Health Wellness Project Manager in Seattle WA Resume Athena Peterson by AthenaPeterson1

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Athena Peterson is an impassioned mental health advocate: An empathetic, caring individual seeking to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of individuals and those that serve them. Athena possesses a clinical background in mental health, with ten years’ experience as a therapist and developer of impactful programs.

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									                                     ATHENA PETERSON
          Address: Woodinville, WA    98072 | Phone: 206-255-6050 | Email: aspeterson77@gmail.com

                                 -PROFESSIONAL PROFILE-
        Impassioned mental health advocate: An empathetic, caring individual seeking to make a difference
        in the health and wellbeing of individuals and those that serve them. Clinical background in mental
        health, with ten years’ experience as a therapist and developer of impactful programs.
        Credentialed and accomplished: A Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s in Clinical
        Psychology. Recognized by Army Corps of Engineers, University of Washington, King County
        Sherriff’s Office and a national news organization for expertise and excellence. Winner of multiple
        awards for achievement and leadership from Abbot Labs and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
        Diligent and driven: A mission-centric self-starter who also thrives in team-oriented service delivery
        and project/program management efforts. Outstanding organizational, problem solving and
        administrative abilities.
        Communications-savvy: Understands how to deliver meaningful messaging to diverse audiences.
        Comfortable collaborating and building relationships with C-Level executives and key decision makers.

                                        AREAS OF EXPERTISE
     Program Mgmt./Dvlpmt.     Behavior/Change Mgmt.      Strategic Planning         Employee Assistance
     Health Assessment         Communications/Mktg.       Interpersonal Skills       Personnel Management
     Educational Outreach      Adult Learning             Mediation/Negotiation      Leadership/Motivation

                              RELEVANT EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
    General Clinical/ Counseling/Mediation
        Recognized for expertise in counseling by Fox Morning News program. Hired as an on-air consultant
        for mental health-related stories.
        Authored article on mental health and counseling featured in Puget Sound Business Journal.
        Recipient of numerous Awards for Excellence from University of Washington, U.S. Army Corps of
        Engineers and U.S Forest Service citing effective mediation and success in Employee Assistance
        Programs.
        Awarded a contract to assemble and direct two teams assigned to respond to mental health needs of
        law enforcement personnel and their families.

    Program Development & Management
        Working in close contact with King County Sherriff’s Office and union officials, architected a much
        needed Polices and Procedures directive to establish parameters for critical employee mediations—
        adopted across the United States as a model of success. (Peterson & Associates)
        Developed effective cognitive testing plans for children with neuro-disorders that included a
        “wraparound” strategy, enlisting feedback and participation from teachers, school officials, counselors
        and parents. (Therapist, Neuroeducation)
        In collaboration with patients and key contact, established goals and provide ongoing support to make
        and sustain healthy lifestyle choices. (Peterson & Associates)
        Successfully cold called, sold, and serviced accounts in a highly competitive market, garnering over
        $250,000.00 in contracted services and securing permanent consulting agreements with major
        accounts. (Peterson & Associates)

    Awards and Accomplishments in Pharmaceutical Industry
        Abbott Laboratories: 2006 New Balance Winner for greatest market share increase in two
        categories. 2006 Best of the West Winner for largest share growth nationally. 2004 Leadership Award
        Winner.
        Wyeth Pharmaceuticals: 2004 Above and Beyond Award (Leadership and Sales Excellence). 2001
        Radnor Cup Award for Sales Excellence (Top 5% nationally). 2002 Prempro Satisfaction Winner for
        highest volume of new prescriptions nationally.



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                                             ATHENA PETERSON
           Address: Woodinville, WA          98072 | Phone: 206-255-6050 | Email: aspeterson77@gmail.com

                                             PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
    SABBATICAL, Melbourne, Australia....................................................................2011 – Present
Accompanied husband on year long international assignment to Australia.
         Author: “Katie Corn Queen of the Garden” Book for junior readers
    COMPSYCH, Chicago, IL ..................................................................................2007 – Present
    Senior Account Executive
Charged with selling, implementing, developing, and maintaining a dynamic health and wellness program
providing Employee Assistance Services for large organizations and their employees.
         Project management and sales acumen required to sell, implement and maintain a health and
         wellness product geared toward employees. Robust relationship management. Navigated potentially
         uncomfortable and sensitive situations with dignity and discretion. Reported outcomes to justify
         program value.
         Directed resolution of problems and created solutions with key internal and external executives.
         100% retention of customers and services for 2007-2009, 2011 and 100% to goal for end of year
         2007-2009.

    ABBOTT LABORATORIES, Chicago, IL..................................................................... 2004 – 2007
    Neuroscience Specialty Manager
Overarching responsibility for operational business functions for Abbott’s Neuroscience Specialty Program;
selling CNS-infused and oral medications to Neurologists, Psychiatrists and ER Physicians. In a highly
competitive market, netted $4.29M gross sales. Took territory previously ranked last nationally to award status.
         Excelling knowledge of medical terminology and health standards, recruited Abbott product
         evangelists by building strong professional relationships with key regional and national physician
         opinion leaders. Worked with managed care reps to ensure product formulary status commensurate
         with competition. Multiple sales award winner.

    W YETH PHARMACEUTICALS, Radnor, PA .............................................................. 2000 – 2004
    Territory Representative, Women’s Health Division
Represented leading hormone replacement and oral contraceptive lines, calling on OB/GYN physicians,
hospital and pharmacy accounts.
         Consistently ranked in top 10% of all company reps and top performer in the West, netting company
         multi-million dollar profits. Winner of myriad sales and leadership awards.

    PETERSON & ASSOCIATES, Seattle, WA ............................................................... 1995 – 2000
    Founder & Owner/Operator
Employee assistance services consulting firm providing counseling, assistance and referrals for mental health
services to public and private entities. Expertise in crisis intervention recognized by a national news agency.
         Built sustained relationships with University of Washington, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and
         various law enforcement agencies, assisting in mediation, EAPs and Policies/Procedures formulation.

    NW NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL & BEHAVIORAL SVCS., Seattle, WA .............. 1993 – 1995
    Therapist & Supervisor
         Provided neuro-testing and cognitive improvement planning for children affected by neuro-disorders.
         Supervised a team of Masters degree-level employees.

                                                         EDUCATION
    EASTERN W ASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Cheney, WA Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
    EASTERN W ASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Cheney, WA BA, Education, Biology: Health Science
    UNIVERSITY OF W ASHINGTON LAW SCHOOL, Seattle, WA Professional Mediation Certificate
    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

								
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