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Dynamic Community Development Professional
02.477.C.09

A dynamic community development professional with 15 years of experience building 75 collaborative partnerships among healthcare agencies, not-for-profit organizations, higher educational institutions, corporations and governmental agencies in a five-city area representing 250,000 people.

Expertise includes outstanding planning, developing, and evaluating community improvement programs and assessing local residents’ needs.  A respected community leader possessing strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

EXPERIENCE

Citrus Valley Health Partners, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, Glendora, California                             1994-2009

Director, Community Education and Outreach

Led hospital efforts to provide community education and outreach services in the East San Gabriel Valley.  Held multiple leadership positions in Chambers of Commerce, not-for-profit organizations and local community agencies, integrating the hospital into the community.

  • Developed 125 health fairs, immunization clinics, health screening programs, senior expos and community events involving 150 community agencies, reaching 200,000 community members.

  • Presided over or served on 42 hospital and community boards of directors or committees leading to 145 community improvement projects.

  • Marketed physician and hospital services to the northeast San Gabriel Valley.

  • Instructed health education classes, including stress management, arthritis and fibromyalgia self-help, cancer prevention, and breast health classes for 1,500 participants.

  • Designed educational curriculum and marketing materials for 50 health education programs that reached 150,000 individuals.

  • Led a community-wide initiative that reached 25,000 residents and made Glendora one of only 35 cities in the state to be designated a “California Healthy City”.

  • Collected, compiled and analyzed data for community needs assessments and community benefit reports, including surveys of 250 community groups, interviews with 25 community stakeholders and ten focus groups.

University of La Verne, La Verne, California                                                                                    2002-Present

Adjunct Instructor, Community Service Learning

Taught undergraduate classes in the value of community service for not-for-profit organizations for a private, accredited university with 7,372 students.

  • Created partnerships between the university and 26 not-for-profit organizations that led to 245 volunteer student placements. 

  • Instructed undergraduate students and facilitated discussions on the importance of community engagement and civic responsibility.

  • Counseled students on matching career goals with service learning sites.

  • Developed curriculum and exercises for students to reflect on values and optimize learning experiences in volunteering.

  • Consulted with the Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Programs to determine effectiveness and alignment of the curriculum with university goals and objectives.

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Sepulveda, California                                                          1991-1994

Wellness Program Coordinator

Developed and coordinated a comprehensive wellness program for 1,000 medical center employees.

  • Supervised all aspects of the program, including health education classes; gym activities; golf, basketball and volleyball tournaments; special events; health fairs; and the marketing and evaluation of the program.

  • Created policies, procedures, forms, incentive programs and marketing materials used to initiate the wellness program.

  • Recruited 85 program volunteers and coordinated annual recognition events.

  • Developed comprehensive evaluation procedures that measured employee morale, satisfaction with the program and fitness levels.

BOARD AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS

Organization

 

Function/Principal Activity

YWCA, San Gabriel Valley:
Provides senior services, shelter for victims of domestic violence and programs for women and girls.

 

Vice President (2006-Present)
Board Member (2005-Present)
Advisory Board, Women of Achievement (2009)
Chair, CEO Search Committee (2008)

Glendora Chamber of Commerce:
Provides services and cooperative marketing programs for businesses serving the greater Glendora area.

 

President (2008-Present)
Chair, Business Affairs (2007-Present)
Chair, Scholarship Committee (2007-Present)
Board Member (2004-Present)
Chair, Nominating Committee (2008)
Chair, Great Glendora Festival (2001-2002)
Chair, Health Services Committee (1997-1999)

Azusa Chamber of Commerce:
Provides services and cooperative marketing programs for businesses serving the greater Azusa area.

 

President (2002-2003)
Board Member (1999-2004)
Chair, Education Programs (1999-2001)
Strategic Planning Committee (1999-2000)

City of Azusa, Inaugural Citizen’s Congress:
A group that contributed to the development of a city master plan.

 

Citizens Congress Delegate (2000)

Foothills Sunrise Rotary Club:
Serving the cities of Azusa, Glendora and Irwindale.

 

Program Chair (1998-2000)

American Cancer Society:
East San Gabriel Valley Unit

 

Chair, Relay for Life (2000)
Nominating Committee Chair (1998-1999)
President (1996-1998)
Charter Member, Advisory Council (1995-1999)
Chair, Cancer Control (1994-1996)

American Cancer Society:
Los Angeles Regional Council

 

L.A. Regional Colon Cancer Outreach (1999)
Council Member (1996-1999)

American Heart Association:
San Gabriel Valley Chapter

 

Board Member and Vice Chair (1994-1995)
Chair, Education Programs (1994-1995)

American Cancer Society:
San Gabriel and Pomona Valley Unit

 

Chair, Community Programs (1990-1994)

 

EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Doctor of Philosophy, Education, 2005

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Master of Public Health, 1990

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Bachelor of Art, Social Ecology, 1998

Other Courses: Leadership, train-the-trainer, stress management, strategic planning, time management, communications, budgeting, human resources, business plan writing, grant writing, marketing, psychology and health, ergonomics, Quick Books

PUBLICATIONS

Preparing for the New Year!”  Glendora Chamber of Commerce Business View , Jan/Feb, 2009
Using Your Benefits Over the HolidaysGlendora Chamber of Commerce Business View,  Nov/Dec, 2008
“Fall Events in Full Swing”  Glendora Chamber of Commerce Business View,  Sep/Oct, 2008
Planning Ahead for Summer”  Glendora Chamber of Commerce Business View,  Jul/Aug, 2008
Course Completion and Older Adult Students: The effects of self-efficacy, self-regulation, and motivation.  (2005).  ProQuest, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Partnership for a Healthier Community: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Project.  Poster for the National Council on the Aging Conference, 1998

AWARDS

Azusa Chamber of Commerce, “Super Star Player Award”, 2004
YWCA of San Gabriel Valley, “Citrus Valley Health Partners, Women of Achievement”, 1999
Glendora Chamber of Commerce, “President’s Award”, 1998
American Cancer Society, California Division’s Recognition Award, “One in a Million”, 1997
American Cancer Society, San Gabriel Valley, “Outstanding Volunteer”, 1993

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