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Seeking Director-level role in Behavioral Health

Clinical Supervision ~ Regulatory Compliance ~ Budget Administration

Human Resources Management ~ Staff Development ~ Strategic Planning





         Offer solid clinical background and exemplary talents in program development, capturing cost savings, driving quality improvement, increasing revenues, and maximizing patient satisfaction across the age spectrum.

  • Outstanding strengths in case management, coordination of clinical care, health & family education, patient relations, clinical documentation, crisis intervention, and regulatory compliance.

         Over 10+ years of director-level experience within behavioral health settings and possess extensive psychiatric experience within inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, and crisis services.

         Demonstrated success in orchestrating projects and processes to elevate quality and fortify compliance while gaining high levels of employee and patient satisfaction.

         Apply considerable business savvy to define goals, uncover challenges or gaps in service, swiftly drive corrective action, and bolster profitability.

         Highly regarded for integrity, commitment to confidentiality, and a team player work approach.

         Strong expertise in psychodiagnostics evaluation and psychiatric treatment planning.

         Authored two national practice guidelines reaching more than 100,000 patients in three states.

         Published seven peer-reviewed articles and two chapters in nationally recognized nursing texts (publications and presentations provided upon request).



Professional Experience


Good Shepherd Services, Baltimore, MD, 2016 to Present

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

         Spearhead operations for residential treatment facility serving adolescents inclusive of clinical services, staff leadership, continuous improvement, regulatory compliance, and quality control & assurance.

         Direct three clinical teams and hold accountability for completing all psychiatric evaluations, prescribing and managing psychotropic medications, coordinating care with outside consultants, and managing all aspect of care from admission through discharge.

         Facilitate process groups, medication management groups, psychoeducational groups, and support groups.

         Streamlined clinical rounds by improving communication and cohesiveness among staff, and enhanced staff competency by creating and instituting educational programs for nurses, CRNPs, social workers, and residential staff members.

         Drastically reduced restraint by 60% by mentoring and guiding nurses in improving assessment skills.


Private Practice, Moorestown, NJ, 2009 to 2015

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Owner

         Independently managed the complete spectrum of operations for psychiatric practice specializing in addictions, outpatient treatment for sex offenders, and transitioning incarcerated individuals into community.

         Delivered comprehensive psychiatric consultations to primary care practices, correctional centers, hospices, and home healthcare patients regarding effective integration of physical health and mental health issues.

         Administered psychiatric evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment to caseload of 400+ patients.

         Demonstrated polished leadership skills as preceptor and mentor to psychiatric nurse practitioner interns.


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Center for Family Guidance, Marlton, NJ, 2002 to 2008

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

         Established psychiatric consultation-liaison and crisis management service with 24/7 responsibility for three acute care facilities (600 beds) and 100-bed LTC facility and primary care offices.

         Conducted up to 20 psychiatric evaluations per day while ensuring appropriate integration of medical and psychiatric care.

         Administered psychodiagnostic evaluations, prescribed and monitored psychotropic medications, provided crisis intervention and psychotherapy services, developed treatment plans, and established discharge plans.

         Merged clinical expertise with sound business acumen to generate $250K in new revenue in three months.

         Methodically formulated three evidenced-based practice protocols on postpartum depression, managing delirium in older adults, and monitoring suicidal patients to effectively reach 75,000 patients annually.


UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine-Department of Psychiatry, Cherry Hill, NJ, 2001 to 2002

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurse

         Provided psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy services for up to 20 patients per day including 10 HIV/AIDS patients daily within an infectious disease outpatient practice.

         Delivered influential psychiatric consultation to three acute care medical-surgical hospitals.


Northern Virginia Community Hospital, Arlington, VA, 1999 to 2001

Director, Behavioral Health Services

         Governed clinical operations for multi-program psychiatric service line comprised of three managers and 60 FTEs; oversaw long-range and short-term planning, HR management, regulatory compliance, accreditation processes, staff development, physician relations, and quality management programs.

         Diligently controlled $2.7M budget and held 24/7 responsibility for a 34-bed locked inpatient unit, outpatient, and 20-person partial hospitalization program, ER crisis management services, and full admissions services.

         Analyzed and strategically eliminated RN agency use to slash costs by $420K annually.


Psychiatric Institute of Washington, Washington, DC, 1996 to 1999

Director, HIV-Psychiatric Services / Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

         Aligned, mobilized, and proficiently directed 35 interdisciplinary FTEs throughout 12-bed psychiatric unit and 15-patient partial care program which addressed addiction, substance abuse, LGBT issues, psychiatric disorders, and HIV.

         Cost-effectively administered $1.9M budget, and leveraged substantial managerial talents toward structuring and monitoring inpatient services, outpatient & partial programs, marketing, admissions, human resources management, budgeting, QI, and regulatory compliance.

         Increased ADC partial program admissions from 7 to 20 and propelled program referral base to expand payer mix to 60% private insurance base.


Brawner Mental Health Systems, Jonesboro, Georgia, 1995 to 1996

Director / Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Geropsychiatric Services

         Steered all facets of operations for 35-bed geriatric unit and outpatient program including $1.2M budget, human resources, QI staff education, leadership of 25 FTEs, medication management, psychiatric commitments, psychotherapy services, support groups, and educating families.

         Championed 50% increase of inpatient admissions and 35% growth in partial program admissions.

         Fueled revenue by $400K in six months and resourcefully teamed with marketing department to markedly increase referral base from 5 to 15 facilities.


Prior Engagements:


Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Group Health Association, Fairfax, VA

Hospice / AIDS / Behavioral Health Home Care Nurse, Alliance Against AIDS, Washington, DC

Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Head Nurse, US Army Nurse Corps-Fort Carson, CO


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Doctor of Nursing Practice, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Post-Master s Certificate, Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC


Licensure & Certifications


Registered Professional Nurse and Psychiatric APN with Prescriptive Authority, PA, NJ, DE

Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Psychiatric Clinical Specialist, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified Group Psychotherapist, American Group Psychotherapy Association

Board Certified Bereavement Trauma Specialist, American Academy of Experts on Trauma

Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center

Board Certified Perinatal Loss Counseling, Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center

Fellow in Thanatology, Association for Death Education and Counseling


Recent Achievements


Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner of Year, SPAPN/NJSNA - 2016

Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners - 2014 to Present

Undergraduate Teaching Award, Rutgers, College of Nursing - 2012


Recent Teaching Roles


Chatham University, Department of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010 to Present

Adjunct Instructor, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


Rutgers University-Newark, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ, 2012 to 2015

Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Specialty Director Psychiatric Nursing

Clinical Assistant Professor


AmeriTech College, Provo, UT, 2013 to 2015

Adjunct Instructor, RN to BSN Program


Professional Activities


President, Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses-NJSNA, 2013 to Present

State Joint Protocol Task Force/NJSNA, 2013 to Present

Item Writer, ADEC Thanatology Certification Program, 2012 to Present

Executive Advisory Board, Recovery and Monitoring Program/NJSNA, 2011 to Present

Conference Planning Committee, Contemporary Forums, 2011 to Present

Site Evaluator, Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 2010 to Present



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I am currently seeking a challenging Director-level career opportunity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.


In addition to exceptional academic credentials including a Doctorate and two Master s degrees, I bring to you a solid background as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, outstanding staff development skills, and proven talents in caring for patients across the life span while seamlessly collaborating with interdisciplinary health care team members to ensure the utmost quality and efficiency of care. To complement these qualifications, I offer polished budgeting, managerial, strategic planning, and decision-making skills which are paramount in a senior leadership capacity.


As a proactive contributor to your facility, you will find me to be a stellar leader committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through a seasoned career in behavioral health and significant clinical leadership experience. I am confident that I could be an asset to <INSERT NAME OF ORGANIZATION>, and will call you later in the week to see if we can schedule a time to meet.






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