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Highly certified leader with over 15 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education and government agencies specializing in business management and consulting, including extensive experience in strategic development, State agency relationship development, and change management to facilitate organizational growth, giving voice and raising awareness on important issues, and performance improvement.
Strategic Planning & Development
Client Relationship Management
Public Policy & Outreach Campaigns
Social Media Crisis Management
Forecasting & Budgeting
Large Scale Fundraising
Office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Annapolis, MD, 12/2015 to present
Special Executive Appointee
Design and coordinate complex and special projects for the Governor, Lt. Governor, Acting Secretaries, Secretary and Executive Directors related to strategic initiatives and unique programs.
Serve as liaison and strategic consultant for the Governor and Lt. Governor for the Administration on Rural Health Care Policy as well as lead advisor in constructing the MDH 2018 Legislative Package.
Manage, develop and direct a team of 8 Senior Cabinet Appointments, 24 Local Health Department Officers, elected officials and the Opioid Operational Enterprise Grants Management $50 Million budget.
Proficiently developed thematic topics, conducted research and due diligence to develop legislative proposals in four high-priority areas including opioid or substance-use disorder/abuse related legislation.
Provide guidance and assistance to Directors, Deputy Secretaries and others in matters of State and local policy as well as in legislative, regulatory, and budgetary issues.
Governor s Office of Children, Annapolis, MD, 01/2016 08/2016
Communications, Legislative Liaison and Public Policy Analyst
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple levels of responsibilities and duties through leading as spokeswoman for special projects, establishing more than 250 new working relationships, and managing all aspects of creation, development, and execution of research reports, project charters, statements, press releases, talking points, and fact sheets.
Created op-eds, press releases, statements, social media posts, and speeches for senior executive leaders.
Presented comprehensive reports to senior and executive leaders regarding audience analysis.
Liaison for senior leadership and media outlets for interviews in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Vanderbilt Webster Consultants, 02/2000 12/2015
Partner & Senior Consultant
Provided astute and results-achieving public relations consulting services for a highly diverse client base in every area of strategic management, human resources, administration, operations, development and communications. Additional areas of expertise include advising nonprofits in fundraising and successful grant writing.
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Inc. (MWPH), Baltimore, MD, 08/2006 06/2008
Director of Development & External Relations
Spearheaded prime model for new institutional leadership between The Johns Hopkins Health System, University of Maryland Medical Systems and MWPH Foundation Boards.
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Professional Experience, continued
Developed creative and effective approach to public relations, marketing, government affairs, and fundraising activities to focus on re-branding, capital campaign planning, annual giving, major gifts fundraising, planned giving, grant writing, moves management, as well and board development.
Leveraged seasoned expertise in project development and marketing to increase operational revenue by $1.5M in 12 months, including assistance through re-branding process across multiple media outlets.
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 08/2003 06/2006
Director of Development & External Affairs
Oversaw $12M endowment, and created more than $1.8M in financial funding from numerous strategies and sources for operations through proactive identification and capitalization of funding opportunities.
Acted as advisor to Dean regarding public relations, served as primary media contact, crisis communication specialist and spokesperson for Merrick School of Business.
Arthritis Foundation Maryland Chapter, 02/2002 05/2003
VP of Development
Raised $725,000 in new financial support while expertly managing chapter-wide fundraising programs as well as message development and media relations strategies.
Assisted with lobbying within both State and Federal Governments.
Additional Career Experience
Acting Director of Development/Assoc. Director of Major Gifts, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Finance Director, Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Campaign Committee
Deputy Finance Director/Event Coordinator, Ellen Sauerbrey for Governor Campaign Committee
Client Liaison, Alex Brown & Sons, Inc. - Investment Banking, Health Care Division
Director of Speaker Bureau, Accuracy in Media, Inc.
Masters of Art in Legal and Ethical Studies
University of Baltimore
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts/Public Relations
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Raising More Money by Terry Axelrod
CFRE Certificate of Completion
Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook)
- Adobe, FOXPRO 25, Aristotle, Lotus Organizer, ALADIN, Blackbaud-The Raiser's Edge 7, GroupWise, People Soft, Team Approach, Westlaw, LexisNexis
Activities and Affiliations
Loyola-Blakefield School Mother s Committee Member; Loyola-Blakefield Middle School Parent Advisor and Ski Club Chaperon, Havre de Grace Elementary School PTA; Baltimore Flower Mart 2008 Event Committee; Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); Association of Fundraising Professionals-Board Member & Government Affair Chair 06- 08; Shrine of the Sacred Heart; The Center Club-Young Members Board Committee; Chesapeake Planned Giving Counsel; Associate Black Charities; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; National Committee on Planned Giving; Mt. Washington/Cheswolde Community Association Board Member.
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