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Creative Consultant

• Responsible for creative decisions and development regarding media design, branded materials, public relations, business direction and community outreach. This includes close work with editor- in-chief and support staff.
• Publish special reports on various communication and social media channels.
• Schedule and coordinate events and meetings with government and non-government entities.

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Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Consultant

• Lead teams of local pharmaceutical representatives in the marketing program for the new therapeutic treatment, AMPYRA at Walks for Multiple Sclerosis across the country. Proven ability to coordinate and thrive in a travel for work environment.
• Serve as Acorda spokesperson at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meetings and created new business opportunities through strategic networking with individuals from around the world.
• Exceeded goals to gather health data from over 30% of attendees using iPad technologies and increased registration for the “I Walk because” community support network. This included building and maintaining client and consumer relationships.

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Marketing & Event Specialist

• Execute marketing programs and events for numerous companies and brands to include: T-Mobile, Lego, Sidney Frank Co, Sara Blakely, Olay Skin Care, US Concepts, EvolvHealth, Ford, Dynamic Health, Power Sports, Toyota, and Lash Moi. This includes successful communication with clients and management of cooperative agreements.
• Successfully met all quotas and ensured client satisfaction with marketing programs and personal performance.
• Assist with social marketing on various technology platforms.

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Altarum

Consultant

• Provided expert project management and support to the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Consolidated Patient Account Centers (CPAC) governance, knowledge management, revenue cycle management, quality and internal controls, communications, and technology initiatives.
• Finalized successive CPAC reports showing improvements in third-party revenue collections and revenue cycle management.
• Mastered use of Microsoft Project for tracking tasks, allocating resources and meeting project deadlines.
• Led knowledge management technology trainings for leaders from each of the seven CPACs.
• Assisted with finalization of VHA Handbooks for 7 CPAC governance committees and the Senior Advisory Team (SAT).

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Baltimore Ravens

NFL Cheerleader

• Served as professional Cheerleader and ambassador for the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens team at public, private, and charity appearances and football games. This included regularly performing in front of over 71,000 fans.
• Presented on various media tools to include TV, Internet, and Radio. Managed/maintained professional social media

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B3 Group Inc

Consultant & Project Manager, B3 Group

• Served as a Project Manager and IT liaison for the Enterprise Acquisition Services (EAS) Project Management Office (PMO) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition, Logistics, & Construction (OALC).
• Managed and supported various projects ranging from creating analytic dashboard platforms for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to building Integrated Project Team (IPT) SharePoint sites.
• Trained cross-departmental executive level teams on use of technology and business intelligence software.
• Assisted with planning, sending communications, and running SES level meetings between government departments.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Medical Rating Specialist

• Analyzed medical disability claims, made determinations of entitlement, percent disability, and financial payment amounts/dates by interpreting evidence and applying pertinent laws, regulations, and procedures.
• Composed legal rating decision narratives sent to Veterans, Power of Attorneys, and records management.
• This position required extensive medical, coding, healthcare, and electronic billing/health data knowledge.
• Built working relationships with outside entities to include VA hospital administration, private and VA outpatient clinics, Veterans service organizations, VA central office and compensation & pension physicians.
• Successfully prioritized varying caseload to include special projects and adapting to changes in policies and laws.

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Midlands Technical College

Adjunct Professor, Medical Terminology

• Created and led challenging interactive classes and improved overall student success. This includes composing written learning materials, quizzes, and monitoring online classroom portals.

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Palmetto Health

Project Manager, Community Health Services

• Evaluated prior walking program, developed strategies for improvement, and implemented program changes to include addition of collecting quantitative data for analysis and measuring individual participant progress.
• Developed monthly program seminars, created educational materials, and led interactive sessions.
• Published an interactive intern manual after establishing a new intern position for public health graduate students.
• Built and maintained collaborations among key community stakeholders.
• Received 3000 Grant from Eat Smart Move More SC (ESMMSC) to continue Walking Program Improvements and received scholarship accept award at the 2009 South Carolina Obesity Prevention Summit.
• Completed advocacy training at the SC State House and lobbied house members to support the Student Health and Fitness Act.

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Prevention Research Center, Center for Disease Control & USC-Columbia

Graduate Research Assistant

• Researched numerous health issues ranging from policy development for healthy school lunches to improving health outcomes in targeted populations. Involved with all research steps to include interviews and focus groups with study participants.
• Helped finalized grant proposal with successful award for continued CDC funding for the PRC.
• Responsible for PRC website content to include composition of news updates, article summaries, and creative content.

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Palmetto Health Healthworks

Health Educator

• Assisted in managing health screenings & consultations for private businesses & government entities in South Carolina.

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Sustainable Bolivia

Intern and Professional Volunteer

• Planned trip details to coordinate volunteers amongst four different non-profit organizations.
• Created population targeted burn care pamphlet in Spanish for Burn Care International organizations.

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Magellan Research Foundation

Primary Investigator

• Managed and planned all elements of research from proposal to presentation of final thesis at University wide forums.
• Published results in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism. Results have also featured on www.FRS.com, a company that was previously endorsed by Lance Armstrong.

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University of South Carolina

Master, Public Health

University of South Carolina Honors College

Bachelor of Science, 2007; Exercise Science ­ Scientific Foundations & PreMedical

Sun Prairie

Diploma, General