I am a compassionate, dedicated professional with 15 years of international health and disaster response management within the humanitarian aid and development sectors. I am known for my excellent work ethic, high energy, and ability to achieve results in high-pressure situations while maintaining a good sense of humor.
My strong desire to help others has taken me around the globe in many different capacities, in both small and large-scale health and relief operations. I have worked as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia and as Acting Head of Regional Delegation in East Africa and South-East Asia, Senior Health Program Manager in Indonesia and South America, and Disaster Response Delegate in the Caribbean for the American Red Cross. Key responsibilities include program design, implementation, financial and programmatic monitoring and reporting, staff and volunteer management, and evaluation. I have created and conducted several trainings, qualitative and quantitative needs assessments using focus groups and questionnaires, and international presentations. I have acted as liaison and translator between different governmental and non-governmental organizations such as participating Red Cross Societies, UNICEF, USAID, USDA, and US embassies and the local communities to improve project outcomes and sustainability.
My positive outlook and unique skills and experiences have helped shape me into a results-oriented, team-playing program manager who consistently goes above and beyond to ensure client (recipient and donor) satisfaction.