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Professional Summary + Skillsets

  • High potential Business Development Strategist providing transformational leadership and direction
  • Independent and self-motivating professional that is highly personable, organized, and efficient
  • Highly trusted with managing sensitive, confidential clients, and information
    Strong public speaking, presentation and writing skills

    Visionary | Strategic Leadership | External Relations | Membership & Business Development  | Marketing Communications | Public Relations | Project and Board Liaison | Community Collaborator | Volunteer | Engagement | Fundraiser | Special Event Planner | Social Media | Speaker

Professional Advocate and Spokesperson Accomplishments

  • CanCare Newly Diagnosed Educational and Inspirational Video
  • Advocacy Presentation for the Survivorship Group, Memorial Hermann
  • Consumer Reviewer, CSRA International, Frederick, MD  
    Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Molecular Biology and Genetic Panel
    + Appointed to review research grant applications connecting doctors to patients
  • Appointed to National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Cancer Policy Advocate Team, Silver Spring, MD
    + Led the Patient-Doctor Communication Workgroup and Presentation for Annual Meeting
  • Patient Advocate, DVD Associates, LLC, Austin, TX
    + Coordinated segments of metadata for MyHealthFinder mobile web application
  • Survivorship Award for Best Fundraising, Tour de Pink, West Coast, YSC
  • Seriously Silly Advocacy Event for YSC in Austin, TX
  • Heaven and Earth, Spiritual Tour of Rothko Chapel and Labyrinth Walk
    + Hosted by the Women of Unity and Cancer180 groups
  • Appointed to the Healthy Breast Tissue Bank for Minority Tissue Recruitment
    + TV and Social Media Campaign and event hosted by BCM and SGK
  • Development Strategist, Mammosafe Mobile Mammography, Houston, TX
    + Established a sustainable business mechanism for mobile mammography services
  • Inaugural Breast and Cervical Cancer Symposium, Kampala, East Africa
    + Invited to speak about Survivors in Science and Patient Advocacy Opportunities
    + Hosted by Dr. Gralow and the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network
  • Led the Big Data Divas Presentation, AACR Survivor-Scientist Scholarship Program
  • Tapping Into Your Inner Advocate, Development Campaign for the Girl Scout Alumnae
  • Pink Sunday with the Houston Aeros Community Breast Cancer Event and Silent Auction
    + Largest Pink Gloved Flash Mob in Toyota Center
    + Girl Scout Sleepover and Indoor Hockey Training
    + Benefitted the Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink West Coast
  • Development Coordinator, White Linen Night in the Heights, Houston, TX
    + Successfully developed the addition of Pink Street and a Flash Mob
  • First Survivor to have “Just So You Know” videos posted to YouTube
  • First Descents Episode on Turning Point, BYU-TV
  • Inaugural Survivor Liaison, Project Pink for North Cypress Cancer Center
  • Pink Pilates, Channel 2 News Segment
  • Social Media Saved My Life, Channel 2 News Segment

Community and Volunteer Involvement

Aggie Women’s Networking Group, Leadership Team, Speaker, 2009 to present
American International Women’s Club, Switzerland, Board Member, 2007
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Youth in Philanthropy, 2014 to present
Breast Health Collaborative of Texas, 2009 to present
Brigid’s Place, Co-Chair, 2015
CanCare, 2010 to present
Cancer Alliance of Texas, Survivorship Committee, 2016
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Alumnae, Speaker, 2011 to present
Houston Alumnae Club, 2007 to present
Houston Rodeo Committee, Corral Committee, 2013
Ignite Your Life, Board Member, 2016 to present
Medicine for the People, Guru, 2015 to present
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Ambassador, 2013 to present
Susan G Komen, Advocate in Science, 2013 to present
Texas A&M Alumnae, 2007 to present
Texas A&M University, Healthy Survivorship Advisory Board, 2016 to present
Young Survival Coalition, Past State Leader, 2007 to present

Education and Honors

Distinguished Honors were awarded for a double project which entailed stakeholders, systems, communications,
and plans required to envision and create The Methodist Hospital System Society for Leading Medicine Collaboration Plan bridging The Methodist Hospital Platinum Program located in the Houston Medical Center with The Methodist Hospital Foundation Annual Giving Society System-wide.

Rice University LINE, Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives
Texas A&M University BEDA, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture

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