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4524 Cherry Lane
Washington, D.C. 20006

Senior Manager, MSW, with a large nonprofit organization. Possess skills in all aspects of fiscal management including budgets and contracting of services; adept at resolving conflicts and encouraging positive relationships; dedicated to supporting and guiding staff in professional development; skilled at working with professional staff, board members, and teen and adult volunteers.

Washington Community Center, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Executive Director of Adult Services, 2008–present
Supervise four directors at two sites; responsibilities include programming, fiscal management, and human services. Train for and develop interdepartmental cooperation and cohesiveness.

  • Develop business plans with department directors.
  • Serve on management program team of the agency.
  • Provide vision and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Implement strategic plan for adult services.
  • Research and write grants.
  • Develop and implement trip programs for the over-55 population.
  • Serve on citywide committees dealing with transportation and nutrition concerns for low income adult population.
  • Develop and implement the silent auction event for agency’s annual fundraiser.

Director of Camping and Outdoor Recreational Services, 1996–2008
Supervised 10 directors at four sites; responsibilities included program supervision, fiscal management, human resources, general operations, and camp and staff recruitment.

  • Developed and monitored budgets in excess of $1.65 million.
  • Served as management liaison between executive and departmental staff.
  • Provided information and feedback to board subcommittee and at board meetings.
  • Managed overall outdoor facility including sites for day and residential camps, outdoor pool complex, and family park for a community center with 10,000 members.
  • Assessed, developed, and implemented programs to meet the community’s needs.
  • Developed program for teenage volunteers to perform community service.
  • Served as point person in coordinating entire agency programs and events for the community.
  • Conducted needs assessment and research for strategic plan concerning facilities and programs.
  • Developed alumni association as an affinity group to facilitate development efforts.
  • Led formation of intergenerational programs; Grandparents’ Day at camp, cooking and art classes, and lifetime university for adults.

Director of Camp, 1992–1996

  • Provided direct supervision of 140 staff members and over 450 campers.
  • Implemented the enrollment campaign, including development of new brochures, video, and other marketing material as well as conceptualized and created camp visits that resulted in a 30 percent increase in camper enrollment.
  • Enhanced the special needs camp program to include work-study and overnight options.
  • Supervised kitchen, medical, and operation managers.
  • Purchased services in areas of food, equipment, and recreational program supplies with a budget of approximately $500,000.
  • Created and implemented outdoor education adventure program for teens.

Children and Teen Program Director, 1988–1992

  • Developed and implemented classes and programs for children and youth.
  • Hired and supervised staff to run individual programs.
  • Developed elementary age vacation programs still in use today.

Arlington County Schools, 1984—1988
Learning Disabilities Tutor

  • Provided academic and socialization support to middle school students.

Master of Social Science Administration 1984, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Special Education 1980, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


  • American Camping Association—accreditation team (2005-present)
  • Camping Alliance—membership chairperson and secretary (1999-2003)
  • American Camping Association—state camp representative (1992-1997)
  • Network of Professionals—steering committee and membership chairperson (1989-1992)
  • YMCA, Washington, D.C.—led support group for women on separation and divorce (1986-1989)

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