Building a strong, communicative, and cohesive team is an integral part of being a successful and impactful nonprofit. I have always said that what happens inside the team happens outside with the population that we serve. With this philosophy I have developed strong leadership skills based in active listening, leading by example and inspiring my team to reveal their strengths and creativity.
In 2009 I earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University and immediately began practicing as a psychotherapist at a community mental health clinic providing individual and group psychotherapy. Since that time I have held a variety of executive nonprofit roles in Los Angeles. I have worked in the nonprofit world for 20 years and am committed to exploring alternative healing methods and creating conscious communities through a variety of modalities.
I specialize in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholder organizations and engaging staff, board members, donors and volunteers in long-term strategic planning.
My grant writing background is characterized by my steadfast dedication to enhancing organizational performance and achieving—and often exceeding—fundraising objectives. I have a strong history of success in researching policies, submitting grant proposals, and uncovering alternative funding sources. I have written LOI's and grant proposals for multiple organizations, overseen the fulfillment of grant requirements, produced progress reports, and successfully secured funds to accelerate the missions of each organization.