Leadership - Integrity - Community - Service - Compassion

CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL  

New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Professional Experience

  • Senior Special Assistant/Director of External Affairs, State Controller Betty Yee (2015–present)

  • Director of External Affairs, Crystal Stairs, Inc. (2011–2015)

  • Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Loyola Marymount University (2008–2011)

  • Senior Program Director, Southern California Grantmakers  (2007–2008)                                          

  • Program Director, The California Wellness Foundation (2002–2007)               

  • Program Officer/Program Associate, California Community Foundation (1998–2001)

  • Special Assistant, The Indianapolis Foundation (1997–1998)

  • Field Representative, California State Assemblyman Kevin Murray (1994-96)

  • Watts Field Deputy, Los Angeles City Councilmember Rudy Svorinich, Jr. (1993-94)

Fellowships/Training

  • Emerge California (2016)

  • 14th Annual G.C.S. Multi-Cultural Leadership Korea Visitation Program/LA Delegation to Korea (2011)

  • America’s Leaders of Change – National Urban Fellows, Inc. (2009-2010)

  • Ambassadors Within – California Community Foundation (2003)

  • Leadership California – Annual Issues Program (2001)

  • National Urban Fellows Program – Indianapolis Foundation (1997-98)

  • Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs (1996-97)

  • Cal-In-Sacramento Internship Program - California Department of Education, High-Risk Youth Unit (1991)

 

Awards

  • Association of Black Foundation Executives – Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award (2003)

  • National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa – Western Region Conference Community Service Award (2018)

  • National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Chapter (Inglewood) – Community Service  Award (2016)

Civic/Community Involvement

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

  • American Heart Association Greater Los Angeles Division – Board Member (2011 – present); Past Chair

  • California Board of Psychology – Public Board Member (Governor Jerry Brown appointee; 2012-2018); Vice President, Chair – Policy & Advocacy Committee

  • Cal Alumni Association (University of California, Berkeley) – Board Member (2013-2017)

  • First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles

  • HRDCVR Magazine – Advisory Board (2014)

  • Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute – Board Member (2007 – 2011)

  • Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce – Scholarship Committee (2000-2003)

  • National Urban Fellows, Inc. – Board Member (2005 – 2011)

  • New Frontier Democratic Club – Lifetime Member

  • Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy – Chair (2004-2007)

  • Tavis Smiley Foundation – Board Member (2008 – 2012)

 

Education

  • Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York – Master of Public Administration

  • University of California, Berkeley – BA, Social Sciences (Urban Education Emphasis)

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