SUMMARY
• Public Health Analyst and administrative professional with 10 years’ experience in collaborative leadership, strategic planning and policy-making, standards and relationships management, and continuous QI
• Excellent organizational, communication, problem solving, time management, and analytical skills
• Ability to work independently and autonomously, as well as, collaboratively in a team environment
• Advanced knowledge in MS Office, database management, online learning, and virtual meeting platforms

 

SKILLS

Adaptability                           Budget Execution                       Public Speaking

Data Management                Stakeholder Engagement          Teaching

Research and Analysis          Resource Leveraging                  Training and Supervision

Grant Writing                         Capacity Mobilization                Program Development


PUBLICATIONS
• “Possible impacts of sea level rise on disease transmission and potential adaptation strategies, a review”, A.C. Dvorak et al., Journal of Environmental Management, 217, 2018, p. 951-968.


EXPERIENCE
Innovative Emergency Management (IEM) Marathon, FL
Intake Specialist, Rebuild Florida Program 09/2018-Present

 

Florida Keys Community College Key West, FL
Adjunct Professor, Student Life Skills, Student Success 8/2018-12/2018

  • Teach College Level Academic skills to prepare students for successful college experiences

  • Transfer knowledge, assign objectives, activities, and related tasks, manage classroom engagement

  • Engage learners to meet State established learning objectives, prepare course materials, activities, and syllabus

  • Assess and evaluate student performance, report and monitor student performance in learning management system

 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami in Monroe County Key West, FL
Case Manager, Disaster Recovery Program 3/2018-9/30/18
• Provide crisis intervention and financial support to residents experiencing disaster impacts

 

City of Key West Key West, FL
Administrative Coordinator, Art in Public Places, Planning Department 11/2016-6/2017
• Coordinated and managed of Public Art projects and contracts in compliance with City standards
• Developed Operational Guidelines document based on relevant City Code and industry best practices
• Liaised in the process of Public Art projects, between artists, architects, contractors, and City departments
• Maintained paper and electronic files, databases, visual archives, publicity materials and web resources

 

Bee Heaven Organic Farm Homestead/Miami, FL
SNAP/EBT Program Administrator/Farmhand 2/2016-10/2016
• Coordinated and monitored SNAP reimbursements for 20 vendors and disbursements for 100+ consumers
• Electronically reported data, controlled inventory, and supervised staff

 

Keys to be the Change Monroe County, FL
Farm to School Program Coordinator 11/2015-6/2016
• Developed and implemented a Farm to School curriculum throughout Monroe County Public Schools
• Expanded program from 3 schools to 5 and added a Senior Citizen KW Housing Authority site to program

 

Community Health of South Florida, Inc. Key West, FL
Planning Consultant 8/2015-11/2015
• Analyzed use of services, gaps, and best practices to develop and produce a Strategic Transportation Plan

 

Building Resilience Against Climate Effects, Florida Department of Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Key West, FL
Technical Advisory Group Grant Recipient 1/2015-9/2015
• Researched and analyzed healthcare provider perspectives of ‘Weather-related Health Impacts’ to produce an Adaptation Guide for the target stakeholder group, distributed findings to stakeholders through public speaking, networking, and educational opportunities

 

Rural Health Network Monroe County, Inc. Key West, FL
Health Services Director 7/2013-4/2015
• Developed and managed healthcare services for a medical facility servicing over 2,000 patient encounters
• Supervised two employees to implement a Healthcare Marketplace: 1,200 assists and 200+ new coverages
• Leveraged over $450,000 in grant funding to the organization through a health IT partner collaboration
• Directed Level 2 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition under NCQA standards
• Operationalized Medicaid Managed Assistance contracting, staff onboarding, and client enrollment
• Developed emergency planning and preparedness initiatives and continuity of operations plans

 

Florida Department of Health-Monroe Key West, FL
Government Operations Consultant 8/2012- 7/2013
• Provided administrative consulting and public health analysis to Executive Leadership Team
• Implemented the Florida Youth Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey with public school staff
• Conducted assessments, data analysis, health improvement planning sessions, and virtual meetings
• Leveraged over $50,000 in grant funding to conduct public health research and engage partners
• Planned and implemented emergency preparedness (gray-sky) staff structure and directives
Health Educator 5/2012-8/2012
• Assessed and analyzed community health needs, assets, and trends for a population of 73,000+ people
• Produced County Public Health Profile in FloridaCharts.com Community Spotlight, March 2013
Public Health Graduate Intern 1/2012-4/2012
• Implemented the 'MAPP' assessment model with over 100 stakeholders, analyzed and reported data

 

Monroe County Public Schools and Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Department Key West, FL
Classroom Substitute, Teacher’s Aide, Job Coach, Monroe County Public Schools 1999-2005
• Monitored classroom activities and schedules, executed teacher provided lessons, supervised students
• Assessed, developed, and implemented individual educational transition plans for 200 (ESE) students

 

Hospitality Industry Professional, United States

Restaurant and Hotel Professional 1989-2011

• Demonstrated compliance with industry standards and excelled in sales, customer service, and management roles; including seasonal and temporary employment in the Delaware Valley region and in the Florida Keys.
 

EDUCATION and AWARDS
Master of Public Health Florida International University, Miami, FL, 2012
• Excellence in Internship Placement, The Florida Puerto Rico Public Health Training Center, March 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Anthropology Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
• Magna Cum Laude, Temple University, School of Social Sciences, January 1995

 

FLORIDA CONFERENCES
Southeast Florida Regional Climate Summit: Key West 2015 & 2019, Ft. Lauderdale 2017, Miami Beach 2018
Building Adaptive Capacity, Discussion Panelist, South Florida Regional Planning Council, Islamorada 2018
National Medical Association, Health Disparities Symposium Florida Climate & Health Equity, Tampa 2018
Convening Culture, Arts in Medicine Programs at the University of Florida, Gainesville 2017
Patient Centered Medical Home Accreditation Conference and Training, St. Petersburg 2014
Greater Everglades Community Food Summit delegate Miami 2010, 2011 and 2012

 

RELATED VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, 2018-present, member, ‘Climate and Health’ poster presenter 2019
Monroe County Climate Change Advisory Committee, 2012-2020, Vice Chair 2014-2017, Chair 2018-2020,
Regional Climate Change Leadership Summit delegate 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019
Florida Institute for Health Innovation, Steering Committee Member, 2013-2016; SE Florida Regional
Climate Action Plan Health Impact Assessment and Sea Level Rise: Health Impact Mapping
GLEE Community Garden of Key West, 1997- present; Garden inception 2008, Founding member, coordinated and collaborated with over 10 area stakeholder groups to plan for additional gardens
United Communities Southward House of Philadelphia, 1/1994-6/1995, Community Health Intern, monitored and engaged students in a community care setting, assisted Executive Director and lead teachers

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Key West, FL 33040

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