100 West 19th Street

Silver City, NM 88061

(505) 534-0319




Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1995

Ph.D., Department of Health and Kinesiology


Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990

B.A., Communications, College of Arts and Sciences





Project Coordinator

The Wellness Coalition, Silver City, NM (1/04-Present)

-Oversee $900,000 federally-funded grant project facilitating access to healthcare by rural uninsured and underinsured consumers

-Responsible for ensuring ongoing funding through grant and contract solicitation and authoring

-Supervision of project evaluator and health education coordinator


Executive Director

Indiana Youth Group, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (8/00-12/03)

-Developed and maintained operating budget; managed cash flow; created and regularly reported agency finances to the board of directors

-Researched, authored and submitted grant and contract applications; developed and implemented grant writing strategy; administered funds and managed grant activities; provided reports to funding agencies; oversaw evaluation for all grant projects

-Supervised donation appeal strategies; maintained contact with supporters

-Developed and supervised board of directors; served as ad hoc member of board and committees

-Overall coordination of program efforts; supervised strategic planning process for program planning in support of the mission and business plan


Director of Administrative Operations

Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, Richmond, IN (2/00-8/00)

-Identified new partnerships and developed relationships for program expansion

-Developed programs and wrote supporting grants

-Oversaw financial processes and daily business affairs of organization with $350,000 annual budget

-Assisted in coordination of long-term planning, including $3.9M capital campaign


Coordinator, Conferences and Recreation

Keystone Ski Resort, Keystone, CO (11/98-8/99)

-Assisted in writing funded proposal for new youth program and facility

-Developed youth and family oriented programs for diverse clientele

-Supervised staff of 50, including primarily Spanish speaking seasonal workers


Coordinator, Our Healthy Community Partnership

Douglas County Health Department, Omaha, NE (1/98-11/98)

-Facilitated the ongoing development of inter-agency relationships to improve the overall quality of healthcare among marginalized populations in Omaha

-Managed a $200,000 budget funded by area hospitals and managed care companies

-Assisted grass-root community members in identifying existing resources and aligning them with perceived areas of improvement


Director of Recreation, Student Activities and Entertainment

Division of Student Affairs, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO (5/95-12/97)

-Hired, trained, evaluated, and empowered student, part-time, volunteer, and full-time employees

-Developed and regulated 5 departmental budgets


Service Learning Regional Coordinator, San Luis Valley Region

Colorado Service Learning Association (5/95-12/97)

-Coordinated administration, training, and collaborative development of regional effort funded by the State Department of Education for K-12 and higher education service learning consortium

-Researched and authored operating grants

-Trained student, community, and professional leaders in service learning principals


Community Organizer, Youth Program Co-Coordinator

San Luis Valley Community Connection (5/95-12/97)

-Assisted in strategic planning and program implementation of a grass-roots effort to mobilize a rural community for asset building projects

-Co-authored two funded grants for operational costs and project implementation

-Participated in intensive collaboration strategy bringing together K-12 students, higher education, government agencies, healthcare associations, local business, and grass roots citizens


Graduate Assistant

Division of Recreational Sports, Purdue University (8/90-5/95)

-Recruited, trained, and evaluated over 150 line level employees and 10 supervisors

-Marketed programs including strategy development, promotional material, and corporate sponsor recruitment

-Coordinated and comprehensively implemented various intramural and informal sports programs


Teaching Assistant

Department of Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (8/93-5/94)

-Primary instructor for Leisure Service Delivery Systems



Purdue Summer Camp, Division of Recreational Sports, Purdue University (8/93-5/95)

-Managed a $60,000 expense budget with revenues surpassing $150,000

-Created and implemented program through dynamic staff training

-Comprehensively managed staff of 65 including part-time and full-time personnel


Operations Director

Loyola Summer Camp, Division of Recreational Sports and Athletics, Loyola University (5/89-8/93)

-Primary fiscal manager for camp including accounts receivable and purchasing

-Managed safety and policy training





Indianapolis Star, Gannett Corporation, Dining Advisory Panel, 2003-2004

Marion County Tobacco Prevention Coalition, 2002-2004

Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition, 2001-2004

Girls, Inc. National Awards Program, Judge, 2000-2004

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies: Youth HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention

Think Tank, May, 2001

Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention, Planning Chair, 2001­ Present

Interfaith Coalition for Non-Discrimination, 2000 ­ Present

Alamosa Climbing Team, Volunteer, 1995 ­ 1997

€Coached competitive youth rock climbing team

Strategic Planning Committee, Adams State College, 1995 ­ 1997





Asset Based Community Development, John McKnight, 2002

Community Youth Development, National Youth Advocacy Coalition, 2002

Youth & Diversity, The Brockway Project, 2001

Grant & Program Development, The Indiana Prevention Resource Center, 2000

Group Facilitation, Colorado Trust, 1997





Youth Suicide-Fact and Fiction.  Indiana Counseling Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN, February, 2004.

Advanced fundraising techniques for grass root agencies.  Indiana Equality State Conference, Columbus, IN, October, 2003.

Working with sexual minority youth in the foster care system.  Fulton Conference: Statewide foster training, Indianapolis, IN, September, 2003.

Why worry about anti-gay bullying?  Fear and safety in the home and at school.  Breaking the Cycle, Annual Conference for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, March, 2003.

Impact of support group participation on the psychological distress of gay, lesbian and bisexual youth. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2002 (with E. R. Wright).

Working with gay youth: Legal issues and standards of care.  Indiana School Social Workers Association, Lafayette, IN, November, 2002.

Gay homeless youth: Serving the invisible among us.  NASW-IN, Indianapolis, IN, October, 2002.

HIV/STI Internet outreach to rural teens.  IN State Department of Health, UNITY Conference, Merrillville, IN, August, 2002 (with C. D. Scott).

Cultivating leadership skills among LGBT youth.  Sexual Minority Youth in the Heartland, Bloomington, IN, July, 2002.

The LGBT homeless problem: Making a difference. Sexual Minority Youth in the Heartland, Bloomington, IN, July, 2002.

Giving voice to the silent: Working with LGBT homeless youth. Children from the Shadows IX: Creating Possibilities.  Hartford, CT, March, 2002.

Integrating and accepting LGBT youth in social service settings. Indiana Youth Service Association. Indianapolis, March, 2002.

Sexual orientation and youth: Legal issues and standards of care. Indiana Counseling Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN, February, 2002.

HIV Prevention: Cutting edge strategies with LGBT teens.  Indiana State Department of Health, UNITY Conference, French Lick, IN, August, 2001.

HIV prevention for youth.  AIDS in the Heartland Conference, Chicago, IL, May, 2001.

Supporting the harassed student.  Indiana Civil Rights Commission Conference. Indianapolis, IN, November, 2000.





Administration of Children and Families (ACF), Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY). $278,154 awarded 8/01-8/04.

Barnes & Noble, Materials support. $2,500 in corporate support, awarded 11/02.

Barnes & Thornburg, Publications underwriting. $3,500 in corporate support, awarded 12/03.

Clowes Memorial Fund, Hispanic youth street outreach.  $30,000 awarded 12/03.

Colin Higgins, Youth mentoring. $15,000 awarded 3/01.

Dow AgroSciences, Rural outreach. $5,000 awarded 10/02; $5,000 awarded 10/03.

The Funding Exchange, Youth empowerment. $15,000 awarded 6/02.

Gannett Foundation, General support. $18,750 awarded 10/02; $5,000 awarded 12/02; $6,500 awarded 12/03.

The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, General support. $87,500 awarded 9/00.

Indiana AIDS Fund, HIV prevention with youth.  $15,000 awarded 1/01; $18,500 awarded 1/02; $15,000 awarded 1/03; $15,000 awarded 1/04.

Indiana Pacers Foundation, Youth mentoring. $5,000 awarded 11/02; Diversity training. $100,000 awarded 4/04.

Indiana State Department of Health (CDC funds), HIV prevention with youth. $75,000 awarded 1/01-1/03; $75,000 awarded 1/03-1/05. *Top rated grant for 2003.

Indianapolis Arts Council, Operating support for film festival.  $5,000 awarded 8/02.

Indianapolis Foundation Summer Youth Fund, Youth leadership. $3,500 awarded 1/04.

Marion County Health Department (tobacco settlement dollars), Tobacco prevention and cessation. $15,000 awarded 12/03.

Robert McCormick Foundation, General support. $15,000 awarded 6/02.

National Youth Advocacy Coalition/Racial Economic Justice Fund, Youth activism. $5,000 awarded 1/02.

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, General support. $50,000 awarded 10/02.

Nicholas Noyes Fund, Youth mentoring. $5,000 awarded 9/02.

Smokefree Indiana, Tobacco prevention. $15,000 awarded 11/02; $15,000 awarded 11/03.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Ecstasy prevention. $350,000 awarded 8/02. *Top rated grant in submission group.

Tides Foundation, Youth activism and social marketing. $100,000 awarded 6/03.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Creative writing program. $6,000 awarded 11/03.





Mr. Andy Fraizer, Assistant to the Mayor, City of Indianapolis

1211 N. Leland, Indianapolis, IN 46219, (317) 327-4336


Ms. Claire King, Professor, Indiana University

3400 S. Sare #103, Bloomington, IN 47401, (812) 334-3713


Dr. Eric Wright, Past President, Professor, Indiana University

Cavanaugh Hall 303, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140, (317) 274-8589