Bio
PUBLIC SERVICE


Chapel Hill Carrboro Board of Education, Chair, 2011 – 2012, Elected 2007 Legislative Study Commission on Children and Youth, North Carolina General Assembly, Member, 2008-2010
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North Carolina, Board Member 1995-1996

EXPERIENCE

Ipas, Chapel Hill, NC
Development Advisor, 2013- present
Research, formulate and draft foundation and government grant inquiries, proposals and reports. Coordinate teams in multiple offices in multiple countries involved in grant proposal and report drafting processes.

Freelance Grant Strategist, Chapel Hill, NC   2002 to 2013
Researched, formulated and drafted foundation, corporate and government grant proposals.  Consulted on board make-up, strategic planning, and program design.   

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Special Projects Coordinator 1996-2002
Researched, formulated and drafted foundation grant proposals and reports, edited quarterly newsletter, coordinated annual statewide conference.

Planned Parenthood, Boca Raton, FL  
Community Affairs Manager 1990-1992
Directed affiliate’s public education activities, supervised three Education Department staff, drafted grant proposals and reports, acted as press spokesperson.

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of N.C., Raleigh, NC
Public Education Coordinator 1988-1990
Educated members of the North Carolina General Assembly, drafted grants, guided grassroots organizations, made media appearances.

Advocates for Youth, Washington, DC  
Public Policy Associate 1987-1988
Chaired legislative coalition on federal teen pregnancy legislation,
drafted grant proposals and reports, coordinated national conference.

Bob Edgar for U.S. Senate, Philadelphia, PA
Assistant to the Campaign Manager 1986
Supervised seven administrative staff, prepared issue briefs, organized fundraising events, supervised filing of Federal Election Commission reports.

The Office of U.S. Representative Bob Edgar, Washington, DC
Legislative Assistant 1985-1986
Drafted speeches, press statements and newsletters in the areas of education, children’s issues, women’s issues and health.
Legislative Correspondent 1984-1985

EDUCATION

Duke University, B.A. Degree, May 1983. Majors: Political Science/Spanish