165 East Lake Dr. SE
Atlanta GA 30317-2911
H 404-377-2131 M 404-310-9725
Over fifteen years of professional experience in non-profit administration and management;
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal; Management of
both staff and volunteers; Proven team leadership experience; Proven Fundraising
experience; Human resources expertise, including: hiring, training and conflict resolution;
Professional writing; Editing; Budget management; Grant and proposal writing; Budget
monitoring; Scheduling; Expert group facilitation skills; Dynamic group speaker; Media and
marketing skills including: creating marketing campaigns; special event development,
planning and coordination.
Actor's Express Theatre Atlanta, GA
Managing Director • April 2007 – August 2008
Responsibilities included the administrative management and fiscal operations of this
professional theatre company including the development and monitoring of its annual
organizational and financial budget. Responsibilities include: Formulate monthly financial
reports for Staff and Board; Manage all vendor relations, bill tracking, and bill paying; Manage
all company/staff payroll; Execute all banking, bookkeeping, and accounting procedures;
Perform Box Office and all account reconciliations; Manage quarterly and annual payroll tax
filing, and monthly sales tax filing. Administrative and Company Management: Direction
and coordination of all administrative operations including finance, development, marketing,
and company management; Employment supervision, motivation, evaluation, and termination
of administrative personnel. Supervised the Marketing Director and Box Office Manager.
Performed all the duties of the Development Director. Negotiation of all administrative and
artistic contracts, including employees, contracted artists, instructors, contracted technical
support, union contracts and royalty contracts; Supervision of the execution of development
and marketing campaigns.
KPBS, San Diego State University Foundation
Director, KPBS Radio Reading Service • November 1999 - March 2006
Responsible for the budgeting, planning, scheduling and daily operations of the KPBS Radio
Reading Service (RRS) for the blind and print disabled, including over 10 daily hours of
locally produced programs. Managed the following staff: Full time “Operation Coordinator”,
one part time staff person, student assistants and over 130 active volunteers.
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Responsibilities: provided listeners of the service appropriate, useful programming and
current program schedules; raised funds to offset costs of equipment and program
operations; oversaw volunteers and equipment; and maintained schedules. Provided
outreach and training opportunities to educate and inform civic leaders and community
members about the goals of the RRS. Responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and
scheduling of volunteers who provide readings of newspapers, books and magazines.
Council of Community Clinics
Ryan White Specialty Pools Coordinator • March 1997 - April 1999
Responsible for administrative/fiscal management of county-wide funds ("Pools") for HIV
Specialty Medical Care and Treatment within San Diego County. Responsibilities included:
Fiscal management of funds for medical and dental services; Development and negotiation of
contracts for discounted medical services; Documentation of all authorizations; Conducted
instructional in-services to community clinics and agencies staff; and served as a liaison
between specialty providers and community clinics.
AIDS Foundation San Diego
Program Coordinator, PROJECT LIFEGUARD • April 1993 - February 1997
Responsible for supervision and coordination of program activities of a Federally funded, HIV
prevention education program. Managed 6 full-time staff and over 100 program volunteers.
Responsibilities included: Recruiting and training of staff, development of program activities,
maintaining collaborative relationships, developing program design and evaluation, producing
quarterly and annual evaluation/progress reports, writing program related proposals and
grants. Produced and coordinated: Special events, award-winning social marketing
campaign: Wrote and developed a grant for a new HIV prevention program, called "Project
Unity" that was funded by the City of San Diego’s HIV Prevention Council.
Volunteer Specialist, PROJECT LIFEGUARD • May 1992 - April 1993
Responsible for the recruitment, training and retention of the volunteer component of a
county-wide HIV prevention education program targeting gay & bisexual men.
Responsibilities included: Recruiting and training all volunteers, producing volunteer
newsletter, scheduling volunteers, producing volunteer training sessions, volunteer retention
and facilitating HIV prevention education meetings.
ITHACA COLLEGE Ithaca, NY Bachelor of Fine
Arts, Theatre with a concentration in Creative
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AWARDS & EXPERTISE
• Board Member, Atlanta Executive Network (AEN)
• Board Member, Blind Community Center of San Diego 2003-2006
• Top Ten Team Fundraiser, America’s Walk for Diabetes, Carlsbad Diabetes Walk 2005
• American Diabetes Association, San Diego Chapter’s Leadership Council 2000-2005
• Volunteer Literacy Tutor, READ/San Diego Adult Literacy, January 2000- March 2006
• Awarded by READ/San Diego staff the “Rebecca E. Lytle Tutor of the Year” Award in 2002
• Member of the North Park Lions Club, 2000-2006, served two terms on their Board of Directors.
• Received the "40 Under 40 in San Diego" Award presented for civic leadership by San Diego
Metropolitan Magazine, September 2000
• San Diego County HIV Prevention Community Planning Board; 1995-1999; Board Co-Chair, 1997-
1998 and 1998-1999
• San Diego County Ryan White CARE Act HIV Planning Board; 1997 -1999
• The NAMES Project, San Diego Chapter; Board Member 1993-1994
• Columnist for the Southern California newspaper: Update; 1995-98
• Group Facilitator: planning retreats for Board of Directors of nonprofit agencies
• Professional Calligrapher