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Patient Experience Expert/International Public Health Manager

Bronx, NY


International Public Health Manager, with over 10 years’ experience living and working on two continents. Passionate about public health and patient engagement. Uses innate ability for creating links and motivating people across levels and cultures to develop opportunities, drive results and solve complex problems. Conversant in French and Spanish.

* Patient Engagement
* Health (HIV, Immunization)
* Governance
* Refugees

• Writing and Editing
* Budgeting and Administration
* Strategic Planning
* Training and Education

AVAILABILITY: 40+ hours/week

Industry Experience
Healthcare - Administration Other
Areas Of Expertise
Consumer Insights Other Project Management
Health Perspective
Patient Caregiver Other
Health Conditions
Arthritis Obesity Other Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain)
September 2013 – Present

Provide consulting services for national and international startups and nonprofits focused on social impact, healthcare and professional development.

- 6-Figures, Strategic Partnerships Consultant
- UN Women, Communications Consultant
- HITLAB, Healthcare Innovators Technology Summit
- UN Refugee Agency, Writer/Editor

Governance Adviser/Programme Officer at UNAIDS
February 2005 – June 2013

Led complex short- and long-term projects in areas of Governance, Budgeting and Administration, Event Planning, Donor Relations and Program Management. Delivered written, logistical and advisory support to UNAIDS’ governing body and its constituencies, including member states, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UNAIDS’ co-sponsoring agencies.

April 2004 – December 2013

Completed variety of consulting engagements—including research/writing, data analysis and volunteer recruitment—for unit that implemented health and HIV services for 35M+ refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing in 61 host countries.

Technical Officer at World Health Organization (WHO)
April 2004 – August 2004

Liaised with, provided guidance and program oversight to health institutions in the 100+ developing countries participating in the HiNARI project; wrote fundraising proposals, promotional articles and other technical documents as needed.

Associate Project Director/Provider Relations Director at All Kids Count Immunization Registry (A Project of the NYC Department of Health)

Designed and implemented targeted outreach and education programs to increase use of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) by 2500+ pediatric providers. Supervised five-member team, administered $600K annual budget and wrote quarterly promotional newsletters. Efforts contributed to increase in number of immunizations reported to Registry by 200,000+ incidents.

Consultant, Workplace Initiatives at The World Bank
March 1998 – August 1998

Directed special projects and supported daily functioning of team charged with developing work/life balance options. Managed housing office and provided relocation counseling to new staff.

Health Communications Specialist at Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
February 1994 – September 1996

Served as CDC program representative in U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Region II (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), overseeing community-based outreach, education, partnership development and leader training. Delivered strategic guidance and technical assistance in areas of program development, communications, volunteer recruitment and special event planning.

Certificate, Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
University of Pennsylvania—Pennsylvania
January 2017 – September 2017
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Masters, International and Intercultural Management
School for International Training
September 1998 – June
Brattleboro, VT, United States

Bachelors, Political Science
State University of New York at Albany
September – June
Albany, NY, United States

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