- Major Accomplishments
- Client List
- Awards and Publications
- Community Affairs and Affiliations
Oakland, CA Nov. 2003
Consultant to the nonprofit and philanthropic communities in: Organizational Development, Executive Coaching and Planning, Marketing and Promotion, Human Resource Development, Board Development, Governance and Fund Development
Developed and implemented internal financial controls of infant disability agency resulting in secure cash management.
Reduced expenses by consolidating positions and programs for youth development organization.
Strategically restructured staffing for operational efficiency at K-12 environmental education organization.
Coordinated management transition and designed new operational structure to ensure mission fulfillment and future growth of youth development organization.
Designed and implemented new development department for public health agency expanding from regional to national structure.
Conducted successful national executive management search for social justice and mental health non profits.
Facilitated strategic decoupling of two allied organization and implemented independence plan for social justice organization.
Designed new communication channels and reporting structures, policies and procedures, resulting in more efficient and effective daily operations of youth development agency.
Women's Therapy Center , El Cerrito, CA
Watershed Project , Richmond, CA
Worksafe, Oakland, CA
Workplace Fairness, San Francisco, CA
Community Network for Youth Development, San Francisco
Blind Babies Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education, Oakland, CA
Convervatree, San Francisco, CA
California State University - Social Work, Sacramento, CA
National Brain Tumor Foundation
October 1997 - November 2003
Designed and managed pediatric and adult grant making program that consistently funded innovative medical research. Expanded agency four-fold, reduced management and fundraising expenses to less than 12%, diversified funding base and increased fundraising income by 48%. Developed cash and investment policies that increased overall agency revenue. Established annual board self-assessment process, professional development program, continuous quality improvement and strategic planning process. Developed and implemented marketing plan to reach national constituent base.
Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank
February 1993 - September 1997
Deputy Director - Marketing and Client Development
Managed all aspects of marketing and market development for non-profit, regional anatomical organ procurement agency. Set internal and external agency marketing strategy and developed and supervised all aspects of each program including event planning, multi-agency promotions, media relations and outreach to hospitals, schools and the general public. Increased anatomical donor activity by 8% per year for three years, achieving the highest performance year in the agency’s history.
Rides for Bay Area Commuters, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
October 1991 - March 1992
Department Manager, Vanpool Services
Supervision, operations and marketing of vanpool services for this large non-profit ridesharing organization. Designed highly effective marketing strategy and significantly enhanced customer service level. Successfully cultivated a cohesive and very productive team from a loose-knit work group that had been without a manager for over two years.
Conservatree Paper Company
San Francisco, CA
January 1988 - October 1991
Manager, Marketing and Customer Service
Designed and implemented all marketing programs including product development, direct mail, and public relations. Managed Customer Service Department (staff of five) in operations, sales training and motivation, problem solving, and claims. Successfully launched unique marketing program to distribute private label paper to regional merchants, resulting in significant increase in product awareness and sales.
MBA, Management and Marketing - Golden Gate University, 1986
BFA, Environmental Design (Interior Architecture) - California College of Arts and Crafts, 1979
Dedicated Service Award, 1993 and 1997 - Oregon Donor Program
Outstanding Service Award, 1995 - Oregon Donor Program
“Routine Inquiry For Organ Donation: The Oregon Experience”, Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Volume 6, Number 3, September 1994, pp. 567-574
“Fueling the Power of Help, Hope and Healing”, Society for Neuroscience Neuroscience Newsletter, March – April 2000, p. 9
Editorials and Editorial Responses in New York Newsday, Daily Journal of Commerce, Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, The Oregonian, Idaho Statesman.
Progressive Consultants Network - East Bay Chapter
Women In Consulting – SF Bay Area Chapter
Brain Tumor Action Week – Chair of national event: 2002, 2000, 1999
North American Brain Tumor Coalition, Board of Directors, 1997-2003 Advocacy, Finance, Pediatrics, Nominating, and Business Plan Committees. Served at Vice Chair, 2000-2001
Oregon Donor Program, Board of Directors, 1993-1997. Marketing, Legislative Affairs, Teen committees.
Idaho Donor Network, Co-Founder and Director, 1993-1997
National Kidney Foundation, Board of Directors, 1987-1989. Adolescent Patient Services and Fundraising committees.
Life long volunteer on various local and national political campaigns and community events.