement in appropriate instructional, leisure, and daily living activities within a natural environment, and under the supervision of a BCBA
  • Provide services in family homes or other appropriate settings
  • Reported to Director, ABA Services
 
 
 

2011 – 2012 
Instructional Assistant
Henrico County Public Schools
Richmond, VA

Responsibilities:
  • Assisted the lead teacher with lesson plans, and classroom management
  • Teaching duties twice per week on language arts and music and movement.
  • Helped to identify children in need of services
  • Assisted with implementing the student’s IEP
  • Assistance in preschool classrooms and Autism classrooms
  • Completion of behavioral observations, data collection
 
 
2005 – 2006
Records Management Analyst
Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
 
Responsibilities:
  • Create and maintain databases, spreadsheets and diagrams for the Records Management DepartmentCreate Visio diagrams of workflow, and processes
  • Maintain spreadsheets and information in the Domino Records Management System
  • Creation of training programs and e-learning curriculum
 
 
 
2004 – 2005
Manager, Business Analysis
MicroStrategy
McLean, VA
 
Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement IT program to support worldwide cost savings initiatives, global remote office implementations
  • Managed world-wide IT budgeting 
  • Implement Home Office policy and IT assessment for small offices


2001 – 2004
Technology Strategist
Capital One 
Glen Allen, VA
 
Responsibilities:
  • Worked in the office of the CTO researching current and future technology useful to the business
  • Lead and managed research projects to assist in developing grounded product and strategy recommendations and assess impact to Capital One
  • Point of contact to submit, and assist with all research inquiries with external research analyst services for the Strategic Technology department in the Office of the CTO
  • Provided grounded recommendations and assessments of technology
  • Project Management