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Kristen Reed

Kristen Reed


Jefferson County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Watertown, NY


Jefferson County Suicide Prevention Coalition


• Maintain the records of the Coalition, including membership, attendance, minutes and press.
• Organize and write reports, including progress reports, annual surveys and goal objectives.
• Coordinate the Coalition and sub-committee schedules and ensure all members can access the schedules and progress reports, assisting with technical support where needed.
• Develop and maintain systems for accurate and timely distribution of Coalition information/materials to members.
• Develop and maintain systems for accurate tracking of coalition members’ feedback and ideas.
• Coordinate the logistics for and attend Coalition meetings and trainings, including site set-up, supplies and equipment, invitations, registration, attendance, and following up with no-shows as appropriate.
• Work together with Coalition members to support the development of Coalition strategic planning and committee work plans, with systems to monitor and measure progress.
• Work together with Coalition members and Jefferson County Office of Community Services to facilitate and coordinate the collection of data from diverse sources and compile a year end summary report.
• As the Coalition develops, support the continued growth and expansion that reflect outcome accomplishment, including facilitating community engagement, implementation and feedback as well as organizing action plans.

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions, Inc.

Vocational & Educational Rehabilitation Counselor (Outpatient Clinic)

• Facilitated the creation of a Vocational Rehabilitation Resource Room at the Outpatient Clinic including but not limited to computers, quiet study spaces, vocational library of resources, and more.
• Completed case notes and monthly census information in a timely and accurate manner.
• Maintained the highest level of confidentiality and subscribed to the counselor canon of ethics.
• Performed training for individuals such as job readiness, time management, and other education and vocational specific topics.
• Worked with clients currently in alcohol & substance abuse treatment on gaining & maintaining employment as well as exploring education options (i.e. resume writing, job searching, interview skills, college applications, trade and career exploration, etc..)
• Assessed barriers with clients & set individualized goal plans to help them achieve success as sober individuals in society.
• Counseled clients on positive life choices in the vocational area as well as groups including sober living, relapse prevention, and other areas of alcohol and substance abuse.
• Completed paperwork within agency & NY State Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services guidelines.
• Participated and planned Outpatient Clinic events including Recovery Month, contests, and other celebrations and meetings.
• Completed various training courses including: ASIST Suicide Intervention Training, Ethical Decision Making, and more.


NY Young Professionals Kiwanis Club

Charter President

• Served as President for a Kiwanis Club of over 40 young professionals.
• Facilitated board meetings & presided over meetings of the general club membership.
• Created agendas, calendars, marketing materials, and other promotional guides for distribution.
• Worked diligently to file all necessary paperwork for IRS, Kiwanis International, NY District of Kiwanis, and Suffolk East Division.
• Created and maintained website for the entire division.
• Reached out to prospective members to join Kiwanis and help initiate service projects.

Career medium 01
Career medium 01

St. Lawrence NYSARC

Employment & Training Specialist - Career Opportunities Department

• Performed community outreach to employers in Upstate, NY to inform them of the services our agency had to offer.
• Performed on-site training for individuals such as job readiness, time management, and other position specific trainings.
• Worked with individuals referred from the NYS Office of Mental Hygiene & NYS Department of Education on gaining & maintaining employment (i.e. resume writing, job searching, interview skills, weekly on-site visits, etc..)
• Assessed barriers with disabled adults & set intensive service plans to help them achieve success regardless of their vocational, physical, or mental barriers.
• Counseled individuals with mental illnesses on positive life choices.
• Completed paperwork within state & agency guidelines.
• Served as co-facility advisor to Aktion Club to help guide individuals with disabilities in community service & volunteerism efforts in their community and agency.


March of Dimes

National Collegiate Council Ambassador

• Worked on-campus to promote the mission of the March of Dimes through fundraising efforts and public relations materials.
• Assisted the March of Dimes National Youth Team with promoting March for Babies, National Prematurity Awareness Month, and Signature Chef Events.
• Conducted interviews with celebrities (example: Sherri Shepherd) and March for Babies families on camera for public relations materials.
• Worked on advocacy team for the Petition for Preemies to U.S. Congress.
• Created brochures, newsletters, fundraising letters, and fundraising guides to guide members in fundraising.
• Volunteered at March of Dimes events to promote fundraising, spirit, and support.

Career medium 03
Career medium 05

SUNY Potsdam, English & Communication Department - Dr. John D. Youngblood

Teaching Assistant/Books for Haiti Coordinator

• Gave lectures, created curriculum, administered quizzes/tests, facilitated classroom educational activities & discussions.
• Worked on marketing materials and event planning for campus events such as World AIDS Day, workshops, and special keynote speakers.
• Specialized in teaching Human Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interracial Communication, and freshmen public speaking courses.
• Created public relations materials to promote visiting authors, department events, and educational lectures/seminars.
• Gave lectures to students in many areas of verbal/non-verbal communication.
• Held office hours to work with students on a one-on-one basis to assist with speech outlines, study practices, and public speaking advice.
• Served as Better World Books Book Drive Volunteer Coordinator for the English & Communication Department and leading a campus-wide effort to promote literacy, collect donated books, and ship out over 4,000 books to benefit Haiti.


New York District Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. - Kamp Kiwanis

Leadership Team, Registrar, Secretary (seasonal)

• Processed over 1,000 applications for adults, children, and financial aid assistance for those wishing to attend camp.
• Created public relations materials, newsletters, and promotional flyers to recruit donations and contributions to the camp.
• Processed checks, maintained petty cash system, organized camp main office and balanced financial records for the camp.
• Aided in programming and transporting of both adults and children with & without disabilities.

Career medium 01
Career medium 03

Circle K International

International President & International Board Member (2007-2010)

• Served as International President for the world’s largest collegiate community service organization located in over 17 different countries globally, CKI.
• Chaired various international committees such as Executive Committee, Service, and Membership Development & Benefits.
• Coordinated committee activities, meetings, and directives.
• Served as International Representative to New York, New England, Capital, and New Jersey districts of CKI.
• Coordinated event planning for International Conventions and assisted with other large scale events such as workshops & service projects.
• Worked for 4 years on an International Board analyzing and developing new and innovative ways to market benefit & recruit membership.
• Created and maintained CKI’s social media avenues (examples: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr) to interact with membership & supporters.
• Coordinated Chase Community Giving effort to win the Kiwanis
International Foundation a $25,000 grant through Facebook.
• Coordinated Razoo effort to win UNICEF a $5,000 grant through Facebook.
• Presented keynote addresses and informational workshops for members at conferences around the U.S.A. and Canada to promote CKI.


State University of New York College at Potsdam

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communications

Ogdensburg Free Academy

Regents Diploma with Honors