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•••••/••••• - Present Committee to Elect James Tate for Detroit City Council Detroit, MI Communications Director Coordinated communication activities for campaign staff. Created communication materials, press releases and video and audio advertisements. Created staff key messages and candidate speeches and talking points.
•••••/••••• - •••••/••••• Westat, Inc. ••••• Rockville, MD Assessment Coordinator Coordinated Region III National Assessment of Educational Progress testing. Supervised and assigned assessment coordinators. Duties included testing logistics, quality control and maintaining data integrity.
•••••/••••••••••/••••• St. John Health Media Manager Responsible for publicity of programs, services and physicians for five (5) hospitals: St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Riverview Hospital, St. John Macomb Hospital, St. John River District Hospital, St. John North Shores Hospital. Duties included media pitching and placement in alignment with strategic direction and marketing goals; media liaison and crisis communications. Developed media training materials and provided crisis media protocol training to hospital administrative and medical executives. Other duties included press conference logistics and coordination; Press release creation and dissemination; Speech and key message creation.
•••••/••••• - •••••/••••• Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion Detroit, MI Senior Publicist, Office of Public Information and Media Relations Duties included staff media protocol training; Speech writing. City-wide public health emergency media response coordination; Crisis communications management. Responsible for: Marketing and publicity of ••••• programs and services including budget development, design, production and dissemination of public health, safety, health promotion and educational collateral; Developed, coordinated and implemented community awareness programs; Designed and conducted educational media campaigns; Media buying; Advertising copy and script writing; Media liaison; Press conference logistics and coordination.
8/••••• - 9/••••• The Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit, MI Communications Specialist Responsible for media and marketing planning of monthly programs, special exhibitions and annual events. Duties included advertisement and press release creation, media buying, including advertisement placement in demographically appropriate media, and creation of all flyers or event brochures. Other responsibilities included compilation and editing of monthly membership magazine Exhibitions and Events, a •••••,••••• circulation full-color magazine. Responsible for all departmental graphic design.
8/••••• - 7/••••• Communications Consultant Ontario, CA Communications Consultant ••••• Detroit, MI
Media and public relations consultant. Services provided included media strategizing, scheduling appearances, including radio and public affair program presentations and newspaper interviews. Additional duties included field work, group presentations, and demographic research. Created all forms of corporate collateral. Duties included compilation of data and creations of documents including layout, format, graphic design, interviews and article creation. Additional skills include grant research and writing, including contract revision and compliance. Coordinated the African American component of the Plug in, California! energy restructuring campaign. Community and media relations consultant for Friends of Ontario Casino Initiative.
4/••••• - 8/••••• The Precinct Reporter ••••• San Bernardino, CA Senior Staff Writer Journalist; beats included police, general assignment and investigative coverage of western San Bernardino County, eastern Los Angeles county and southwest Riverside county. Trained staff writers in correct news writing and gathering techniques, and assigned features and news articles. Extensive editing experience.
Education: California State University ••••• Fullerton, CA MA: Mass Communications; one year of study.
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI BA: Journalism; Minors: Marketing and Public Relations
Member: Public Relations Society of America Healthcare Academy
Crisis Incident Stress Management June, •••••
Multicultural Leadership Training April, •••••
Emotional Intelligence March, •••••
Service Excellence Initiative ÃÆÃÂ¢ÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¡ÃÂ¬ÃÂ¢Ã¢•••••¬Ãâ Oasis Leadership Team October, •••••
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness Certified: Disaster First Responder, including search, rescue, and disaster triage Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) First Responder Intermediate Incident Command (NIMS) August, •••••
American Red Cross Certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid January, •••••
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Certified and Certified Trainer: CDCynergy: Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications (CERC) June, •••••
Health Alert Network (HAN) Certified Michigan July, •••••
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Certified and Certified Trainer Michigan December, •••••