Leadership and oversight of collaborative early childhood, education and community-based initiatives supported by government organizations as well as private and philanthropic institutions. Among these:
Seventeen (17) years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, communications and market research. Included positions with Levy, King & White Advertising/Quantum Analysis, Empire of America Federal Savings Bank, Media Pros of WNY, National Fuel and my independent consulting practice. Notable clients included The Buffalo Sabres, Dunlop Tire, Fisher-Price/Mattel, Mentholatum-Rohto Pharmaceutical Company and Rich Products Corporation.
Child Development & Education
Doctoral fellowship in Educational Assessment that included extensive qualitative research around assessment and educational reform. Eight (8) years of teaching experience in Buffalo-area private and public schools.
Sixteen (16) years of leadership in roles that included Help Me Grow National Center Implementation Expert, New York State Lead for Help Me Grow, Director of Help Me Grow Western New York, CEO of Child Care Resource Network (Buffalo), Assistant Vice President and Education Director for United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Marketing/Development Director for Western New York's Skating Athletes Bold at Heart (SABAH). Currently a contracted Implementation Expert for Help Me Grow National Center.
B.S., Marketing/Management/Statistics, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Ed.M., Elementary Education SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Doctoral Fellowship, Educational Assessment SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Permanent New York State Teaching Certification, Grades Prekindergarten through 6
Alumnus, Health Leadership Fellows Program, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
Implementation Science, University of California-San Francisco
Professional Journal Publications